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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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Correct Address Lc. Copal E. Seeley No 102914 No 3 Co 67th The Willows Victoria B.C.

Dear Fred

Your letter with the enclosed papers was very welcome & I & several of the Barkerville's to whom I showed it were much interested in the newsy news it contained. Bravo Barkerville & Stanley for their very generous contributions it is a good example to some of the other places. But Cariboo with all its faults was always generous Murphy Minisci & my self went out last Sunday to see Harry & Tom Helgeson at their place. 16 miles from Victoria

We had a very good & enjoyable day Mrs H. Helgeson is a very Jolly, comfortable & hospitable Irish woman & gave us all a kind & generous welcome. Mrs. J. Helgeson we only saw for a short time (Tom Helgeson lives 1/4 mile from Harry's place which is the old home, the farm being cut in two as she was not well. We went out in an auto stage which runs out to ¼ mile from their place & as it was raining like el Harry met us with his own auto. We had a big feed of good home grub served in a nice home like way & I had a very nice school marm to talk to only she was too young for me still I tried to persuade her to try & get 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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