W4525 TO CALVIN MCQUESTEN FROM his sister Mary Baldwin McQuesten.
Jan 24 1902
To: Calvin McQuesten.
From: Mary Baldwin McQuesten, 66 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario.
66 Bloor St West
Toronto Jan 24th
My dear Calvin,
As I am feeling rather lazy and don't care about going downtown will write you instead. Have been enjoying myself very much, but am getting about tired of Teas. The most notable Tea took place at Tom's joint last Monday when the hosts threw open their "apartments" to the Sutherlands and myself. The dear boys treated us royally but as they all contributed towards the refreshments do not think it cost each very much, but it was so nice of them to think [??] we had coffee and fancy cakes, ice-cream, charlotte Busse and Candies. We girls were struck dumb with the elegance of it all. The plot is really awfully nice the parlor is a good size room and very prettily decorated. The gas fit is covered with a red shade which is Charlie's special possession and which he says throws a becoming glow on his hair.
Yesterday I went over to call on the Hills, the girls are just the same as usual They wished me to stay with them for a few days but I declined with thanks as Tommy nearly went into a panic when I told him he simply will not go near them so for his sake will give up the entrancing prophet. The Sutherlands gave a tea on Wednesday when two of the paper shapes went up in flames to add excitement to the event. I think it quite possible that I may leave for home tommorrow. Although the Sutherlands wish me to stay but Mrs. Stevens is coming down for ver Sunday and as I had a dose of him two weeks ago think I will absquatulate. Poor Gordon Clark they say his father is simply heartbroken. The whole family were wrapped up in him. Leila is not out of bed yet and Mrs. MacKay said it moved, at least five weeks before she was well enough. She has been in bed ever sinxe the middle of October.
I met Connie Carth, Charles Lockes Francis yesterday She seems an exceedingly charming girl I met as Miss Belle Montgomery at the Sutherlands Tea. She said she has met you and had heard you when you were class [pastor??] at varsity. She seemed quite interested in hearing about you and your doings. You might tell Sandwell she was inquriing for him. Charlie Correlli has become a rolling lump of fat, he seems to have improved in their respects though. My what a snowfall we had here, The snow banked along the sides of the street is up to my waist but the air is so fresh and not very cold as that it is delightful walking. Last week I went to hear her James Grant lecture on how to prolong life and came home imagining I had appendicitis or would die of apoplexy. Went to hear dear Fr. McTavish last Sunday and spoke to him afterwards. He was inquiring after you and seemed pleased to know that you liked your work and wished to be remembered you. Well dear boy I do hope you are enjoying yourself and not working too hard. Take good care of yourself,
Your loving sister,
Mary B. McQuesten