W-MCP5-6.371 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his wife Margarette B. [Lerned] McQuesten
Jun 30 1839
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Hamilton, Canada West
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]
[THIS LETTER IS NOTED AS MISSING ON THE MICROFILM.]
"Margarette, wife of Dr. Calvin, writing from Hopkinton, June 1839,1 to husband. Calvin a good boy, (Calvin, Marg. and son are
staying in Hamilton at home of Mr. and Mrs. Brewster, and she hopes they can stay there next winter.)"
1 We have estimated the date as June 30 because Margarette
was visiting in Hopkinton, New Hampshire with young Calvin in June and July of 1839 (See W0137, W0140, W0144). The note in
brackets likely refers to the place where the McQuestens were boarding in Hamilton, with the Brewsters.
This is an important letter because it establishes that the McQuestens stayed with the Brewsters in Hamilton and the Brewsters later show up in Hespeler too. In fact the McQuesten Stove that is in Mackenzie House Museum in Toronto was purchased from the Brewsters in Hespeler--so it might have been sold (or given) to them when Isaac's business was sold up after the bankruptcy in his mill in Hespeler. See W0993, 1839/8/14.