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Bruce Peel Special Collections File Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)
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General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Belcher, and a letter form Harold M. Daly reassuring SBS that he would support him over the 'scandalous report' criculating about the SAC [banquet]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Belcher, Robert

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former South African colleagues, as well as a letter from someone at The Ottawa Free Press expressing his frustration at not yet hearing from Lord Strathcona for a planned history of the regiment; includes a letter from A.M. Jarvis with an attached typed chart titled: “Measurements of Eskimos taken at Herschel Island 1908...”, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes further correspondence from the Ottawa Free press writer researching a book on the Lord Strathcona’s Regiment; a letter and attached clipping from T. Bland Strange, etc. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1912

Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from H.A. Constantine, widow of Charles Constantine; [A. Miller], a writer working on a history of Lord Strathcona's Horse; correspondence around trying to locate a missing man, Percy W. Black; and a letter from G.A. French. Handwritten; typewritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including the manuscript being prepared on the history of Lord Strathcona’s Horse; a letter to the author of this historical manuscript providing him with a list of addresses of original members of Strathcona’s Horse (copy attached with correspondence); and a letter from R.J. Gwynne discussing boy scouts and a proposed Cadet Corps, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letter, re: a letter from Andrew Miller wondering what direction to take with publishing his manuscript on Lord Strathcona’s Horse, upon the recent death of Lord Strathcona. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Congratulatory letters, re: Steele’s appointment to lead Strathcona’s Horse command in South Africa, etc. Includes a letter from his older step-brother, John Steele and a letter from A.M. Jarvis station at the Dalton Trail Post. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Various personal letters including from William Ogilvie; A.R Macdonell; A.M. Jarvis; T.B. Strange; and a telegram sent to C.A. Harwood, re: police uniform. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Congratulatory letters, etc. re: Lord Strathcona’s Horse and South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Correspondence - Subject: The Savoy Hotel Banquet 'Scandal'

Correspondence, incoming and outoing, related to Steele's clearing his name from charges of inappropriate behavior at this banquet held in honour of Lord Strathcona's Horse returning from the South African Boer War. File is marked by H.S. 'for use only if necessary'). Includes correspondence referencing the publishing of W.T.R. Preston's book: "The Life and Times of Lord Strathcona, with its section referring to an inappropriate toast made at this banquet Handwritten and typewritten documents

Preston, William Thomas Rochester

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Mar. 1901

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White; includes a copy of a letter White wrote providing a lis ot non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Strathcona's Horse in South Africa.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Memos; applications for duty; general matters; includes one letter from Lord Strathcona commenting on the fact that many LSH officers have joined SAC.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

SAC Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing Copies

Correspondence related to SAC commissions, including a letter from Minister F.W. Borden further explaining the role of the Canadian Government in recruitment for this force; letters from Sam discussing SAC commissions, etc.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes a telegraph on the movement of horses, vehicles, and mules; a telegraph from the High Commissioner; a late pass issued by Steele (and received by Harwood Steele years later); a code sheet; and copy of an outgoing letter possibly written by Steele asking about transport.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes intelligence messages between the High Commssioner and Admiral; and correspondence with Bank of Montreal representatives who handle financial matters for Lord Strathcona's Horse.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Letters related to horses for mounted infantry in South Africa; a letter from [J.L.] Biggar relating his plans for after the war; a listing of stores for Strathcona's Horse; and a letter from an infantryman transferring to the R.C.A.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes copies of the telegram sent from the Military Secretary representing Lord Kitchener on the day Lord Strathcona's Horse embarked for home.

Kitchener, Horatio, Lord Kitchener, 1850-1916

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes plans for honouring the Corps in England (with medals, processions, special programs, etc.) and general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a hand-written memo from Steele.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a list of the non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Corp under Steele's command and a letter from Minister F.W. Borden acknowledging Steele's request that men from LSH be allowed to join the South African Constabulary.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, medals distribution, discharge papers, and tying up of loose ends.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, discharge papers and tying up of loose ends.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, medals distribution, insurance claims, and death reports for men killed while serving with LSH during the Boer War. Included are two detailed letters went to the mother of a young man (Douglas Brayfield) killed during the war.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, medals distribution, discharge papers and tying up of loose ends. There are also letters from Minister F.W. Borden discussing his son's grave site in South Africa.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around medal disbursements, final payments, death reports, discharge papers, and tying up loose ends.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Letters sent to Colonel Steele, re: acquiring a sculptor to create a monument erected to the members of Lord Strathcona's Horse who fell in action in South Africa, for placement in Calgary. Includes an explanatory letter from SBS describing the horses used by LSH (and with the NWMP and Canadian Mounted Rifles).

