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1889, May 20 - Letter to Marion

Place: Saltcoats, Assiniboia

From: Alf, T.A.P [Thomas A. Patrick]

To: Miss Marion Grittith, Byron, Ontario, Canada

Delivery: registered Canadian Post, via London, postmarks

Details: 18 pp + envelope

Notes: Alf writes to his fiance about a "cheeky" visiting doctor in Saltcoats who attempted to upstage Alf as he was checking on patients. This annoyed Alf greatly and he writes "I saw the fellow was trying to bluff me and to impress me with his wonderful self so I said - 'Well since you're here and a married man and have means, and a horse and rig, you'd better conclude to stay right here in this great country. There are much better openings here than in crowded Ontario. It will hardly pay you to stay six months in a place as a married man can not flit about very well. Bring your wife and your horse and your means up here and settle down. It will pay you even to leave your paying practice in Ontario." He continues that he is "getting an ad eumdem gradum from the University of Manitoba in June." Then, he writes that he has patients too poor to pay him work on his homestead, ploughing the land to help Alf with his settlement duties. He states "this little discourse enabled my friend to see that I have taken deep root in Saltcoats."

Alf, then, informs Marion that he is "laying a good solid foundation for future success here and if we are only married I would have no fear of any rival M.D. but as it is I feel incomplete." He informs her of his plans on paying off some debts, getting his diploma of the C. P. S. of Ontario, renting a house, and paying her fare down to Saltcoats so that they could be wed. Part of these plans, Alf informs her, is to register following the Medical Act that will come in force in October with his Manitoba degree and his Western University degree. Though he also has to finish his Ontario qualifications.

1897, Nov 19 – Letter to Marion

Place: Regina, N.W.T.

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Mrs. T.A. Patrick, Yorkton, N.W.T.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 9 pp, one sheet of paper is North West Territories letterhead & envelope

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife, Marion Patrick, while he waits for the House to open as Government is in council. He states that the Railway Committee's report will not be addressed until Monday. Unfortunate as Patrick had taken under his wing a Mr. Ferraro, a Hungarian delegate who had visited Yorkton, and a Mr. Forslund of the C.P.R. Land Department who had come to visit the Assembly. Unhappy with the Hungarians' location near Yorkton, Mr. Forslund gave most of them land grants. Mr. Ferraro decided to move to Edmonton.

Patrick further writes of the Speaker's dinner that night where one of the attendees is supposed to be the Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior. There is also an upcoming "Windsor Assembly Ball" to honour the Assembly members. Patrick finishes his first letter with "Mr. Haultain has arrived. The Speaker takes the chair."

He begins a new letter in the afternoon while waiting for a sleigh to take him to the House, expressing his worry about his family and his friends the Nelsons and the Christies. He advises that the children avoid Mrs. Head, regardless of the precautions she takes, and that the should be taken out for a walk everyday. He then jokes of his lack of progress in learning to waltz despite having lessons from Mrs. Hayes, the Librarian, Mrs Newlands, wife of the Registrar of Land Titles, and Miss Nimmins of the Normal School. Patrick reports that he finished drafting a report for the Select Committee on Railways and must begin drafting a Village Ordinance.

Patrick writes later that evening that Clifford Sifton will not be in attendance at the ball and again on Saturday morning he writes to inform his wife that the members of the assembly were invited to Commissioner Herchmen's home to meet Mr. Sifton. Later still on Sunday, he continues his letter to comment on the new Government's need to prepare legislation following the election.

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

1900, Apr 11 – Business Letter to Marion

Place: Regina [N.W.T.]

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Mrs. T.A. Patrick, Yorkton, N.W.T.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 1 pp on North West Territories lined letterhead, watermarked, & an envelope

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes his wife a business letter, stating that he has enclosed within the letter:
"1. Dominion Express Co.'s order for $12

  1. Authority for Mr. Patrick - that is Jack [T.A. Patrick's brother] - to make entry for Dominion Lands on behalf of Auton Georg Flegel
  2. Auton George Flegel's answers to certain questions and declaration as to their truth
  3. Edward Fitzgerald's letter to me of 3rd instant."

