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W6999 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 30 1916
To: Calvin McQuesten Cacouna Quebec
From: Oakville

My dearest Calvin,

Edna had a letter from Mrs. McBain yesterday, she mentions being in Mr. McCallum's store and inquiring but Mr. M. said he had not heard from you since you left. As they were good friends of yours and kind, you had better write him and not act like Mr. Cornett; you might also ask him to let you know when the Manse would be required, you see, you do not want to go up to Buckingham before you want to leave Cacouna or Montreal. After you get the packing done, you would probably wish to return home1. We expect to be here till Sept 30th. If you could sleep on lounge in dining and not have too many clothes we could accommodate you. Alice will be at home next week; but I think it would be well to stay at Cacouna as long as you could, when you are there. You can do as you like there, etc. We are expecting Mrs.Walker, Mrs. Fletcher and Colin on Friday afternoon. I intended to enclose Mrs. F.'s letter last week but forgot.

Hilda will be ready to go, when the time comes. Do you know any thing of the course for Librarians which is held some where? If you could take it, it might be a valuable thing to have if an opportunity or opening offered. I must close now. With much love from all.

Your affectionate mother

M.B. McQuesten

1 Calvin did come home in 1916 and remained at home except for vacation trips, but he did not take the course for Librarians. He did not receive the appointment as chaplain for the armed forces, but did take the chaplaincy for the Mountain Sanatorium in Hamilton in 1920 to 1950. It was a semi-volunteer appointment. He spent some time at Knox College in 1920 writing a book, which was never published. See note to W8734.

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