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W9865j TO MATT BROMAN from T.B. McQuesten.
Nov 3 1944
To: Matt Broman, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
From: T.B. McQuesten

69 James Street,

Nov 3rd 1944

Dear Matt1

Just a line to say how grateful I am to you for your trouble in coming up on Wednesday last. I do not think I shall have to bother you again but if I do I shall take the liberty of writing you. I greatly value your loyalty and support. The delay in the winding up of the war is making it somewhat difficult for us all but I have found in life that the things which are worth while are only obtained with the exercise of great patience and tenacity. I think your ideas and mine can bring about an exceptional and interesting development beyond what has been done elsewhere although of the [months?] [sic] I have been constantly attacked on the score that we are apparently not confining ourselves to the formal and limited type of Botanical Garden. I think with you more and more that there is great room for something much larger and of interest to more people in the variety of developments which the size and beauty of our territory will permit.

There is the greatest need too of quite an advanced teaching centre not only for garden work but for Park executives. And this should include a very sound knowledge of gardening and administration.

I think in subsequent courses it should go much beyond this for those who are ambitious to get training for larger Park administration. Well at all we must have faith and hold on both of us

Faithfully yours,
T.B. McQuesten

Matt Broman Esq,
Niagara Falls, Ont.

1 Letter No. 986.1.102.3 is a typewritten copy of this one.

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 the "Broman" letters. This document was originally numbered 986.1.102.2 but has been renumbered for cataloguing purposes.

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

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