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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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Both men & women are well & smartly dressed & look in the best of health But the very best thing of all that I saw was that the children from babies up to 16yrs were much better cared for & better grown & stronger looking than when I left England 35 years ago. Even in East & N.E. London were I went on purpose to find out I was much struck & pleased with the well nourished & developed & clothed look of the coming Britians it is the greatest change of all that I see. People in England are all under some war strain but for the most part they try to be calm & unworried as they know it is the best thing to do But they never forget that there is a big war on & that lots of men are going west every day & they are allways thinking & planing for the soldier & every one is very kind to us from France

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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