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W9865a TO T.B. MCQUESTEN from his associate, Matt Broman.
Apr 14 1944
To: T.B. McQuesten. Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario.
From: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Niagara Parks Commission

Training School for Apprentice Gardeners

Niagara Falls Ontario
April 14, 1944.

Dear Sir:-

I have a little idea of my own here, and I think it will work out all right, if we obtain your permission to carry out the idea.

There are many young girls, in our collegiates around here, who would like to know something about gardening. The boys from the High Schools seek a job where they can get high pay and that is the reason we are thinking about the girls.

It is our intention to give them a few lectures and general practical work in gardening.

It will be very helpful and educational to them, and in return they will assist in keeping the School in good condition.

I have not spoken to the General Manager about this, because I would like to find out from you if you think it is worth while.

Yours respectfully,
[Matt Broman]1

T.B. McQuesten, K.C.,
Hamilton, Ontario.

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 986.1.093 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

For more information on T.B. McQuesten see his biography.

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