W9865e TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten.
Jun 14 1944
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten.
Chisholm, McQuesten & Welby
69 James St. South
June 14th, 1944.
Mr. K.M. Broman1
Training School for Apprentice Gardeners,
Niagara Parks Commission,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
On the way to Buffalo yesterday I stopped to look over the bed of rhododendrons north of the Administration Buildings. They are perfectly magnificient. I never saw them finer and they compare well with other shows in places which I have seen. I think your action in establishing this bed is now thoroughly justified and I have to admit that you were right in expecting it to have a reasonably long life. The hardy azaleas were also very fine.
I have been laid up more or less for about a week, but I hope to see you soon.
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 986.1.097 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.
For more information on T.B. McQuesten see his biography.
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