W9862q TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, R.A Gaskin.
Dec 18 1941
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario
From: R.A. Gaskin
The Prime Minister of the Council
Toronto December 18th, 1941
Dear Mr Broman:1,2
A few days ago the Honourable Mr. McQuesten sent Mr. Hepburn3 a copy of your letter of November 25th, together with the onion seedlings.
As you know, Mr. Hepburn is very much interested in the possibility of growing onion seed in our country and he has asked me to advise you that early in the coming year he will send you a bushel of onions from his farm.
Yours very sincerely
Mr. R.M. Broman,
c-o Niagara Parks Commission
Niagara Falls, Ontario.
1940 to 1941
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 986.1.042 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
3 This may refer to Mitchell Hepburn who became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1930 and the Premier of Ontario in 1934. He resigned from his position as Premier in 1942 and the following spring Tom ran for leadership of the party. See W-MCP7-1.264 for Tom's "platform."