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W-MCP2-3b.034 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 3 1918 1
To: Calvin McQuesten [Whitehern]
From: Oakville

My dear Calvin,

I have just returned from seeing Tom at Radial Station so you see I am improving. J.K. [John Knox McQuesten] would not stay over but will come back Monday for dinner. We are waiting Mr. Irving, Colin [Fletcher] and Mrs. F. for Tuesday. [?Katie?] is in Toronto. We were much interested in all the McQ. news, the place seems to have gone down very much.

I have had two auto drives this week, Mrs. Geo. Black came up from Toronto with her Ford and gave me one; then at the Patriotic garden party [?] across the way the girls made up with a Toronto family and they took me. [two pages of letter very faint].

Last night's paper tells of the death at the Front, of Lieutenant Col. Alex Turner, he was the only grand-son of the Jas. Turner family, 26 years old, had been wounded several times and decorated. War news very [?]. Be careful with the cold. With much love from all.

Your affectionate mother

M.B. McQuesten

1 There are no McQuesten family letters for 1917.

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