A handwritten letter to Marie Steele from Inspector Alex Jarvis with the NWMP in the Yukon. He writes about people and changes in Dawson, and discusses his thoughts about leaving the force. Marie sent this letter to Sam in a letter she wrote dated June 17th, 1902.
A handwritten letter sent to Marie Steele from Elmes Steele and forwarded to SBS in a letter Marie sent dated June 22nd, 1902. In this letter, Elmes explains why he needed to borrow money from the Steeles, and details how it will be spent.
A handwritten letter sent to J.A. Harwood (Gus?) from the John B. Stetson Company, and forwarded on to SBS in a letter from Marie dated July 27th, 1902. The Company representative is responding to a report that SBS's hat was damaged upon receipt in South Africa.
Attached wedding invitation enclosed in a letter to SBS from Marie dated August 3rd, 1902. The invitation is from Captain J. O'Donnell of S.A.C. inviting SBS to the wedding of his daughter Mabel to Captain J. Sholto Douglas, also of S.A.C.
A letter originally sent to Solicitors Lighthall & Harwood (acting on behalf of SBS), and regarding disagreement over outstanding monies owed for Sam's living quarters in England. The letter has been copied by hand by Marie Steele, and includes her added comments at the end of the letter.
A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Minnie; Sam forwarded it to Marie to read, and Marie returned Minnie's letter with her letter to Sam dated September 17th, 1907. Minnie is writing from 'The Barracks, Macleod' to SBS at Ca;gary.
Handwritten letter from Marie in Montreal to Sam in Calgary, dated September 10th, 1907. Marie explains to Sam her business dealings with "Morgan's" and problems in purchasing furniture on a down payment system.
Handwritten letter from Marie in Winnipeg to SBS at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England, dated July 4th, 1915. Enclosed with the letter are two news clippings (re. Captain Mackenzie and an obituary for James McDougall).
A bound note book, stamped with gold lettering: "Daily Journal 1892 N.W.M.P.". Only a few entries in journal; appear to be listings of house-hold good (dishes, pictures, linens, etc.) Perhaps maintained by Marie Steele.
Creasy, Edward. Some Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo. London: Blackie and Son Limited. . (abridged version of The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851); inscribed on front inside page: ‘To my darling Sam knowing how fond you are of Battles, Maye. Xmas 1914.’)
Cruikshank, Ernest. War of 1812-13. Welland, Ontario: The Lundy Lane Historical Society, . (a compilation of publications published by Ernest Cruikshank for the Lundy Land Historical Society, gold lettering on the front cover includes title and ‘Col. S.B. Steele, C.B.M.V.O.’; inscribed on inside cover: ‘With love & best wishes from your affectionate wife Maye Steele Montreal March 19th, 1902)
Borthwick, J. Douglas. Poems and Songs on the South African War. Montreal The Gazette Publishing Co., 1901. (inscribed at front from L. Williamson noting pages containing her nephew’s poetry; annotated on these pages as well). Marie Steele has written both S.B. Steele and H.E. Steele at the front of the book.
Bennett-Goldney, Francis. The First Arrivals of Wounded at Folkestone Pier and the Early Importance and Developments of the Bevan Military Hospital at Sandgate. London: William Clowes and Sons. Limited, 191. (inscribed on front cover: ‘For dear Mrs. Steele with love from the Authors Francis Bennett-Goldney June 1917’)
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. She writes about looking forward to returning to Calgary, wanting to learn to shoot once she's home, and trying her best at arithmetic (with her "arithmeticless head!"), etc. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. Flora writes about relatives, her excitement at coming home for the summer, the possibility of horseback riding once she is home, and wishes her mother a happy birthday. 3 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal sent to her parents in Calgary. She expresses her joy at soon coming home for the sumer holidays, and discusses the wardrobe she will bring, etc.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy to her parents in Calgary. She discusses the death of her Aunt Jessie who passed away the day before this letter was written. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with enveope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. Flora writes about a variety of topics including Sir Redvers Buller, and the funeral of her Aunt Jessie. 4 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora at St. Urban's Academy to her parents in Calgary. Flora discusses attempts to have a new riding habit made, and her 'exasperation' with her music teacher. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. Flora writes about attending her uncle's wedding, and describes the ceremony in great detail. 4 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. She discusses plans for her upconing trip home, and the goodbye visits she is making in Montreal prior to boarding the train for Calgary. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele in Winnipeg to her mother in Calgary. Flora describes her train trip to Winnipeg, her father meeting her at the station, and then describes the sightseeing, shopping, and visiting she is doing in Winnipeg. 8 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her mother in Calgary. She describes having received a long letter from her father, and is anxious to be with all the family at Christmas. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Montreal to her mother in Calgary. Flora writes about her time away from school in Montreal while at her Uncle Frank Harwood's home, visiting friends, and also discusses her father's travel back to Alberta. 3 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. Flora writes about her excitement at returning home, packing her trunk, and visiting with Marie's family in Montreal. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele in Ottawa to her mother in Calgary. Flora describes her visit in Ottawa where she is touring the sights with her cousin (Jope), visiting family members, and being shown the Ottawa Library by Mrs. Lampman, widoe of the poet Archibald Lampman. 2 pp.
Handwritten letter from Flora in France to her parents in Folkestone, England. Flora sends New Year's greetings, and writes about the activities that are taking place where she is, and speaks of her desire to go to Brittany. 4 pp.
Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in France to her mother in Folkestone, England. Flora talks about a ship that has sunk and caused the closing of the port; discusses news of family friends; and talks generally about her work in a hospital in France. 4 pp.
A handwritten letter from Harwood at Highfield School in Hamilton, Ontario to his parents; 5 pp. Harwood pleads with his mother to be allowed to go to Montreal (and not Orillia) for Christmas; and talks about his activities, clothing needs, and recent commission to paint a design to bear the "names of old Highfielders gone to the front."