Box 12-573 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 14 1912 Saturday Night [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Alberta
Am sending you the measurements of all the carpets, so you can have the linoleum put round where needed. You would need in the dining-room to put it right into the bay window. Amongst Uncle's books is the History of Herodotus in English in three small volumes also Bible Dictionary by W. Smith. Would you like them? Have you the gold lined tea set in Bracebridge? Would you like to buy it there? You might notice if there are cake plates the large size for the table. We pay 10 cts. for cup & saucer also for the tea plate.
I have ordered felt lining to go with carpets from Wattkins and there is some with Uncle's so you would just need some for the blue ones, if you can get it there. Inquire. Do you see the wicker work tables up there with place underneath for magazines? The arbutus arrived just in time for tea, looking quite fresh and it looks very pretty in the long yellow dish. Edna is writing you but has been very busy and is tired to-night. Mrs. Mullin was here for tea also; we have now to find wedding present for Robin.
Isn't it funny to read of the 143 lost children on moving day in Montreal. Am getting so tired of meetings, expect Janie James for our Auxiliary on Tuesday. It seems too bad that you have to do the minister's wife's part at the Aux. You have more than your share, poor fellow. I must close for I have other writing to do. With best love.
Your affectionate mother
M. B. McQuesten
[P.S.] Living-room Moravian rug 9X12
Velvet rug 9X12
Wool rug in your room 7'6" X9
Two blue carpets 7X9