W9861u TO T.B. MCQUESTEN from his associate, Matt Broman
Jan 27 1941
To: T.B. McQuesten, Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario.
From: Matt Broman
THE NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
January 27, 1941.
I enclose with this letter a few notes which I have prepared, setting forth some ideas on the Royal Botanical Gardens
I would appreciate any changes or additions you might care to suggest. Then, if feasible, have the corrected copy printed and presented to these people who might assist in getting this project started. Personally, I feel that even with a small start a good foundation might be laid.
For example, with a moderate grant, it would be possible to hire some labourers who could do the necessary cleaning up and plant some selections from our collection at the School Nursery.
I shall be glad to devote all my spare time, gratis, to this scheme, and if the time comes when you feel that I can render greater service there I should be glad to do so.
I am very pleased with the progress that has been made at the School. The fine reputation which is being made by the students of this institution is already filling a real place in Canadian life.
Please advise me of any way in which I can be of further assistance.
Yours very respectfully,
Hon. T.B. McQuesten, K.C;
Minister of Highways,
1 This document was originally numbered 986.1.022.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes. 986.1.022.2 is a duplicate of this letter.
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 see his biography.