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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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one sheet of paper per man so I will use this I had a short note frm Eddie Armstrong fm Harpers Camp. no news of any thing in it, does not even say if they have started to drill at Black Ash it is surprising how little some people can say in a letter E. A. does mention that perhaps Mrs A will have left England befor I can get there. I cant seem to place the Bob Rodgers who is with Mitchel on French snowshoe. That is a creek of great possabailtes but many times a real good spot has been found but always gave out soon. I heard frm S. Prior that Walton & C had started for Van but they had hardly got there when I left. I did not see of hear of there arrival. Royal Engineers, is our Regiment. I think Pat C should sell the Waverly shares at that Price. But then P.C knows the claim well & his judgement should be good. I should be very pleased indeed to hear that the Quartz had been proved a winer for you & your people. I wrote to T. Nicole 2 weeks ago c/o Canadian Army P.O. England & asked him to send me his address to Eastbourne as I would be on leave & might be able to see him. I had his No but no address except frm B.C. I heard nothing fm him so he may be at Valcartier yet. Sorry to hear H Drinkrow met with so sudden an end I suppose his widow will be snapped up before I can get back. I dont see much since Ms McCarthy telling on others but perhaps there appeared good reason to; It was a friend of John Olivers named John McNeese who had me put under arrest. I wont say much now as I want to if possible get a crown grant to that place of mine on 4 mile while I am over here. By the Bill passes through the B.C. House I should have been able to get it when there. Yorston knows that & said he would have it surveyed if possible this summer. It is the want of a survey that stopped my crown grant. I hope Mrs McArthur continues to improve & that Mrs Tregillus is quite well, also all the children

Please give my thanks to Mrs. Murphey for her kind remarks also for the trouble she has taken re my rather erratic mail but I always felt she would take all necessary trouble for any of us overseas Cariboo men especially as she has a brother in the war. With respect to Mrs T & best regards to old friends, P.C., F. Roddie, George J., Bob Jones, Robt Bucanan & J. Spratt if he is on the wagon, but I have no use for a boozer in these times

Best of wishes & regards to yourself & T. Blair

Yours Very Truly Ernest Seeley

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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