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W9864q TO Matt BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten.
Feb 1 1944
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten.

[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]

Maxin T. Gray, O.L.S.
General Manager

Hamilton, February 1, 1944

Mr. M. Broman,1
Training School for Apprentice Gardeners,
Niagara Falls, Ont.

Dear Matt:-

I have your letter of January 31st with enclosed letter of Colonel MacLean together with copy of your reply.2 I am returning these to you herewith. I am writing to Colonel MacLean to-day, whom I know very well. I think you are wise in refusing to recommend any young man. Apart from the fact that you have not got a satisfactory man I agree with your view you should wait until the fellows return from the war. I hope to see you in the next few weeks.

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

Encls.2. [W986.1.085.2; W986.1.085.3].

1 This document was originally numbered 986.1.085.1 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

2 The items referred to here are: W9864r (986.1.085.2), W9864s (986.1.085.3).

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.

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