c/o The Herald Publishing Co.W7384 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Katherine Irving
Jan 2 1903
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: 'Ardkeppole' St. Mary's
My dear Calvin, -
I wish to thank you ever so much for the book you sent me, it was very kind of you to remember me and I think books rank first in my choice of presents. I have heard such a great deal about "Barbara Ladd" that I was very anxious to read it. You know I always enjoy anything by Charles G. D. Roberts, his poems I think are gems do not you?
Santa Claus was extremely good to me, I think I got nearly every one of the latest books, among them "Heralds of Empire." I have just finished it and I was so disappointed, in my humble estimation I do not think it can compare with "Lords of the North."
Our Christmas was not a very merry one but it was a very thankful one to think that Mother was so improved after being so ill. Yesterday she was downstairs till about three in the afternoon and I hope to-day she will be able to remain longer.
Aunt Anna went home on Monday so I am alone, "chief cook and bottle washer" of this establishment.
Tom Irving was up the other day and he said he had seen you once or twice in Montreal.
Now I must really close for I want to get a few more thankful notes written.
Mother joins me in wishing that 1903 may prove very bright and prosperous for you. Believe me,