Box 12-292 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 10 1912 Wednesday [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Ontario
We have been getting all the things in the cellar crated this week so as to have nothing to do but to crate Gentle's things when they come. I have not had the dining room table crated yet because I cannot decide to let it go up, it does not go with the other furniture. It cost $20 at Souters and I have asked Burrowes what he could sell it for, he says not more than $12. We are sending up any way, that table we used in the kitchen at the cottage and I wish to know, if we will wait a little till we can get hold of perhaps a walnut one or if not get a fumed oak. There was a very pretty one round with leaves for $20 at Souter, the colour is like a rather light walnut without any grain but much prettier than uncle's golden oak. I am going to send up the nursery bed-stead, have found a hair mattrass [sic] in the attic, so have only to get a wire mattrass [sic], and on reckoning up we would need all, if Mary or Tom came up. Our red Repp curtains dyed well for only $1.50, we got a sample of colour at Wattkins we thought we thought would suit the woodwork, a light brown. Let me know what you think about disposing of Uncle's table. Must hurry to prayer meeting. With much love.