W-MCP1-3a.017 TO THOMAS AND [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from their mother Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 15 1907 Friday
To: [Rev.] Calvin and Thomas Baker McQuesten 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
My dear boys,
You will want to hear the latest news. The committee finds that building is so costly that they want to lay the tenders before a full meeting of the club. In the meantime they take our house and "if they are turned down by the others" and do not take the house, they will give us an indemnity of $200, as they cannot know for two weeks. On the strength of this H. and I started off to Oakville, and have taken a house for $200 from May 1st to Oct. 15th, if we need it longer at $15 a month, and if for any reason we decide in a few weeks not to go, the agent says he will rent it easily.
The great charm of the house is its situation, the view is magnificent and it is in the nicest neighbourhood and not overlooked. It is an old fashioned very plain looking house, but nicely papered inside and very nice furniture and just large enough to hold us. The house belongs to a Capt. Williams who is superintendent of the Toronto Ferries, who lived in it, till his first wife died, but marrying another lady who lives in Bronte. It is in good repair and comfortable. There was another house but it was far back from lake and I thought it too large, for I want the girls to have an easy time. When I came home I found a note from Mrs. Thomson offering their coach house to stow any furniture we liked. We cannot get into the house till May 1st so will have to sponge on our friends. With much love.
Your loving mother