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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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summary conviction and an indictable offence and had never seen the inside of a courtroom in my life, still politics had no hand in it, and I wouldn't have known who Supt. Campbell was had I fallen over him, though no doubt I would soon have found out.

When I went below I learned things, and learned them in a hurry, - I had to, I was some green to take over the Lillooet station, and it has always been a wonder to me that, in the midst of the heavy work there at that time, with a worthless drunken assistant to make my troubles worse & play double, I lasted a week.

It wasn't Barkerville by any means, as I soon found out. I didn't need to light the gas to see the pictures on the wall in daytime. I don't like pictures - never did; hence, I am here. Get me?

I am more than glad to hear of the success of old Armstrong. If ever a man deserved success he certainly did, he stuck to it well, and knowing as much as I do of all things I am pleased that one of the most deserving has come into his own, and if you see him, kindly extend my kind

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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