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W9861m TO ELLISON KAUMEYER from his associate, Matt Broman
Apr 19 1939
To: C. Ellison Kaumeyer
From: Matt Broman Niagara Falls Ontario

Niagara Parks Commission

April 19,1939

To C.Elliston Kaumeyer, Esquire,
General Manager,
Subject: The Apprentice Gardener's Course in Kew, London

I beg to submit a recommendation for an apprentice gardener to go over to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London, England for the 1939 year course.

I will highly recommend apprentice James Waters for this course as he is the most outstanding student, and his capability and disposition, trustworthiness and conduct are without reproach.

Respectfully submitted
K.M.B. [Knut Mattias Broman]1,2
Superintendent of Arboriculture

1 The initials K.M.B. refer to Knut Mattias Broman who worked closely with T.B. McQuesten and Elliston (or Ellison) Kaumeyer.

These are the Matt Broman Letters--the series of letters beginning with "986" are all the "Broman" letters.

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.

For more information on T.B. McQuesten see his biography

2 This document was originally numbered 986.1.013 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

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