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Box 12-501 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Nov 15 1910
To: Calvin McQuesten Edmonton, Alberta
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Calvin,

Yesterday morning I received your letter, written en route to Edmonton. I had just posted the night before my second letter to Winnipeg. Do not know if this will finally reach you. We are just as usual, R.'s letter was most interesting especially to Edna who was much pleased to hear of your finding Lorna and seeing her house. I think it quite sensible to take a little time and visit the various homes in the west. The knowledge will be useful.

But you must not be thinking of starting out in any large or laborious charge which would first thing overtax your nervous system. Unfortunately all the McQuestens seem more or less nervously excitable.1

It will be very interesting to hear your various experiences when you return. If you stop at Winnipeg, you will find any news in letters there. Yes indeed I am always praying that you may be guided at this very important point in your life. All as well as usual. With much love

Your loving mother

M. B. McQuesten

1 Calvin was born with some disability in his left hand, arm and left side, see W4288. He also suffered from the family's inherited mental disability and was prone to breakdowns when excited or under stress such as during exams or overwork. Isaac, Mary, Calvin & Edna demonstrated signs of this mental illness, and Isaac and Edna, especially, suffered from a more severe form of this mental illness, see W7634, W2511.

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