W9864j TO MATT BROMAN from his assoicate, Rev. Calvin McQuesten.
May 6 1943
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: Calvin McQuesten
I am using this paper to let you read the sentence at the top stating the object of THE HAMILTON BIRD PROTECTION SOCIETY (INCORPORATED), now called The Hamilton Naturalists Club: [Objects illegible]
THE HAMILTON BIRD PROTECTION AGENCY
Hamilton, Thursday May 6/43, Canada.
Dear Mr. Broman, 1,2
When Cleland put off all that fine stock yesterday, he did not think there were any [altheas?] in the lot. But I found them today. And everything has been put in except the spruce at the corner of the Rock Garden3. Is the little one year sent to be put in there or are you sending us a bigger one? All we lack now of the list you and I made are the roses for the rose bed. But if you could let us have a clematis for the stone wall at the back I would like it, either a hardy blue if there is such a thing or the one with masses of little white flowers. If you have either of them, could you send it with my brother to-morrow,
With cordial thanks for this fine collection of strong stock, believe me
Yours very truly,
1 Rev. Calvin McQuesten was on the executive of Bird Protection Society and of the Naturalists for many years. For more information on Calvin, go to the Home Page, click on Family and then on his photo.
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 986.1.079 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
3 The Rock Garden is part of the Royal Botanical Gardens.