The Patullo Family
James Burleigh Pattullo and George Robson Pattullo were the brothers of Thomas Dufferin Pattullo who became British Columbia’s 22nd Premier in 1933.
George was a journalist, like his father, and his career took him to Boston and the American West. He married an American, and lived in Dallas before joining the American Expeditionary Force as a special correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post.
George’s letters are entertaining and full of the excitement he felt being embedded with the troops – and his good luck at getting such great material, which he planned to sell for 90 cents a word! James was a little more reserved. He enlisted in Vancouver in 1915, and was part of the 72nd Battalion, Canadian Seaforth Highlanders. After the war he worked as a barrister in Vancouver, eventually becoming a King’s Counsel.
Find these records in the BC Archives
MS-1188, Pattullo family correspondence, Box 1, Files 4 -5, Selected letters, 1917 – 1918
Letters from James Burleigh Pattullo and George Robson Pattullo Jr. to their father George Robson Pattullo.