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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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16th Reserve Batt'n South Camp, Seaford Sussex, July 14/1917

Dear Tregillus.

Your exceedingly welcome letter of June 7th to hand a few days ago. It was a pleasant surprise as I had long ago come to the conclusion that you had relegated me to the dust covered memories of the past. Your Cariboo news was very acceptable, and though a quantity had already been received & some little time ago from John Petersen and George Turner, both of whom are here, yet as your letter augmented their knowledge of local happenings as imparted I was very pleased to receive it.

I quite expect that business in the gold fields is absolutely nil; and it is but typical of the general business stagnation when even gold mines go idle; yet it cannot always be so, and we need not look forward so much in hope as in anticipation where gold is concerned, so we must trust to a peaceful and commercial future.

I picked up a "Canada " magazine a short time ago, the first one for weeks, (and have not seen one since,) and almost the first thing I put my

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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