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Letter to Sam Steele, 05 Sep 1914

Handwritten letter from Marie in Winnipeg writing to SBS in Montreal, Quebec. This is an emotional letter, with Marie expressing her fears about Harwood possibly enlisting with the army corps to fight in World War 1. 2 pp. and envelope.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including Steele’s letters to C.A. Harwood (the one dated 30 Oct 1914 marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary); letter and documents related to Steele being appointed a Police Magistrate for the Province of Manitoba; a letter from a distraught Jessie Ross asking that Steele do all in his power to keep her son Don from joining a military unit for the war; and other military/WW1-related personal correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: primarily related to the securing of personnel for military units and the question of Steele commanding a 2nd Canadian battalion; * includes a letter (dated 18 Nov 1914) from R.B.B. Bennett that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Christmas greetings; includes a letter from Robert Baden-Powell; Mrs. D.W. Davis of Fort Macleod, and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the publishing of the “Forty Years” book ; letters of congratulations for Steele’s promotion to Major-General; a letter concerning suggested improvements to the Ross rifle, a letter from his brother Godfrey, a letter sent to his brother-in-law discussing, among other things, his plan to sue writer W.T.R. Preston for libel and other correspondence from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: congratulatory letters and correspondence with colleagues and friends including A.C Macdonell who describes his actions with the 1st Canadian Mounted Brigade, etc.; also a funeral service program for Zachary Taylor Wood with an accompanying letter to Sam from his widow. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication, letters of congratulations and correspondence between Steele and his publisher regarding Steele’s displeasure with aspects of the publication; letters expressing sympathy to Steele for a recent accident in which he broke his shoulder; a letter and attached photograph from T. Bland Strange; and letters from other acquaintances and colleagues. Includes a letter written on Legion of Frontiersmen letter head from ? Taylor. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

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 - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including a letter sent from Sam to the publishers of his Memoirs; a letter from Sam to C.A. Harwood; a letter from M.I. Macleod, widow of N.W.M.P. Commissioner James F. Macleod, thanking Sam for sending a copy of his book and commenting on the mention of her husband in said book, and letters received from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell, and two hand-written letters sent from SBS to C.A. Harwood, describing events at Shorncliffe and general military matters, and letters from other friends such as Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes three letters Sam wrote to his brother-in-law discussing his changing role within the First World War command; incoming letters of introduction and reference, and a letter from Louis J. Lipsett, recently appointed Commander of the 3rd Canadian Division, thanking Steele for his letter of congratulations. There is also a letter with two photographs sent to Sam from Major C.B. Strutt. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: Reverend Canon Ronald Hilton, T. Bland Strange, Bethune Lindsay, and others; as well as a tenancy agreement and proof of Steele’s entry for a “Who’s Who” volume. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from Steele requesting information on a person he has been asked to recommend; a letter from a family friend in Winnipeg; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and a proposed program of entertainment in support of the Moore Memorial. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from Steele’s brother Godfrey, and other friends and acquaintances, including Bethune Lindsay. Handwritten.

Steele, Godfrey MacNeil

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall reminiscing about the Cypress Hills situation; from J.A. Rattray; from A.C. Macdonell writing from ‘the field’, and from other colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Bishop Arthur Beliveau of Manitoba; J.B. Mitchell; Lord Dundonald; and other colleagues and family members ; one letter to brother-in-law, dated December 3rd, is marked by H.S. as ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from brother Jim; John McDougall, Mrs. D.W. Davis and others, many thanking Steele for the received copy of his book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from John McDougall, Colonel J.T. Fotheringham, and other family and friends; * letter from [S.A. Alderson](dated 3 Mar 1916) that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including two from “Brooke.” Handwritten.

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

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, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues; a letter Steele sent to C.A. Harwood discussing his military situation (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and a notice of a memorial service planned for Lord Kitchener and others at Folkestone. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends; A.C. Macdonell writes about his son Ian’s death in a World War I battle; and a letter from J. Byng explains why Harwood Steele cannot attend a [?] Staff School. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from A.C. Macdonell and C. [Donnelly] who both had sons killed in recent battles; letters from other acquaintances and colleagues, including Louis Lipsett, and James Harding, a former A Battery Kingston and NWMP officer who served with SBS; and an interesting letter from A.C. Harwood (Gus), discussing his efforts to get “fair play” for Steele in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; Letters from friends, including correspondence related to the death of Elmes Henderson while serving with the Hazara Pioneers, and a letter and card acknowledging sympathies received on the death of E.J. Brooks. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues and other friends; a letter from R.D. Waugh, Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba; also a letter from Steele’s doctor declaring him to be in good health and fir for “any work that a healthy man of his age can undertake.” Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

