Advanced Search 

Home - introductions to the site
Search - a searchable database of letters/essays/etc.
Genealogy - short biographical information of each family member
Photographs - various images pertaining to the McQuesten family
Thesis - essays on the McQuestens and lifewriting by Mary Anderson
Timelines - a chronological list of events in the McQuesten family and corresponding historical events

Search Results

W9862c TO MATT BROMAN from T.B. McQuesten
Jun 11 1941
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten

Niagara Parks Commission

C. Ellison Kaymeyer
General Manager

Toronto, June 11, 1941.

K.M. Broman, Esq.,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission
Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Dear Matt:

The big catalpa tree at the north west corner of my house seems to me to be gradually leaning over to the east and I am afraid it may fall. There was formerly a large maple tree to the west of it which protected it from the wind, but this died a few years ago and was cut down. There also appears to be a root and was cut down. There also appears to be a root at the bottom which is rising up out of the ground indicating the tree is inclining. Would you mind looking at it whenever it is convenient. I thought it might have a wire over to the two trees to the north west and the south west which would keep it from falling over.

Faithfully yours,
T.B. McQuesten

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 part of the Broman collection.

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

2 This document was originally numbered 986.1.030 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

Home | Search | Thesis | Family | Timelines
Photographs | Whitehern | Sitemap | Credits

Copyright 2002 Whitehern Historic House and Garden
The development of this website was directed by Mary Anderson, Ph.D. and Janelle Baldwin, M.A.
Please direct questions and comments to Mary Anderson, Ph.D.

Hamilton Public Library This site was created in partnership with and is hosted by the Hamilton Public Library. Canada's Digital Collections This digital collection was produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital Collections initiative, Industry Canada.