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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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shall have other advantages over last year as you can see by the papers. They may & most likely will try some new & devilish unhuman tricks but we shall beat them at that, as we beat them at gass & every thing else, except in brutality. I forgot to say, E Armstrong told me Hopp had got the Bullion at last & for good. But as he had much wrong news of us here in France perhaps he was wrong in that. He had several of us dead who are very much alive. The few degrees of frost we had here were very hard to bear, much worse than Zero at home. We did not have one fire that we could go to to get warm at, but we had lots of blankets at the Base to sleep in. How is the quartz claim coming on. Hope it is prooving to be a mine. E.A. said one of the Brierley boys had been killed. I have no knowledge of the 54 men but some of the 67 men have met some of the C. 54 boys. When I get up to my unit I will send some money to Pay for the wintering of my Poney. I heard from Paquette that she was all right last spring.

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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