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 from families of men killed in the war thanking Steele for his letters of sympathy; letters from family members; and letters from friends including [J.T.] Fotheringham and [H.J. Creedy]. Handwritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a telegram sent to General T.B. Strange from the Steele’s on the passing of his wife; letters received from Hugh Macdonald; Thomas [Blaney], and from other family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

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 - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, A.M. Jarvis, Ellen Gill, and others; a letter sent to Captain Bennett Goldney with a message for Steele from Queen Alexandra; *also letters sent from SBS to his cousin James B. Clarke, and to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, re: Steele’s treatment by the ‘Canadian Authorities’, ( letters marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of the May 4th letter to A.C. Harwood; a copy of a letter SBS wrote to Colonel Fortescue, Comptroller R NWMP with suggestions about the Police Force and the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

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 letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

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 - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including: Marion Steele, A.M. Jarvis, William P. Bull, C.N. Bell, Julie Lewis, Hugh J. Macdonald, C.B. Reilly, etc.; includes a letter from R. Stewart Patterson with an attached listing of officers and staff of Canadian Military Companies. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: Steele’s letters to General Rattray; Hugh Macdonald (with duplicates); C.B. Reilly; and incoming letters from colleagues, friends, and family; includes letters from the Perkins Bull family (London), and Mollie Niblett. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Sam to his brother-in-law Gus (C.A. Harwood), and to his friend Sir Hugh J. Macdonald; and letters received from various family and friends. Included is SBS’s service record and letters written by SBS to protest his planned ‘superannuation’ ; he includes a service record, which is commented on by his son Harwood Steele; also a note from his physician Henry Morris, and other general correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Margaret Ketchen; James Brierley, J.B. Mitchell,[?] Johnston (Calgary Herald); A.M. Jarvis, etc.; two letters from Steele’s brother Jim; and Steele’s correspondence with W. McInnes, re: service record policy (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918, 1969

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, copies of letters written by SBS to C.A. Harwood, Hector McInnes: and Major General J.W. Carson; several copies of each letter; includes explanatory notes written by Harwood Steele (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: J.N. Turner, John Carson, Lord Dundonald and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters related to Steele’s retirement and prospective return to Canada; and letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes medical advice for Steele; information from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; “Overseas Estate” related correspondence; and letters from friends and acquaintances, including a letter from Sir John W. Carson responding to Steele’s extended sympathy on the loss of his son, killed on a battlefield in France, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald in which he discusses, among other things, his father’s (Sir John A. Macdonald) high esteem of Steele; a letter from [A.M. Jarvis], with the Canadian Corps; and a letter from [?] Main, responding to sympathies on the death of his son in the War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and friends, including J. Lyons Biggar, Lord Dundonald and others, as well as Masonic Lodge(s) correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Bessie Borden acknowledging Steele’s letter of sympathy on the death of her husband, Sir Frederick Borden; a letter from brother Jim; two letters from [J.C. MacDougall] visiting in London; a letter of thanks from W.P. Bull, a letter from brother-in-law C.A. Harwood, and other letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

Correspondence - Individuals: Harwood Steele

Letters sent to SBS from his son Harwood, includes early letters written from Calgary in 1909, and later letters describing his military experiences; includes telegrams and one letter dated January 5th, [1916? 1917?] marked by H.S. 'for use only if necessary'. Hand-written

Steele, Harwood

Correspondence - Individuals: Roger Pocock, 1905-1915

Correspondence – Individuals: Roger Pocock Correspondence with Roger Pocock, largely incoming, although includes SBS’s article he wrote, entitled: “Conduct of Irregular Horse” for Pocock’s book: The Frontiersman’s Pocketbook; many of the letters are written on Legion of Frontiersman letterhead, and includes early letters regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and a printed brochure about this organization. The 1910 letter discusses Steele’s book, and goes into detail about Roger’s view of politics, the boy scouts, theatre, his lecture tour, etc. The 1914-1915 letters discuss the war, Steele and Pocock’s roles in the war, and Pocock’s comments about Harwood’s writing and the publication of his first book of poetry. Handwritten; Typewritten

Pocock, Roger

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.

