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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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Sept 25/15

S.S. Prince Rupert

Dear Fred,

There is not much to tell you that is of interest so now is the easy time to write. We left Quesnell amid a storm of noise & to my surprise one or two men who I least suspected of it, shed tears, There tear sheding ones were those that were staying behind as was proper, My mind was busy thinking of the poor devils who were compelled to stay behind against their wishes. The Quesnell people gave us a good time as far as lay in there power. John Hall especially went to a lot of trouble on our behalf & as far as I could see, it was just because he was with us in heart & spirit & wanted to do a bit for the for the Empires soldiers when he had the chance. At South Fort George we were well recieved in a quiet way & shown a lot of kindness & the clerk in the

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 5 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Ernest Seeley, 1915 - 1919.

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