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Box 12-762 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from Aura A. Sawyer
Dec 15 1930 [approximate date]
To: Mrs. Mary Baker McQuesten 'Whitehern' Hamilton, Ontario
From: [?]

My dear Cousin Mary,

You will perhaps wonder why I send you this "Musical Pamphlet1" so am writing to explain.

It is gotten out by a friend and neighbour of ours, who is a successful music teacher and among her pupils are the three "Stein children"-The picture on the cover is one of Ann Stein taken a member of years ago, but a good likeness of her at that time. The next picture is of Mary Elda and Ann at a little piano that belonged to their grandfather's sister when she was a child.

The illustrations through the rest of the book are by the daughter of a friend of my sister Jean Day. Mrs. Johnson has been teaching her little pupils by this method I understand and tells them a story about each piece-.

Mary Elda and Ann have played a couple of times when their teacher had an entertainment.

Ann informed her mother she "was not taking lessons to entertain the public and if she had to keep playing at these recitals she would stop taking lessons--she certainly belongs to the family for we do not like being in the "lime light."

Ida is keeping about as usual and joins me in wishing you all the best of Christmas Cheer and many blessings during 1931.


Aura A. sawyer

1 This pamphlet is not included with the letter.

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