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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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Dear Fred

Thank you for both letters; The first sent to Eastbourne & sent on at once & the second dated June 6/18 which I got today, after I got back frm 10 days landing leave which I spent at Eastbourne. Had a real enjoyable time & good WX. Though I saw a most wonderful exebit of lightening. I never saw any thing befor near so grand. It was very distant & no noise or rain. But for a grand display it beat the greatest bombardment I ever saw. Partly because it was behind a heavy bank of cloud; but it showed up the most extraordinary shades of light mostly a new red. It was at 11 p.m.

I am very pleased to know that Ward won. Hope the case is settled now for good. Your many items of news are very interesting. It certainly was a rotten shame to so severely fine J. House also it was a foolish thing, fm a save food point. The Cariboo that are shot are nothing compared to those that die from other causes

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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