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Correspondence - Individuals: H.D.B. Ketchen, [1912], 1915-1918

Letters sent to SBS from H.D.B. Ketchen, many written while he was active in the field, serving as a Brigadier General, during the First World War. Many of these letters were marked by Harwood Steele as being "For Use Only if Necessary" and an enclosed list indicates which letters were so marked. Hand-written

Ketchen, H.D.B.

French and Belgian Troop Reports

French and Belgian Troop Reports Reports on campaign operations in France and Belgium sent to SBS for his information; includes information on the Battles of St Eloi, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge; includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former colleagues; letters of thanks for recommendations received; a letter with attached narrative on the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade written by H.D.B. Ketchen; letter from Vivian T. Bartram discussing, among other things, the upcoming Canadian Federal election and correspondence with other family and friends, including a letter written, 1 April, from SBS to C.A. Harwood (and marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and other letters between C.A. Harwood and SBS, and a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald regarding Steele’s treatment by the Canadian Military (includes copies). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele to H.D.B. Ketchen, further letters of congratulations regarding Steele’s knighthood; and letters from family and friends, many revolving around an effort to overturn Steele’s imposed active military retirement; included also is a letter and information about his publication: “Romanian Songs and Ballads” from R. Stewart Patterson. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

Ketchen to SBS: 02 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS at Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen congratulates Sam on his recent knighthood, and complains about his treatment and lack of recognition by the Military Forces he serves.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 06 Feb 1918

A handwritten letter with envelope from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS in Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen discusses his plans with the military and he mentions the arrival of Clifford Sifton in England and wonders if Sifton would remember him from Canada and support him in his plans.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen at Otterpool Camp (Kent, England) to SBS at Shorncliffe. Ketchen is writing to recommend SBS arrange a billet for Colonel Corelli.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 16 Feb 1918

A handwritten letter with envelope from H.D.B Ketchen in France writing to SBS in Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen sends his regrets that Sam is giving up his military command and returning to Canada, and discusses further his own position in the military, and the possibility he may be sent ot England.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 19 Feb 1918

Handwritten letter with envelope sent from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS in Folkestone, England. In this letter Ketchen describes a successful operation his 6th Brigade performed, and attaches a copy of meesages of congratulations he received as a result.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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