W9864i TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten
Apr 19 1943
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesen
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
C. Ellison Kaumeyer
NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
Toronto, April 19, 1943.
[Handwritten] Hamilton April 29th.
K.M. Broman, Esq.,
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Do you remember some dahlia roots I asked you to save me for the parson in Freelton. His name for the moment escapes my attention. Would it be too much trouble to leave them in Hamilton whenever you think it is time for them and I shall arrange to get them out to the parson.
I have a number of fruit trees planted against the southerly wall of my house and I had it in mind after the war when I could get some more iron, carrying up a sort of iron grid work on the top of the wall and training these trees to lie along the top of the wall and on the iron grid. I hate to trouble you, but I think I shall have to do some pruning to this effect if I do not, the trees will get too big for me. Would you mind taking a look at them?
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 986.1.078 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.