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence related to LSH corps and military matters post Boer War; includes plans for establishing a permanent Strathcona Corps in Canada and related correspondence with Lord Strathcona and J. Lyons Biggar; also a letter detailing a planned painting to honor South African War participants.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence: Scandal - Incoming

Correspondence related to disputing reports that SBS had behaved inappropriately at a banquet given by Lord Strathcona in London on the return of the Regiment from South Africa. References are also made to a book by W.T.R. Preston and his depiction of the banquet event.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence – Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; various matters including a letter from the Mayor of Cambellton, New Brunswick presenting Lord Strathcona's Horse contingent with a flag prior to their departure for South Africa.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse: Nominal Listing and Information

Copy of correspondence sent to Steele, re: history of LSH and Steele's reply. Includes a list of names and addresses of original officers of Lord Strathcona's Horse in South Africa, 1900-1901. Original letter is retained in Series 2008.1.1.1.2 - Personal/General correspondence.

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

Record of War Service Report

Colonel Steele's Record of War Service report and a hand-written summary of his military and policing experience up to and including the Boer War.

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

Awarding of the Royal Victorian Order

Colonel Steele's Awarding of the Royal Victorian Order, Member of the Fourth Class. Includes membership warrants and a printed booklet: "The Statutes of the Royal Victorian Order".

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse: Ephemera

Ephemera, including ship stationery, menus, and programs; song lyrics; a poem; a printed church serman; honorary memberships; printed matter; and a seating plan for a dinner given by Lord Strathcona at the Savoy Hotel in London; Summary of News sheet from Headquarters, Natal Army.

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

General Orders

Printed booklet with General Orders, 1901. On page 9 of the booklet is noted the promotion to Brevet rank of Lietenant-Colonel S.B. Steele, South African Constabulary, late Commanding "Strathcona's Horse".

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

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 revolve around issues concerning the command of the Lord Strathcona Regiment. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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; includes confidential letters written to and from Colonel Robert Rogers and Sir Robert Borden, a letter to A. Corelli, a telegram and information sheet on a ‘Programme of Inspections by G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command, and other general correspondence. 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; includes confidential letters written to and from Colonel Robert Rogers; and a letter from SBS to General J.E.B. Seely, re: Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment serving overseas. Handwritten; typewritten

Seely, John Edward Bernard, 1st Baron Mottistone, 1868-1947

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; includes confidential letters written to and from General J.E.B. Seely, Doctor Howard (Lord Strathcona's son-in-lawm married to Margaret) and others, regarding the command and service of Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment; a letter (with attached copies) sent from SBS to Sir Robert Borden, regarding the Royal North West Mounted Police; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, includes correspondence about creating Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a unit of Canada’s Permanent Force, and other matters; letters from R. Belcher, F.W. Borden, W.F. W Carstairs, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

Belcher, Robert

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 the Prime Minister’s Office; from Percy Lake and Frank Ford, re: various matters, including questions about who will command the new squadron of Strathcona Horse when raised. Handwritten, typewritten

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

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 and from Percy Lake, re: Steele’s brevet rank inquiry, and a letter from Edwin McCormick, formerly of Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

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 letters regarding the Strathcona’s Horse Cadets and Boy Scouts.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 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 requests for drill halls in Military District No. 10; an invitation to a military conference, opening of Parliament instructions, a letter from Walter Kitchener, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

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

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 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 Lord Strathcona, re: his honorary appointment with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians; and letters about the proper way to wear cords on military uniforms.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

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 to and from R.J. Gwynne, with SBS questioning reports that Gwynne has stated his dissatisfaction with Steele’s treatment of Saskatchewan officers; letters around the appointment of another officer for the District 10, and changing the District to a Division; the resignation of the Commander of The Cameron Highlanders; and other matters. There is a letter sent to SBS from O.W. Evans who served under Steele with the N.W.M.P. in the Yukon. Handwritten; typewritten

Gwynne, R.J.

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