W9863b TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten
Apr 23 1942
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
C. Ellison Kaumeyer
NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
Toronto, April 23, 1942.
K.M. Broman, Esq.,1
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Thank you for the letters from Mr. H.A. Gleason and Mr. A.C. Smith, which I have read with great interest and I am returning them to you herewith. I know the Monkey-puzzle very well.
I also have your letter of April 22nd with information which I have read with a great deal of interest. I am sorry to trouble you with these matters, but there is no one else to whom I can apply.3
With kind personal regards,
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 986.1.052.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
3 In W9862z, Broman writes to Tom's sister Mary about treating their soil with formalin, an antibacterial solution containing formaldehyde.