W9864y TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten
Apr 8 1944
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten.
[ONTARIO CREST - shield and animals]
Maxin T. Gray, O.L.S.
NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
Hamilton, April 8th, 1944.
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario.
I have your letter of April 6th and I am very pleased that you can come home on May 4th.2 I am not sure if I can go with you that evening, but in any event I shall be glad to see you.
I have been reading with great interest your Training School Report for last year. I think it is a very credible document. In view of the serious inconveniences and interruptions of one kind and another caused by the war and you have succeeded in keeping everything going in a most satisfactory manner. The information you give is all of public interest, and I wish it could get more publicity than it gets as part od our Annual Report which does receive a fairly wide distribution. I do not know, however, if it goes to the people who would be most interested in this work. I notice a referance in the Report, Van Slyke taking the place of Barnsley. Did not the latter complete his year? I would be sorry to think that he had not completed his course. Under the circumstances it is a miracle that the school has been kept going at all, and the fact that the boys are receiving practically normal training reflects great credit on yourself.
With kind personal regards, believe me,
1 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 986.1.091 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
For more information on T.B. McQuesten, see his biography.
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2 See W9864w, W9864x.