W9175 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Mar 30 1916
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
My dearest Calvin,
I do not know what you will say or think, but Edna is very anxious to go to Buckingham for a little change. She has been very well, till this month she has had some cold and sore throat and as usual with her in the spring longs for some fresh country air. I am so sorry, for I am afraid it will disturb your peace and if you cannot stand it, be sure and let us know and she must just go elsewhere. At the same time she is not at all in the nervous condition she was when she went to you last year, and she thinks, and so do we, that if she had a change now she would not get so tired out as when she is kept too long in the city as last year. She has never been so well and happy as she has been this winter and just thinks, if she could take a little change now, it would keep her well. She cannot go till after next week. Unfortunately she has such a dread of boarding houses and hotels, or I would not dream of intruding upon your peace and quiet. I had almost thought of sending H. down too, so that she could perhaps keep E. quiet, for I am so afraid that the upper room will be too cold for you and she will talk to Miss S. [Smith]. You must talk it over with Miss S. and let me know what you really think of it. You understand she is not to stay on till summer, but just two or three weeks or less. Would you feel easier if H. was there to attend to her, and not trouble Miss S.? Tho' E. is really very well able to look after herself and help Miss S. too. It is good for her and she is anxious to give no extra trouble. Will arrange details of going later, but in the meantime want to know what you think of it. Wrote Graham for catalogue weeks ago but have received no response. Be sure and say if you don't want her.
Your affectionate mother