File 2008. - General Correspondence - 1917

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General Correspondence - 1917

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  • Jun. 1917 (Creation)

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Annotation on wrapper reads: "Red River Expedition, 1870. Diary of S. Mulvey, a member, probably officer, of the Canadian Militia Force, under Wolseley. (Ensign - a noted Orangeman & leading figure in [Public] Life."

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Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six childre, Sam being the eldest.

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General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters to and from R.J. Gwynne; D.H. McMillan; Robert Johnstone; Hugh Macdonald (both son and grandson of J.A. Macdonald; C.A. Harwood and others; comments on recently imposed conscription in Canada; sympathy acknowledgement; Steele’s recent trip to France, etc.; some French language text; and SBS”s treatment by the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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