He then instructs his wife to cash the Express order and to give Jack $10 to go to the Land Office with the enclosed documents in order to "make entry for this land as soon as he can." Jack was to send the "interim homestead receipt to Mr. Fitzgerald."

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

1900, Apr 12 – Letter to Marion

Place: Regina [N.W.T.]

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Mrs. T.A. Patrick, Yorkton, N.W.T.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 4 pp; paper watermarked with crown, crest, and “Antique Parchment Note Paper;” & an envelope

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife that he is pleased that George [his brother] has sold eight cattle. Patrick thinks that they can afford to keep the rest of the cattle. He asks his wife to apply the money "on notes coming due at the bank." The Brome Grass seed, which Patrick mentioned in his last letter, was profitable for both Patrick and George. This money is to go towards payments on accounts around town.

He writes that he "got the registered letter. It's another homestead affair. I sent it back to Grenfell [to Mr. Fitzgerald from the business letter] for corrections. When it reaches you deal with it as with the others."

He then writes that he has enclosed the key to his drawer within his brother Dick's safe. He asks his wife to "get the certificate of title for block 18 Yorkton. I wish to get the survey or town plot registered. Don't forget this."

Patrick mentions going to Moose Jaw on Saturday to visit friends and that his son George's picture "has many admirers." He asks if the mill is going up and how the girls are getting on in school. He asks if they are forgetting their German.

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

1903, Aug 21 – Letter to Marion

Place: Pembroke, Ont[ario]

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Marion [G. Patrick]

Details: 3pp on lined Copeland House, Pembroke Ont. letterhead

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife while in Ontario. He tells his wife that he arrived in Pembroke and drove to Rankin on the hunt for old Mr. Gulke. Patrick had his "mind made up to offer him $1000.00" but he learned "that Dan Hoffmann of Ebenezer had offered him one hundred dollars, and it was not long until" they "closed a deal for $200.00 for the half section."

Patrick further writes that in buying the land, he "was in doubt as to the liability of the late son's estate to the company which sold him and Galling and Martin Kielow the threshing outfit." He tells his wife that she would remember "Mrs. Kielow's telling [her] that they (Kielows) only finished paying this year." Patrick states, "in any case there is a big thing in it even if I make nothing out of the deceased son's quarter section. I do not know whether the other two daughters are entitled to share in their dead brother's estate and believe they are not." He continues, "the interesting position that I know I have made on the deal something between $1000.00 and $2500.00 bu am not certain how much."

He informs his wife that he will reach Toronto and Hamilton by the next night and states that he is "doing so well that [he] shall push inquiries into the 800 acre estate at Hamilton before returning even if it takes two or three days."

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

British Columbia - Railway Land Grants - Map

British Columbia Southern Railway Land Grant and Portion of Columbia and Kootenay Railway Land Grant, British Columbia British Columbia Land Department J.S. Dennis, B.C. Land Commissioner Calgary, April 15th, 1907 Dimensions: 70 x 96 cm Scale: 4 miles to 1 inch

SBS probably acquired this map when considering his return to Canada from England in 1907.

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

Business Interests: Land Inquiries

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, related to inquiries about the availability of C.P.R. lands, and other land for purchase in Canada; includes two maps, described separately

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

Business Interests: Legal Matters - Power of Attorney - Property purchase

Power of Attorney forms, including one from SBS appointing his brother James Band Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; one from Marie Steele, with envelope, appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; and a third from Antoine Chartier de Lotbiniere Harwood appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate in Edmonton. Covering correspondence is included with the forms.

Included is a map of Edmonton, Alberta showing the undivided portion of Hudson's Bay Co's Reserve, n.d. (2008.1.1.7.3) Map Drawer 1 Map is later than correspondence, so must have been added to the file at a later date.

