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Flora Steele Fonds

The fonds consists of correspondence, short stories and poems, and items related to Flora’s interests in religion, spirituality and Asian cultures (particularly Chinese). Also included are numerous undated ephemeral items such as invitations, calling cards, and others. Fonds consists of the following series:

  1. Correspondence 2. V.A.D. Service 3. Writing 4. Religion and Spirituality 5. Asia and the Hung Tao Society 6. Diaries & Address Books 7. Photographs 8. General Ephemera

Steele, Flora

Letter to Marie from Minnie Macdonell

Handwritten letter from Minnie Macdonell in Lethbridge to Marie in Montreal, explaining the small gifts she is sending and wishing she could see the family before they depart for South Africa. The letter is dated August 29th, 1902.

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing the Pension Bill, and hoping to see Marie before she departs for South Africa; the letter is dated August 8th, 1902.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from Secretary, Toronto I.O.D.E.

Handwritten letter from the secretary (Caroline Margaret Land) of the Toronto I.O.D.E. asking Marie to join the Order and take part in their work (caring for the Canadian soldier) in South Africa; the letter is dated June 10th, 1902. Attached with the letter is a listing of the Executive members of the Imperial Order of the Empire and the Children of the Empire, as well as an issue of their newsletter "Echoes" (June 1st, 1902).

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from Elmes Steele

Handwritten letter from Elmes Steele on the Canadian Pacific Railway line at Field, B.C. to Marie in Montreal. Elmes discusses money matters, and talks about his poor treatment in Ottawa. The letter is dated May 29th, 1902.

Steele, Elmes

Letters (drafts) from Marie to Mrs. Hilliam and to Meanea Saddlery Co.

Handwritten drafts of letters Marie has written; on one side of the paper to Mrs. Hilliam, and on the other to the Meanea Saddlery Company of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She disscusses with Mrs. Hilliam SBS's request that she come with the family to South Africa, and to Mr. Meanea she discusses a saddle order for her daughter.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter to Marie from Fred White, N.W.M.P., informing her that SBS's leave from the police force has been extended one year without pay; the letter is dated May 30th, 1902.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from [suitor]

Handwritten letter to Marie from a suitor(?); final pages of letter are missing so no name is provided. The letter is sent from Montreal and dated April 14th, 1884.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from F.W. Borden

Typewritten letter to Marie form F.W. Borden, Canada's Minister of Defence, saying he passed on Marie's letter to Col. Fred White of the N.W.M.P. for answer; the letter is dated May 10th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Elmes Steele

Handwritten letter to Marie from Elmes Steele, writing from Vancouver and talking about his move there, his family, and his correspondence with SBS; the letter is dated April 15th, 1902.

Steele, Elmes

Letter from Marie to Mr. [J.] Hernderson

Handwritten letter from Marie to Mr. [J.] Henderson, sharing news about SBS in South Africa and noting that she has sent money for Uncle John's care, as requested by SBS.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter (draft) from Marie to Mr. Grady

Handwritten letter drafts from Marie to Mr. Grady of Fort Macleod, thanking him for the calendar he sent for SBS and explaining she is sending a photo to him of SBS taken after his return from South Africa; the draft letter is dated January 12th, 1902.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald writing about contact he and others have had with SBS, and talking about his family, etc. The letter is dated Spetember 26th, 1901.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from J. Henderson

Handwritten letter to Marie dated Spetember 6th, 1901 with an attached copy of a typewritten letter sent to SBS on May 29, 1901 from J. Henderson, discussing monies required to pay for Uncle John's expenses.

Henderson, James

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: the extension of SBS's leave from the N.W.M.P.; the letter is dated June 13th, 1901.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

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