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

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; a letter written from J.F. [Tennant] ‘Fenian Raid & Red River Veteran’ requesting a discharge or transfer for his son, and a letter regarding SBS’s recent accident and claim. Handwritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes two letters from Brigadier General John Wallace Carson; a notice about monthly pay and allowance; and a letter regarding reserve battalions. 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; 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, marked private and confidential, sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes a letter (and copy) from Brigadier General John Wallace Carson outlining Minister Sam Hughes’ wishes and instructions regarding Canadian command in England, specifically Reserve units for the 2nd Canadian Division and Brigadiers for Training Divisions; and a letter received from J.G. Rattray. Handwritten; typewritten

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 / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence regarding the king’s visit, SBS’s reply to General Carson’s August letter, re: working out the chain of command; regrets for Steele not being selected to lead the troupes to France; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; a letter from E.F. Mackie at Belgium regarding military staffing and general matters. Handwritten

Mackie, E.F.

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 regarding SBS’s proposed visit to Bramshott; a letter from E.F. Mackie; and a congratulatory note sent to Col. Hilliam regarding his battalion’s volunteering for additional trench work. 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 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 - Register of Official Letters

“A register of official letters to and from Major-General Steele, G.O.C. Troops, Shorncliffe, 1916 to end of February, 1918, when General Steele was retired through action of the Canadian Government” Hand-written entries; different people entering information in register. Black cloth bound book

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

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 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, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; a letter received from H. [DePace], re: Haig’s case, and further correspondence with Major-General J.W. Carson, and issues surrounding military command in England. 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

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 SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters and telegrams sent between SBS, Sam Hughes, Colonel R. Rogers, Robert Borden, and Harry Johnson concerning the command of the Canadian forces in England; other matters discussed in the file is a response to a sympathy letter sent to [Shanbury] on the death of his son Fred, and pay and allowance rate information, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

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 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 - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; memos concerning enlistment information and an itinerary/program for Princess Louise’s tour of training facilities; a letter requesting information be sent to a parent of an ill soldier, a sheet concerning Indians from the File Hills Indian Agency, Balcarres, Saskatchewan who have contributed in some way to the war effort, and a letter received from [? Lodson], describing his command. Handwritten; typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes a letter to SBS from General Colin Mackenzie, with an explanatory note about this letter from H.S.; a lettter from a grieving father, [? Fisher] who had two sons killed in the War thanking the Steele's for their sympathy; letters from R. Rogers and other individuals concerning military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Mackenzie, Colin John, Sir, 1861-1956

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes letters sent to Lieutenant Sir Julian Byng and Lieutenant Sir James Wolfe-Murray, re: training of troops being sent to France; and correspondence around SBS’s rank and pay while serving with the Canadian military. 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 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 Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence, with additional copies of particular letters, around the appointment of a General Officer commanding all Canadians in England. Correspondents include SBS, Sir George H. Perley, and James A. Lougheed; news clippings also enclosed with file, and letters from other individuals concerning military matters; many of the letters are marked ‘confidential’. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Documents separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Papers in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence largely sent from SBS to Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning Canadian military command, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Perley, George Halsey, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Documents separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Papers in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence between SBS, Colonel Fowler, and Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning the command of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Fowler, George William, Lieutenant-Colonel , 1859-1924

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS, including copies of a narrative he wrote outlining his personal “appointment to the command of the 2nd Canadian Division to present date”, referring to Sir George Perley’s appointment of a replacement for his position in England; and letters, often marked ‘confidential’, sent to General John Walter Carson and other individuals discussing his personal situation, the injustice he feels, and his wish to remain in England until the end of the war. Typewritten

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

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 Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes confidential letters written to and from Lord Shaughnessey, , and copies of a letter, with enclosures, written from SBS to Sir Robert Borden, re: concern about published Parliamentary Proceedings for January 23, 1917. 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 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 / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes correspondence with Colonel R. Rogers; and Lord Beaverbrook, re: the issue of drinking and Canadian troops. Typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 a copy of a letter from SBS to Hugh Macdonald with copies of correspondence and narratives related to SBS’s treatment by the Canadian Military; a letter received from John P. French, sent from France; a letter (with copy) sent from SBS to Colonel Rogers; a letter from SBS to Sir George Perley and a letter received from [L. Kippell] commenting on SBS’s recent visit to the French battlefields. Handwritten; typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 copies of confidential letters sent to Colonel Robert Rogers; General A.W. Currie, re: command in Canadian Military; and letters to SBS from Currie; Rogers; Prime Minister R.L. Borden; D. Matson and others. 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 a letter from Prime Minister Borden speaking about his hope of forming a “union government; a letter sent from the Director of Medical Services, Overseas Military Forces of Canada; and a letter from R.E.W. Turner of Headquarters, Canada, re: employment for Lieutenant-Colonel Snow, and general correspondence. 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 copies of correspondence sent from SBS to Prime Minister Borden and Mayor F.H. Davidson, Winnipeg, re: “Win-the-War” campaign. Typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

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

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