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family members; John McIllree; Lily McIllree; W.M. Herchmer; and material sent from a real estate agent in Toronto with information about farms for sale in Ontario counties, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – A letter from “The Veterans Locating and Colonization Association” (Canada). Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Ontario land grant application and a letter from Sir Percy Girouard. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from brother James B. Steele describing the lots he bought, and a letter of reference written by Steele for Captain T. L. De Havilland and Captain E. Dudley. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Steele, James B. Steele

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes correspondence around possibly purchasing land at Carrot River, Saskatchewan. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including business and financial matters and related correspondence from C.A. Harwood. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including business and financial matters; and queries about farming and ranching opportunities around Calgary. Includes a letter from SBS's nephew Viv, who mentions his father (Henry Edward Steele) and his Uncle John's birthdates, among other things. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Sam’s mother-in-law; two letters from Z.I. Wood, Assistant Commissioner of the NWMP; and letters from former colleagues, including E. Dudley. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former NWMP and militia colleagues; a further letter from Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues and friends such as: [H.?] Irving; A.L. Haydon; R.J. Gwynne; E.B. Edwards; Hugh Davidson; E.G. (Teddy)Rundle; and others. Handwritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from [G.J. Olesharats], Deputy Minister of Canada’s Department of Naval Service; R.J. Gwynne; [E.F] Mackie; and real estate and banking correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter with attached photograph from Lieutenant Eric Smith; and letters from many other friends and colleagues. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes many letters from family and friends offering Steele congratulations on his recent knighthood; includes a letter from Prime Minister R.L. Borden; also letters revolving around SBS’s campaign to oppose his forced retirement, and request to remain active in the Canadian Military War campaign. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s correspondence; and Steele’s application efforts for Canadian homestead entry, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald in which he discusses, among other things, his father’s (Sir John A. Macdonald) high esteem of Steele; a letter from [A.M. Jarvis], with the Canadian Corps; and a letter from [?] Main, responding to sympathies on the death of his son in the War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, re: land grants, promotions, etc., including an offer for Steele to consider an appointment to command Military District #10 at Winnipeg; a copied letter (by SBS) from [D.A.] Macdonald, etc. handwritten, typewritten

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence and H.D.B. Ketchen. Handwritten, typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1908

Correspondence to Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing NWMP land warrants and pension rights for Superintendent A.R. Macdonnell's widow; also a pension payment notice and letter from NWMP Comptroller Lawrence Fortescue.

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Memo; general letters including a reference to SAC men being eligible for land grants in British Columbia and Ontario for service rendered during the war.

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

T. A. Patrick Letters & Correspondence

An archive of 52 interesting and significant letters by Thomas “Alf” Patrick and his wife Marion (1889-1904). Almost all letters come with their original stamped mailing envelopes (49 envelopes in total). 44 letters are by Thomas and 8 by Marion.
Most of the letters are handwritten and signed, ranging from a single page up to five pages, often closely written. 3 are typed and signed.
In the case of letters by Thomas Patrick, many of the letters to his wife are almost in diary form recording events as they happened [often mailed from Regina]. Some letters are written when Patrick was physically sitting in the Legislative Chambers waiting for events to unfold there. These are usually on embossed North West Territory Legislative stationery.
Three themes run through the archive:

  • Significant political matters and events surrounding the period when Patrick served in the North West Territories Legislature
  • Historical events on the Prairies
  • Issues relating to a lack of infrastructure and a changing societal and political landscape due to heavy immigration into the
    Prairies.
  • Life on the Prairies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • The close personal relationship and related family matters between two early pioneers in Saskatchewan
    Topics covered include: medical, legislative matters, Indians and half-breeds, railway events, life in Saltcoats and Regina, Saskatchewan, land investments, illnesses on the prairies, people (Clifford Sifton and Frederick Haultain) and related topics, immigration, Mennonites, Hungarians, Doukhobors, infrastructure, visiting patients, and much more.

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

The Canadian Bank of Commerce - 'The Canadian West Map'

The Canadian West Compiled from the Government Maps and Revised to January 1907 Presented by the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and marks the location of bank branches in Western Canada. Dimensions:.46 x 1.18 m Scale: not indicated

SBS probably acquired this map when considering his return to Canada from England in 1907.

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