W9862j TO R.A. MCALLISTER from L.Brown
Sep 23 1941
To: R.A. McAllister
From: L. Brown
September 23rd, 1941.
Memorandum to R.A. McAllister,
Office of Building Superintendent
Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
Deputy Minister of Public Works.
Re: Bulbs, Plants, etc,
The Honourable Mr. McQuesten, 1,2Minister of Highways, gave me to understand that the Department of Highways' facilities for growing bulbs and plants at Niagara Falls were much more extensive than ours at Queen's Park and that our requirements in part at least could be filled from there. The gardener here has given the following list of bulbs and plants which he would require for next spring's planting:
200 Cannas-King Humbert
1,000 Radio Red Geraniums
400 Echeveria Sempervivium
200 pink Cannas- Hungarian
Also any spot plants that can be spared
(Signed) L. Brown,
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.
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 dealing with this matter are: W9862h (986.1.035.1); W9862i (986.1.035.2); W9862j (986.1.035.3). 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 986.1.035.3 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.