Canada. Dept. of Militia and Defence

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Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence with Colonel Sam Hughes and his office, re: various matters; etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes correspondence to and from Sam Hughes, re: what SBS’s role will be in terms of the First Canadian Contingent; letters from individuals volunteering for military appointments; letters from SBS to Robert Rogers expressing frustration at the way he is being treated and at Hughes actions; etc. He is particularly upset by Hughes' dismissal of Henry Norland Ruttan whom Steele had recommended for brigadier. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes correspondence around questions of who will command what in terms of Canadian Contingents fighting in the War; personal correspondence concerning questions around the leadership and training of forces; a telegram about poor quality horses and SBS’s request that he not be sent back to Valcartier; telegrams to Major Ketchen about Harwood Steele’s proposed military enlistment, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, marked private and confidential, sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes a letter (and copy) from Brigadier General John Wallace Carson outlining Minister Sam Hughes’ wishes and instructions regarding Canadian command in England, specifically Reserve units for the 2nd Canadian Division and Brigadiers for Training Divisions; and a letter received from J.G. Rattray. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence between SBS and General John Wallace Carson with the suggestion that SBS be appointed to the position of Inspector-General of all Canadian Overseas troops; Shorncliffe Command matters; and letters from Baden-Powell and others regarding general military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; a letter received from H. [DePace], re: Haig’s case, and further correspondence with Major-General J.W. Carson, and issues surrounding military command in England. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential correspondence with General Sir Leslie Rundle, Commanding-in-Chief, Central Force & Eastern Command; and Minister Sam Hughes; several of the letters discussing rumours that SBS has heard and wants dismissed. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes letters sent from Julian Byng; a letter from R. Rogers promising to speak to the Minister of Militia about placing SBS in command of all the Canadians in England; from D.H. McMillan; a note from Katherine Shaw acknowledging sympathy received from the Steele family on the death of her husband, Alfred Shaw, killed in action during the war; a letter to SBS from Major General John W. Carson. Handwritten; typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence, with additional copies of particular letters, around the appointment of a General Officer commanding all Canadians in England. Correspondents include SBS, Sir George H. Perley, and James A. Lougheed; news clippings also enclosed with file, and letters from other individuals concerning military matters; many of the letters are marked ‘confidential’. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes a letter from Prime Minister Borden speaking about his hope of forming a “union government; a letter sent from the Director of Medical Services, Overseas Military Forces of Canada; and a letter from R.E.W. Turner of Headquarters, Canada, re: employment for Lieutenant-Colonel Snow, and general correspondence. Typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence, largely confidential, continues to revolve around SBS’s now imminent retirement, and his handing over command to Major-General G.J. Cuthbert on the first of March 1918. Letters, usually confidential, are sent to colleagues and military personnel, explaining SBS’s situation, and his request that he be allowed to remain in England for three months after his retirement, and not immediately return to Canada. Included is the copy of a Resolution passed by the Folkestone Town Council regretting Steele’s retirement, and wishing him all the best; and copies of SBS’s letters of thanks sent once he accepts the retirement order will not be overturned; included are explanatory notes by Harwood Steele (1968) about some of the correspondence found in the file. Handwritten; typewritten

Bartram, Vivian T.

Military Correspondence - Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes copies (with duplicates) of confidential correspondence sent from SBS to Lord Beaverbrook, re: his age and fitness for military service; and to Colonel Robert Rogers; Sir Daniel H. McMillan, re: Sam’s military rank and unfair treatment by Canadian military. Typewritten

Beaverbrook, Lord, 1879-1964

Military Correspondence - Outgoing

Correspondence from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a hand-written personal history account, and a typewritten letter to Rogers regarding a shooting competition.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Military Correspondence - Register of Official Letters

“A register of official letters to and from Major-General Steele, G.O.C. Troops, Shorncliffe, 1916 to end of February, 1918, when General Steele was retired through action of the Canadian Government” Hand-written entries; different people entering information in register. Black cloth bound book

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Personal Notes - Work and Recommendations while in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command

Typewritten report entitled: "Notes by Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, K.C.M.G., C.M.V.O. on Some of the Work and Recommendations With Which he was Concerned While in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command". Written, ca. after November 1916 when the Canadian Expeditionary Force was re-organized and R.E.W. Turner assumed the command that had been SBS's.

