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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919 Dawson (Yukon)
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Attached letter from J.B. Clarke

Attached letter from SBS's cousin J. B. Clarke, addressed to Marie, and sent with Marie's letter of 18 June 1899 to SBS. The letter discusses, among other things, the Steele's mining claim.

Clarke, J.B.

Attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonell

An attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonel in Dawson, Yukon, re: shared mining claim payment, sent with Marie's letter of February 26th, 1902 (in brackets, it is noted that he is 'Marguerite's husband)

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

Attached letter to Marie Steele from Alex Jarvis

A handwritten letter to Marie Steele from Inspector Alex Jarvis with the NWMP in the Yukon. He writes about people and changes in Dawson, and discusses his thoughts about leaving the force. Marie sent this letter to Sam in a letter she wrote dated June 17th, 1902.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – A letter from R.J. Morgan, re: Mining matters in Western Canada, and an article written by H.J. Woodside and sent to SBS, concerning crediting Robert Henderson as the first discoverer of gold in the Klondike; also includes a news clipping of a letter written to the Bruce Herald Newspaper from Woodside. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From friends and family etc., many congratulating SBS on his Yukon promotion. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – A private letter from Clifford Sifton; miscellaneous letters; and a wedding invitation (Paris, France). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Sifton, Clifford, Sir, 1861-1929

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – From family friends including cousin Esther Miller, a letter from Marie Steele’s sister, Mrs. Alice Harwood Farish with a note from Marie added to the end of the letter; a telegram, and private letter from the Commissioner’s Office in Dawson. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Farrish, Alice

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Includes letters from A.R. Macdonell; a reference check; and from C.A. Harwood discussing problems with the postal system. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Includes letter from [A.M.] Jarvis with attached letter from Marie Steele; memo; a personal letter from A.B. Perry; and a note to “John” from Steele. Handwritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Personal letters from W. De Carle Hudson, and a letter commenting on a court-ordered death sentence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Telegrams and many letters congratulating Steele for his military appointment to South Africa; includes letter from his brother Jim; a note from his former instructor at the Military School in Toronto, Sergeant Major Teddy Rundle; and a letter (with accompanying letter of testimony) from Henry Boyle-Runnals, a doctor who practiced in the Klondike. Boyle-Runnals provides a letter of testimony to swear to Steele's character and that he never saw him under the influence of alcohol. Included also is a letter from H.B. Jayne in which he discusses the upcoming Manitoba election, Clifford Sifton, and other politicians including James Allan Smart. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Boyle-Runnalls, Harry, 1857-1913

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1898

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries, Ft. Macleod to the Yukon Notes at back of diary include lists of Miles Canyon pilots

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound; hand-written entries List of letters mailed and cash accounts register maintained at back of journal Journal stamped "1898", but used in 1899

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1899

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries; describes leaving the Yukon and travelling back to Ontario Memos, cash accounts and addresses maintained at back of diary See file of separated items from diary

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

Business Interests: Mining Interests - Yukon Territory Claims

Legal documents, reports, and correspondence related to mining interests in the Yukon Territory (Claims 18 above on Sulphur and 54 Bonanza); includes a letter from P.H. Belcher, mining partner of SBS's and Mining Inspector, Yukon addressed to Mrs. Steele but intended for forwarding to Sam Steele

Belcher, Percy H.

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Fred White, Yukon Commissioner James. M. Walsh, A.B. Perry, and William Pearce, Superintendent of Mines; includes a completed Chilkoot Pass duty form and instructions for Steele's transfer to Dawson.

Pearce, William

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, May 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member; various matters are discussed including a lengthy outlining of a domestic situation, and a letter of appreciation from the Presbyterian Minister in Dawson for Steele's establishment of law and order in the Territory.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie, NWMP Commissioner Herchmer, and others, re: police administration, customs collecting, a police case, and his invitation to the 4th of July celebration in Dawson.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug.1899

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White, discussing (in both an official and private capacity) Steele's transfer back to the North West from the Yukon and the decision to transfer Inspector Harper back to the Territories; a letter from a John Gillespie, discussing his return to Dawson; and a letter marked personal sent to SBS from [J. Burstall] regarding monies owing SBS.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, 1898-1899

Outgoing flimsy copies of letters written bu Superintendent Steele while posted in Dawson City, Yukon; includes some covering explanatory notes by Harwood Steele.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand-written entries, written at Dawson, Skagway, and Lake Bennett. A list of letters mailed and accounts register kept at end of journal.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1899

Burgandy leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries; written while leaving the Yukon and travelling to Ontario. Memos, cash accountes and addresses maintained at back of diary.

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

Undercover Reports, 1898

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to S.B. Steele about criminal activity and gang members in the Klondike.

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

Hunker Creek Reports

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to Colonel Steele, reporting on activities on the Creek, including claim owner infractions; includes one undated report extract.

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

NWMP Hand Book

Printed 'Hand Book of Ready Reference, Police Duties for Non-Commissioned Officers and Constables of the North-West Mounted Police, Yukon Territory'; hand-written inscription at front of book reads: "Colonel S.B. Steele, C.B.M.V.O. With Compliments of [W.A.?], RNWMP of Canada, Dawson, Yukon, 1904".

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

Maps, 1898

Sheet maps stamped with N.W. Mounted Police on back; includes the following numbered sheets: 1. Sheet No. 2 - Yukon Map 2. Sheet No. 4 - Yukon Map 3. Sheet No. 5 - Yukon Map 4. Sheet No. 6 - Yukon Map 5. Sheet No. 7 - Yukon Map 6. Sheet No. 10 - Yukon Map

Published by the Surveyor-General's Office, Department of the Interior, March 1898

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

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