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Frederick Tregillus Letters from the Cariboo Boys

Letters to Frederick James Tregillus from Barkerville men who served in the First World War: Joseph Callanan, J.H. Ellis, George Freeman Killam, George Gilchrest, R. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Nowosky, John Petterson, Ernest Seeley, N.W. Thompson, George Turner, and John Benjamin Westover. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0426

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Wrong side were in, even though it was uncompromising as the police work, but I guess I kept my mouth pretty close, and I know there aren't many in Barkerville that ever took me to come from one of the strongest Liberal families in Canada, but I am independent now, and don't care who knows it.

I received a letter from you just before I left Lillooet for here, and much appreciate the news contained therein. To start from the first & follow through -

I expect to return to the hospital in a few days for the final operation on my nasal appendage, and hope to be able to report that I have again succeeded in getting through alive.

The coal proposition I have dropped, as I find that on the other end of the proposition the hard times have hit extremely hard, and from this source it would be impossible to look for any developments Even were you on your end able to keep it going. Kind of unfortunate, but, – needs must.

Was rather surprised to learn of hockey at Barkerville as (between you and I) from a letter I got from Grain about Christmastim it would rather seem as though you had a private rink, a la Murphy & Fard. Too bad you couldn't have had Kelly, Scobie, McPherson, your two Kooteney's and your doctor, then with what you could pick up it

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 3 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862-1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Freeman Killam, 1915-1917.

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