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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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seems as though it might have been something worth having.

So Forrester is on the prairies, hey? Indications are for big things there this summer with wheat at $1.50. so he may come fair in the end, though he isn't the kind that prosperity does much good. Rather expected John Henry would be off to the war among the first, perhaps he got enough of it at Africa. I wanted to get off with the 88th a few days ago, but can't come up to physical requirements as yet, so I didn't do all I wanted to.

Hasn't poor old Mrs Stone won out yet! She has got more perserevance than I would have and I admire her grit, and anytime she gets the blues (not boose) just till her leap year is only 8 months away. Also, your letter is the first I have heard of Marshall since he left B-. What became of Mrs Walker? Suppose she and Dan made a joint stock company to run under the name of McPhee hereafter. Ran across young Hamlin of Wingdam a while ago in Vancouver - looking fine.

Have been busy recently moving into our present address, and things are quite a ways from straight yet, but I manage to get out quite a bit & which drivers are fairly frequent. I like Victoria fine from what I have seen of it. Everything is so clean and nice. It is claimed that there is a slight improvement in the air (over)

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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