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W9863z TO MATT BROMAN from T.B. McQuesten
Dec 29 1942
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten

Ontario Office of Minister of Highways

Toronto, December 29, 1942.

Dear Matt,1,2

I have been overwhelmed with your kindness and thoughtfulness. We had the turkey on Christmas and it was a magnificent bird and I enjoyed it very much indeed. It was a new experience for all of us, and two or three people we had in were delighted to be able to say that they had tasted a smoked turkey. I do not think it could have been better and we all enjoyed it. The other accompaniments were also eaten and very much appreciated. The vegetables were delicious and I am dropping a note to each of the boys thanking him for his kind remembrance. May I take this opportunity of saying how much I value your interest and extensive labours in advancing the interests of the Commission and the extensive and ever increasing development of the park areas. When I look over the progress of the last eight years, I can only again express my great appreciation for your very large share in it. I hope you and I may have many years together to extend just such developments as have taken place in and about the Falls. I also hope that you may have a very happy and prosperous New Year and that the end of it will see us well along in the way towards peace.

With kind personal regards, believe me,
Faithfully yours,
T.B. McQuesten

K.M. Broman Esq.,
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario,

1 Index indicates two letters and an envelope, but they are duplicates, all entered here under this number.

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 986.1.071.3 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

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