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W9862x TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten
Apr 16 1942
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten

[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]

C. Ellison Kaumeyer
General Manager

Toronto, April 16, 1942.

K.M. Broman, Esq.,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Dear Matt:

I am enclosing to you herewith cutting from the Hamilton Spectator. I do not know what the flower calendu is. I would like to know if it is a herb with which you are familiar. I know of the flower the calendula.

Faithfully yours,
T.B. McQuesten

[Attached clipping numbered 986.1.048.2:]

Elected Grand Master

Cobourg Ont, April 15 W.H. Smith of Lindsay last night was elected grand master of the Provincial Black Chapter of Ontario East Orange Lodge at the conclusion of the chapter's annual meeting.

Plant Destroyed

Quebec City, April 15. The plant of J.L. Vachon & sons, manufacturers of doors and windows in St joseph de Beauvre was destroyed by fire early this morning. A large stock was destroyed and the loss was placed at $150,000. The Calendu flower was used for flavouring soup in the days of our grandmothers.

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 986.1.048.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

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