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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.

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, 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 / 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 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.