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W9864r TO I.B. MACLEAN, Esq., from Matt Broman.
Jan 28 1944
To: I.B. MacLean 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
From: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Niagara Parks Commission

Training School for Apprentice Gardeners

Niagara Falls, Ontario

January 18, 1944

I.B. MacLean, Esquire
481 University Avenue,
Toronto, 2, Ontario

Dear Sir:

I wish to thank you for your letter of January 26th.

I regret to say, that at the present time we have no graduate whom we could recommend to send to you. Practically all of our graduates are in the war services and the average of apprentices now enrolled is sixteen. However, I take this opportunity to send you a pamphlet about the Training School.

I would be greatly pleased to have you visit us in the late spring, if it would be convenient for you and you can see for yourself what we are doing at our school. I realize by your letter that you are very interested in the training of young Canadians in gardening.

Yours very truly.
M.B.[Matt Broman1

1 The items referred to here are: W9864q (986.1.085.1), 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. This document was originally numbered 986.1.085.2 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

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.

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