W9862e To MATT BROMAN from his associate T.B. McQuesten
Aug 14 1941
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario
From: T.B. McQuesten
[ONTARIO CREST--shield and animals]
NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
C. Ellison Kaumeyer
Toronto, August 14th, 1941.
M. Broman, Esq.,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission
Niagara Falls, Ontario
I am attaching hereto clipping having to do with the Tung Nut Tree.
If you could produce any tree which can supply this country with vegetable oil, we would erect your statue in the Oakes Garden.
1 This refers to the tung nut tree from China, see W986.1.33 and attached clipping.
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 986.1.032.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.