W9862v TO T.B. MCQUESTEN from C.J. Foster
Mar 6 1942
To: T.B. McQuesten.
From: C.J. Foster. Copy
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISIONER
Toronto, March 6th, 1942.
Dear Mr. McQuesten,
A few weeks ago Miss Leeson gave my wife some brown beans which you had given her.1
We have cooked these in various ways and we both agree they are superior to anything we can get on the market, both for nutrition and palatability. I think whoever has developed this type has achieved something. I don't know whether any are available for sale but I should very much like to buy some if this is possible.
Hon. T.B. McQuesten,
Minister of Highways,
1 See also W9862n (986.1.039) and W9862u (986.1.046.1) between Thomas McQuesten and Matt Broman as they apparently make reference to this bean.
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.
Also note that This document was originally numbered 986.1.046.2 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.