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W9863t TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, J.W. Duncan
Sep 17 1942
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: J.W. Duncan.

Algoma Steel Corporation Limited

Sault Ste Marie Canada

17th September 1942.

Office of the President

Mr. Matt Broman,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls,

Dear Mr. Broman,

I want to thank you very much for my enjoyable visit of yesterday with the Honourable T.M. McQuesten.3 I did not know that such a variety of plants could be grown in Canada. My wife and I have enjoyed the peaches and melon which were both delightful and tonight we expect to eat the squash and aubergine.

One of these days with Mr. McQuesten's sanction, I hope to bring my wife with me and will ask you to be good enough to show us over your place again.

Yours truly,
J.W. Duncan

1 W9863r is the envelope for this letter.

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 986.1.065.2 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

3 This is likely an error, Thomas's middle initial is "B" and stands for Baker which is his mother's maiden name.

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