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W9865f TO MATT BROMAN from his associate, T.B. McQuesten.
Aug 21 1944
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten.

Chisholm, McQuesten & Welby

69 James St. South
Hamilton, Can.

August 21st, 1944.

Mr. Matt Broman1
Niagara Parks Commission,
Training School for Apprentice Gardeners,
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Dear Matt:-

The Chairman of our Board has expressed the wish to have a chat with you some evening, preferably Monday or Tuesday next the 28th or 29th of August. Would it be possible for you to come up here? We want to discuss a proposal to get the Government to back a School here in connection with our Botanical Gardens similar to yours.2 Mr Langs was interested to know generally your curriculum, course of lectures and type of training.

I have your letter of August 18th with enclosure. I have read the article with great interest.

I was sorry to have missed you last week. I did not know you had gone away.

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

1 A copy of this letter occurs at 986.1.98.2.

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 986.1.098.1 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.

2 Broman was the principle of the Training School for Apprentice Gardeners in Niagara Falls.

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