Steele, Harwood

Personal Reports - Canadian Command in First World War: Personal Narrative

General Steele’s Personal Reports: “Narrative In Regard to Major General S.B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O., Permanent Staff, Canadians, From Time of this General Officer’s Appointment to the Command of the 2nd Canadian Division to Present Date” A personal account written by SBS and detailing his role in the Canadian command in the First World War. Several copies of the report in file, many explanatory annotations provided by Harwood Steele (1968). Typewritten.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Personal Reports - Extensive Action

General Steele’s Personal Reports: “Notes Showing Extensive Action Taken by Major-General S.B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O., G.O.C. Troops Shorncliffe, to Secure Efficiency in all Respects of the C.E.F. in England” Topics discussed in report include: Reinforcements from Canada; Training of Canadian Troops in England, and Reinforcements to France, Training in Canada, Canadian Military School, Casualties, Discipline, and General Supervision. An addendum to two of the reports were Steele’s recommendations in regard to the re-organization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and further notes related to his concerns while serving as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command. Several copies of the report in file, many explanatory annotations provided by Harwood Steele (1968). Typewritten.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Printed Matter: Ephemera - Business Card - Lieut.-Col. J. Hilliard Rorke

A printed business card for Lieut-Col. J. Hilliard Rorke, Officer Commanding 248th O.S. Bn. C.E.F.

The 248th Battalion, which was authorized on 1 May 1917 as the '248th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',33 embarked for Great Britain on 2 June 1917.34 Its personnel were absorbed by the '8th Reserve Battalion, CEF' on 21 June 1917 to provide reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field.35 The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1917.36

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Printed Matter: House of Commons Debates, January 22, 1917

Canada. House of Commons Debates for Monday, January 22, 1917. A notation on the cover of one copy of the publication says to refer to page 46, where there is a transcription of conversation between Sir Robert Borden and Sir Sam Hughes, re: SBS's fitness for 'command' in First World War.

Two copies of publication.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Copies of Ross Rifle reports sent to SBS and forwarded to General Carson and Sam Hughes. Includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1974]. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Reports and related correspondence concerning the Ross Rifle and its application in the battlefield. Typewritten; handwritten

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Special Garrison Order

Special Garrison Order by Major-General S.B. Steele A Farewell before vacating the Command on the 1st of March 1918 (several copies)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Standing Orders - Sewell Camp, 1913

Standing Orders for the Sewell Camp, 1913, Available to all Troops Encamped at Sewell, by Col. S.B. Steele Commanding M.D. No. 10. Printed by Headquarters, Military District No. 10, Winnipeg. Note: Orders are glued into Family Scrapbook #7.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Further correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; includes copies of letters General Steele sends to others, and his response to a criticism directed to him from a Calgary lawyer and politician, Clifford B. Reilly. Recipients of Steele’s letters include: William Perkins Bull, Colonel Chas. A. Smart, Sir Robert Borden, George Hope Johnston, Premier T.C. Norris and others.

Bartram, Vivian T.

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Follow-up correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; correspondents include: W. McInnes, Vivian Bartram, Brigadier-General Swift, Lieut.-Colonel A.M. Jarvis, Sir Robert Borden and others.

Bartram, Vivian T.

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Correspondence related to elections in Canada and discussions about how the outcome will affect support for Canada’s war effort. Correspondents include: W. McInnes, John M. Godfrey, General F.S. Meighen, Lieut.-Colonel A.M. Jarvis, Lieut.-Colonel A.H. Corelli. Major-General Garnet Hughes and others.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Further correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; includes General Steele’s issued cablegram in response to the Conventions failing to support a resolution in favour of Conscription; and related correspondence.

Currie, Arthur William, Lieutenant-General Sir, 1875-1933

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