W9861h TO MATT BROMAN from his associate T.B. McQuesten
Mar 7 1936
To: Matt Broman Matthew Broman, Esq. Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Falls Ontario
From: T.B. McQuesten
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
Toronto, March 7, 1936
Office of the Minister of Highways
Matthew Broman, Esq.,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission
Niagara Falls, Ontario.
My dear Broman:
I am enclosing to you a parcel of seeds from the catalpa in my garden. I think it is Speciosa. It is a variety which I think we should plant fairly heavily in the Park. My specimen was planted perhaps fifty-one years ago. It is now over sixty feet high and probably three feet through at the butt. Catalpas generally are reedy, unpleasant sort of trees unless you get them to great size. They then become very handsome.
1 Matt Broman worked very closely with Thomas B. McQuesten on many of his projects in Hamilton and in Niagara. There is a plaque commemorating Matt Broman's work at the RBG near the Thomas B. McQuesten High Level Bridge. There is also a small lookout park named after him on the brow overlooking King's Forest Park in Hamilton. The series of letters beginning with "986" are all Broman's.
For more information on T.B. McQuesten, go to the Home Page see his biography.
2 This document was originally numbered 986.1.008 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.