W9862f TO T.B. MCQUESTEN from his associate Matt Broman
Aug 30 1941
To: T.B. McQuesten
From: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.August 30th, 1941.
I have just returned from my two weeks vacation and I received your letter of August 14th, to-day, with the attached clipping. I will do my utmost to try to get a tree like the Tung Nut Tree. 2
During my vacation I had a splendid opportunity to see your beautifully laid-out picnic grounds beside the highways up north, and I like the Martin Lake picnic grounds very much and am enclosing some pictures of the same.
The roads were good and I went as far as Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Kapaskasing, White Fish Falls, and so on.
Canada is such a wonderful country !
Yours very respectfully, [Matt Broman]1
Hon. T.B. McQuesten, K.C.,
Minister of Highways,
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.
This document was originally numbered 986.1.033 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
2 986.1.032.2 is an attached clipping reading:
TREES FROM CHINA
[?]cester, South Africa, Aug 12--Cultivation of trees of the tung nut, valuable for its paint oils and other products, has been introduced to South Africa from China on an extended scale.