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2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1915

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection report instructions for inspection to be conducted August 4th by the Right-Honourable Mr. Bonar Law, Secretary of State for the Colonies, accompanied by Major-General The Honourable Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Correspondence from SBS to Sir Sam Hughes, in response to a conference held by Hughes at the Ritz Hotel, London. Includes Steele’s remarks and recommendations relative to the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England, and a memorandum regarding ‘reorganization in England’. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Casualty Assemby Centre - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre – Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre, and questions about the Centre’s location, assignment of ‘light duty’ for men with disabilities and the returning of permanent base duty men to Canada. Recipients of Steele’s letters are General Carson and General MacDougall. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot – l Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence concerns criticisms of the Canadian Engineering Training Deport in England, and Steele’s suggestions to General Carson for strengthening the Depot and his disagreement with criticisms made by Brigadier-General Bethune Lindsay. Typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training and course planning; includes confidential letters and reports related to training criticisms and comments. Typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training and course planning; includes a printed translation of a German document, re: Army Group Orders. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; correspondents include Sam Steele, Robert Borden, General Carson, Sir Sam Hughes and civilians. Includes a hand-written explanatory note by Harwood Steele [1969]. Typewritten; handwritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; includes correspondence with community representatives, and discussions about prostitution, medical care, and venereal disease statistics. Typewritten; handwritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Letters in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; these letters, between SBS, General Lord Brooke, General Carson, and General Turner revolve around issues concerning the fitness of Commander Lt. Colonel J.A.W. Allan of the 20th Battalion, 2nd Canadian Division. Includes explanatory notes from Harwood Steele (1974). Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence from Sam Hughes; House of Commons member George Fowler; R.J. Gwynne; and others on a variety of matters; the rumour that Steele is to be replace by Gwynne is addressed in a letter from [F.L. Lessard] of the Department of Militia and Defence.

Gwynne, R.J.

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 partial list of Officers selected for the 11th C.M.R. and a private letter sent from Sam Hughes Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 from Minister Sam Hughes; correspondence related to the establishment of Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a Permanent Force; and requests for information about Lt-Colonel Rattray, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 from Government House, Ottawa and a letter from Sam Hughes.

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Memoranda and correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter from SBS to Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, and other correspondence.

Birdwood, W.R.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes hand-written correspondence from R.J. Gwynne; correspondence from to and from Sam Hughes, and others, re: military ranks, cadet camp, etc.

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence regarding cadet camp; a letter from Colonel Sam Hughes stating that Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be made separate Divisions; and a letter from SBS to Hughes recommending Captain John Godson for a position of District Staff Adjutant, Military District No. 11. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence around the war in Europe and including volunteers for military service; Commission requests; a request from SBS to Robert Rogers asking that Harwood Steele be taken on with the Department of Naval Affairs; a letter from SBS to Lady Strathcona (Lord Strathcona’s daughter) asking for her help in requesting that Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment be sent to the front; a printed lecture copied to Steele on “Important Points to be Considered by Guides of the Canadian Service Employed in the Present Campaign” by Captain A.C. Garner, Corps of Guides, Canada; memo regarding mobilization, etc. One interesting letter from the Assistant Private Secretary, Militia and Defence Canada, has SBS's terse comment scrolled on the bottom of the letter: "This man is ignorant". Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; many confidential letters to and from Robert Rogers, Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. A particular focus in these letters is on SBS’s recommendation that a Lt-Colonel I.R. Snider be appointed Command of the 6th Infantry Brigade and the subsequent appointment of someone to this position, and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes lists of officers; SBS’s acceptance of the command of the Shorncliffe District, while stating he would have preferred to lead the Division in the Field; and orders from Sam Hughes promoting SBS to “command South Eastern District including all Canadians in England”; and other matters. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with Sam Hughes, R. Rogers, and a letter regarding the upcoming visit to Winnipeg of the Governor General of Canada.

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS while at the Fort Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg, and in Montreal; includes correspondence to and from the Honourable Robert Rogers, Minister of Public Works, re: recommendations for commanding the Canadian Contingent; and correspondence with Major Ketchen; Sam Hughes; and others. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters sent between SBS, Sam Hughes, Colonel R. Rogers, and others concerning the command of the Canadian forces in England; other matters discussed in the file are letters of introduction, including one from [E. Alderson]and thank you letters. Handwritten; 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, and includes letters to SBS from Sir James A. Lougheed; Colonel Robert Rogers; Colonel A. Hinde; Sir George Perley and others primarily dealing with the change of command of the Canadian Forces in the British Isles; also includes a general letter describing how Christmas Day was spent by patients in the Dover and Shorncliffe area. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations and decisions made for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. One letter concerns a decision handed down regarding Mr. Joseph Watson Taylor’s claim to a land grant based on his services in South Africa. A letter from Sam Hughes questions Steele about various allegations he has heard about Ketchen. Typewritten

Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught, Prince, 1850-1942

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Letter sent from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; to Minister Sam Hughes; includes copies of orders and memoranda regarding matters relative to Steele’s Shorncliffe command. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters concerning criticisms of the training carried out by General J.C. MacDougall; a letter sent from SBS to Sir James Lougheed, re: Steele’s lack of military recognition; and letters from other individuals concerning military matters; includes a “statement in regard to the requirements in the matter of staff for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England”, with attached explanatory notes, written by SBS. Handwritten; typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter to Lord Strathcona from SBS discussing his military rank; and other correspondence regarding C.O.C. working conditions, recommendations, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence with Colonel Sam Hughes and his office, re: various matters; etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 correspondence to and from Sam Hughes, re: what SBS’s role will be in terms of the First Canadian Contingent; letters from individuals volunteering for military appointments; letters from SBS to Robert Rogers expressing frustration at the way he is being treated and at Hughes actions; etc. He is particularly upset by Hughes' dismissal of Henry Norland Ruttan whom Steele had recommended for brigadier. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence between SBS and General John Wallace Carson with the suggestion that SBS be appointed to the position of Inspector-General of all Canadian Overseas troops; Shorncliffe Command matters; and letters from Baden-Powell and others regarding general military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential correspondence with General Sir Leslie Rundle, Commanding-in-Chief, Central Force & Eastern Command; and Minister Sam Hughes; several of the letters discussing rumours that SBS has heard and wants dismissed. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Copies of Ross Rifle reports sent to SBS and forwarded to General Carson and Sam Hughes. Includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1974]. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General