Box 04-062 TO MARY BALDWIN AND REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from their mother Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 25 1924
To: Mary and Calvin McQuesten Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Caledonian Station Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Dearest Mary and Calvin,
Just a few lines before leaving here to-morrow morning. Yesterday morning all went to St. Giles to church and this afternoon went to see Botanical Gardens so that I could tell Stevenson we had been there. The flowers and palms &c. in the glass houses were gorgeous, so glad we went. Saturday did not go to the Trossachs, the weather promised to be cold and raining and it was too long a day for me and I find by Sat. I always need to rest. Of course having heard so much about them felt disappointed. Tom went and was glad I did not. H. saw them before but Tom is much disappointed that heather is not out, a cold late season, no summer here at all, am so thankful we live in Canada. Now we go on up to Aberdeen and Braemar and back to Glasgow, and are to take in Belfast and Londonderry if possible, joining steamer at Belfast.
We are much disappointed in shops. Nothing here at all and if we liked the things very dear. We have decided we can do far better in Canada, the nicest things were really in Portsmouth. Excuse scrawling but am hurrying to bed.
Your loving mother
[P.S.] If you see Mrs Thomson & Fletcher or Miss Fisher say I was very pleased to receive their letters. You might phone if not to much trouble.