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General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including further correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication; letters of congratulations to Steele for his book, as well as being named Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall, from D.H. McMillan, brother Jim and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from D.H. McMillan; [George Mills]; [?Perry]; and [Reg]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes Christmas greetings; letters from colleagues, family and friends wondering about changes to the military leadership; and a letter complete with poem from a woman who sent Steele the very first pair of socks she ever knitted. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

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.

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 - 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: various matters; includes letters of reference provided for others from Steele, and personal letters to his friend Jack (John) Kerr; incoming correspondence around regret at Steele’s retirement, a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’) and a letter received from Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes Steele’s letters to friends George H. French and J.A. (Jack) Kerr; and letters received from D.H. [Daniel Hunter] McMillan, Clifford Sifton and his brother Arthur, re: pension matters for Steele, [?] Shaughnessy, Ellen Frances Gill (niece), A.M. Jarvis, I. F. Stewart, Hugh J. Macdonald, etc.; includes correspondence with his doctor, and from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; concern expressed about Steele’s lingering illness. Handwritten; Typewritten.

French, George Arthur

McMillan, Daniel Hunter/Mulvey, Stewart Diary - Red River Expedition, 1870

Pocket style diary; hand-written entries

There appears to be different hand-writing in diary; maybe more than one person recording their entries. See, for example, entries for July 3rd, 10th, 12th, 18th, 20th, etc. where the writer references Mulvey, so it would seem that Mulvey is not always the author of the diary.

At the back of the diary, is an excerpt written by Jas [McLean], introducing a report written by G.J. Wolseley, Commander, Red River Expedition (4 written diary pages, a 'good-bye and thanks' address).

A very descriptive narrative diary; mentions Wolseley, Dawson, portaging, recreational activities, hardships, etc.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

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 - 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 - 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, revolves around SBS’s understanding that he is to be ‘superannuated’ and his personal letter campaign to protest this decision. He provides an outline of his service in connection with pension on retirement, and a cautionary note has been added to this record by Harwood Steele [ca. 1973]. Includes telegrams, copies of letters, and copies of the service record. Includes also a letter from a representative of the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg discussing the necessity of electing a Union Government in Canada. 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 protest about his proposed retirement, and his desire to continue his military involvement by being appointed Inspector-General of the Canadian Over-Seas Troops. Included are letters (and copies) sent to and from: Canadian Members of Parliament; Sir Clifford Sifton; Sir James A. Lougheed; Sir Daniel H. McMillan; Sir Robert Borden; Colonel Rogers; General S.C. Mewburn; and many others detailing Steele’s position and concerns, and responses back. Typewritten

Allan, George William, 1860-1940

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 - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter of invitation from D.H. McMillan of Government House, Winnipeg.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

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 outgoing correspondence copies related to SBS’s wish to organize and command a Canadian Contingent, and his recommendations for who might be named as regiment officers/commanders. Typewritten

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Correspondence inviting General Steele to support the Win the War conventions planned for Canada, and his acceptance of this request, and campaign to promote the conventions.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

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.