47 Glencairn Ave.
Feb. 8, 1955
Dear Mrs Thomson:
Your kind letter came enclosing the cheque for $250.00 (Feb. 1, 1955) but I am not cashing it until I get further information. The first cheque for the same amount came in January. The delay didn't cause me any inconvenience whatever. I cashed this January cheque but the reason why I am withholding the February one is that I am not sure whether or not it is a duplication of the former.
The second reason is my assumption that the payment is quarterly not monthly. As Dr Pierce has been sick of late (and I didn't want to bother him) I telephoned Clark Locke who is interested in the Foundation and a close friend of Lorne Pierce, and Locke's impression was that the $250.00 was quarterly. If this is so, I shall return the second cheque to you, and wait until April for another payment. $250.00 a quarter is a most generous gift and even it it were just a single contribution not to be followed by others, my gratitude would be warm and sincere.
Perhaps there is a minute or resolution which would explain everything. If it happens to be an individual contribution I shall, as I say, return this present Feb. 1 cheque.
Sorry to put you to this bother. My kindest personal greetings.