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Bruce Peel Special Collections File Memoirs and biographies
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General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members, letters of thanks from recipients of portraits Steele sent; Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book with attached clipping; a letter from a former SAC colleague discussing SAC and the current police force in South Africa, and a letter from John Murray encouraging Steele to write his memoirs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Herbert S. Holt recalling an incident on the Kicking Horse trail in 1884, written in response to a query from Steele for his Memoirs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Holt, Herbert S.

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including book order details; house sale details; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and one from a South African friend, [L.P. Hess]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Incoming and outgoing, includes a letter from Jessie F. Ross acknowledging the Steele’s sympathy over the death of her son Hugo [who died on the Titanic sinking] and Steele’s response to a request for a “Who’s Who” entry. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Mollie G. Niblett, Steele’s editor for his “Forty Years in Canada” Memoir, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Mary G. (Mollie Glen) Niblett; R. Baden-Powell; R.J. Gwynne; and [J] Johnston. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence regarding Steele’s Memoirs; letter from a former NWMP colleague asking for assistance; and a letter from the Chief Surveyor, Province of Saskatchewan. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: includes a letter from Hugh Macdonald; correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and a letter from Bishop-elect Arthur Beliveau, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter announcing the death of his daughter and Steele’s niece from Steele’s brother Jim; a letter from M.G. Niblett; and other correspondence including letters from the Levison Eyesight Institute in London, England. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from M.G. Niblett; T. Bland Strange; and others; and a picture postcard sent from England. Handwritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from T. Bland Strange; and other acquaintances and colleagues. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and letters from former NWMP (including Z.T.Wood) and South African colleagues; also includes a letter regarding the artist Charles Russell. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from G. Black and other former colleagues; includes a letter from a relative reporting on the state of the Steele family graves. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from Mrs. William Ogilvie thanking Steele for his sympathy letter on the passing of her husband; a letter from friend 'Jack' announcing his recent marriage and commenting on women's lot, and correspondence with other old colleagues; includes a written record of military service for J.A.I. French. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence from editor M.G. Niblett; and from Hugh J. Macdonald and J. Lyons Biggar. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

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, 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, 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 - 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

Correspondence - Subject: Memoirs

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, related to Steele's request for information related to research for his memoirs: "Forty Years in Canada". Includes letters and information from Charles Winter, Lord Strathcona, Robert Baden-Powell, James Steele and Superintendent W. Routledge

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

Correspondence - Subject: Memoirs

Letters sent to SBS from colleagues in reply to requests for shared memories of their time together as research for Steele's memoirs: "Forty Years in Canada"; includes material from the following individuals: Griffiths Wainwright; H.[S.Holt]; D. Paterson; H. [Skirving]; James Ross; and unidentified signature; includes a typewritten manuscript entitled: "Battle of Queenston Heights", unknown author, dated 13 Oct. 1912; and a short essay by SBS on Colonel James Macleod [1912]

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 Government House, Ottawa and a letter from Sam Hughes.

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Personal Reports - Canadian Command in First World War: Personal Narrative

General Steele’s Personal Reports: “Narrative In Regard to Major General S.B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O., Permanent Staff, Canadians, From Time of this General Officer’s Appointment to the Command of the 2nd Canadian Division to Present Date” A personal account written by SBS and detailing his role in the Canadian command in the First World War. Several copies of the report in file, many explanatory annotations provided by Harwood Steele (1968). Typewritten.

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