W9864d TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten.
Mar 11 1943
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
C. Ellison Kaumeyer
NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
Toronto, March 11, 1943.
K.M. Broman, Esq.,1,2
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
I am enclosing to you a letter covering the question of community gardens which appeared in the Hamilton Spectator and which is quite broad and informstive [sic]. I know of the activity of Mr. Fridís committee. It originally started back, I think, about 1929 and was of great value in relieving distress at that time. It then dropped out of sight and recently he had been reviving it. This might turn out to be a more practicable use of your land than to confine it to the Boy Scouts. Any vegetables that are raised by the efforts of private individuals whether they are sold or retained are a contribution to the war effort. I think, however, it would not be wise to permit them to be sold, as they immediately come in conflict with existing businesses and they had better be used for the benefit of charity, public institutions or the private owners who raise them.
The clippings referred to here are under W9864e (986.1.075.2) and W9864f (986.1.075.3).
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.
For other persons mentioned in the letters or for various plants and trees, search by name.
2 This document was originally numbered 986.1.075.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.