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Rev. Calvin McQuesten's Shack on his Homestead in SaskatchewanW7676 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from A. & T. Finley
Oct 25 1907
To: Calvin McQuesten Toronto, Ontario
From: Glenhurst, Saskatchewan

Dear Mr. McQuesten,

We received your letter alright1 as for the money if you cant do any better I will take the $25 now & I will go on with the building as soon as possible if health & weather permits now about tar paper on the studding it would be of no benefit as the wind would catch it and tear it off as for the plan of the house I would perfer [sic] the 9ft wall facing to the south the same as the stable it would look better now as for any thing else that you should wish to know just mention it when you write.

Wishing you every success we remain, Yours Truly A & T Finley

1 This letter was written without punctuation. It concerns the building of a dwelling on Calvin's homestead property, which is referred to in the letters as "the shack." See photo of "the shack," which was built for Calvin by Andrew Finley in 1908, IMG061, IMG169, IMG177, and letters W7686, W7709. Also search on "Homestead" for more on Calvin's experience with homesteading in Saskatchewan.

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