W6901 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 13 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten East Northfield Massachusetts
From: 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
My dear Calvin,
Received your letter yesterday. Glad to know you were enjoying yourself so much. We all went to Ottawa yesterday; the day did not turn out so fine as it promised. We went directly to Murphy Gamble's for lunch and ordered an auto to come for us at two. I had previously inquired of Mrs. J. B. Maclaren, if there was an observation motor for the city, but she said "no" but gave me the address of the man from whom they always get conveyances. It began to sprinkle rain at the first, but held off until we had been all round the new drive out to Rockcliffe and almost back to the city about an hour when we had to give up and stop at G.T. Central. However we were thankful to have seen as much and we occupied part of our time going through the Chateau Laurier. A bell-boy showed us through Royal Bedroom Suite and all of it. Certainly a most beautiful and magnificent building. Lovely pictures electric light fixtures etc.
Did a little shopping; but on account of the war could not get in to Parliament Buildings or be driven through Rideau Hall grounds, without special permit. I only regretted Mary could not see it, the rest of us had, but many years ago by me. Well, I hope you know of some pleasant place to go, when you leave Northfield. All join in much love.
Your affectionate mother