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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

Correspondence - Subject: Personal Ephemera

Military tournament and Horse show tickets, pony gymkhana program, Independent Order of Forester's Permit, miniature printed calendar booklet (1903), invitations, a lock of hair (no identification) enclosed in an envelope; a wedding invitation for the daughter of Major Robert Belcher, etc.

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

Correspondence - Subject: Personal Ephemera

Ball invitation, hairnet, brochure, imprint, poem: "Myself Not God", notices, wedding invitation, calendar (1909), invitations, memorium card for Reverend John Gray, business cards, etc. Includes a published drawing and note about portaging on the Winnipeg River in July of 1870.

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

Correspondence - Subject: Personal Ephemera

Programs, menus, imprint, German passport, notes, The Pelman Institute 'Mind and Memory' information. The Petawawa Camp Fish and Game Club report, Steele house description (Putney?), real estate viewing authorizations (Putney, England), Perkins Bull Hospital Masonic Club member's cards, Dover Garrison entry card, etc.

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

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

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 16 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses events her father is involved with in Winnipeg and is looking forward to being with family at Christmas. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 23 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora comments on her father's letter, mentioning her father's father. She has met a Lord Strathcona's veteran, Mr. John Barry, who served with Sam in South Africa, and she asks about Lord Milner. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 01 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele staying at her Uncle Bob's in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her Uncle Bob's assertion that SBS would have been promoted quicker and further if he had not maried a "colonial". 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 09 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora staying at her Uncle Bob's in Monteal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about the visiting she has done, and discusses in more detail her thoughts about the English and attitudes towards Canadians, as well as discussing further the Free Masons, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 15 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her activities, the books she is reading, and comments on people she has recently met. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 21 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her upcoming trip home for Christmas, the Christmas cards she is sending, and mentions her dental appointments. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 28 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her upcoming trip home for Christmas, her dentist appointents (her dentist is her Uncle Frank), visits she is planning, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 06 [Dec] 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes that she might visit a cousin in Ottawa enroute to Calgary for Christmas, mentions her Uncle Sam's death, and discusses two recent school exams (and her marks). 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 09 Dec 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about needing money for her train trip home for Christmas and announces her dental appointents will soon be done. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 05 Jan 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Clagary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora wishes her father a happy birthday, and describes the visiting she and her mother are doing in Calgary. She mentions Captain and Mrs. Mackie who just left Calgary for Edmonton. 2pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 29 Jan 1909

Handwritten letter and envelope from Flora Steele in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general topics, and asks her father to please write all he can remember of his own family, so Flora can include it in the memoir she is writing of her life. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 07 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora tells her father that her mother is ill, and goes on to request further information about Sam's descendents for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [12] Feb 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general activities in Calgary, the snubbing of her mother and aunt in the local 'social happenings' reporting; and many detailed questions about the Steele genealogy for her own planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [Feb] 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her activities, her correspondence, and continues to request information about her father's family for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 21 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her mother's hosted monthly tea; the visit of Captain and Mrs. Mackie, and asks her father further questions about his family and their stories for inclusion in her own memoir. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 27 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her activities in Calgary, comments on family members she has received letters from, and thanks her father for his sending "pedigree, ancecdotes, etc" her way for inclusion in her planned memoir. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 12 Mar 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her activities in Calgary, books and movies she had read and seen, and discusses further her interest in the Steele family, etc. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 26 Mar 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora quotes clippings that mention Sam Steele, writes about her activities, people she has heard from, and asks her father further questions about his family and experiences for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 04 Apr 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora has further questions about her father's ancestors, and also asks Sam to recount any of the songs he sang to her and her siblings when they were young; includes general information about her life in Calgary. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [23] May 1909

Handwritten letter form Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general matters, and comments on the discraceful Judge [James Wilberforce] Longley, and asks her father for clippings from the Winnipeg Gazette. 3pp. Attached is a letter fragment written to SBS from [Flora]; only a few sentences extant with no date provided. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 29 Jun 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in [Winnipeg]. Flora describes their new neighbours, and discusses a musical concert they attended. She comments on points her father has written in his letters to her, and discusses generally her activities in Calgary. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 15 Aug 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Winnipeg to her father in Fort William, Ontario. Flora talks about spending time with Mrs. Ketchen, and sends a message to Captain Ketchen about the baby; and discusses general topics including drawing a four leaf clover at the end of her letter. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 26 Jun 1910

Handwritten letter from Flora in Winnipeg to her father at Camp Sewell, Manitoba. Flora talks about the visits and visitors they have enjoyed; mentions that all now have cameras, and her father should tell Captain Ketchen that Gertrude took a photograph of Allastair (Ketchen's son); Flora writes about general activities at home in Winnipeg. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 13 Jun 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope (addressed to Harwood Steele)from Flora in Winnipeg to her father in England. Flora writes in detail about her social activities, mentioning listening to music on a victrola, and boating on the river, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 02 Jul 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Winnipeg to her father at Shorncliffe Camp in Kent, England. Flora talks about her and Gerrtrude's social activites in Winnipeg; describes being at Camp Sewell for Dominion Day, and talking to former NWMP officers from Macleod: Quartermaster Patterson, and George Casey, and assures her father that she and Gertrude are not worrying their mother. 9 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 25 Jul 1915

Handwritten letter from Flora in Lang, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. She and Gertrude are on a visit to Saskatchewan and much of the letter is spent discussing where they will go and who they will visit while travelling about Saskatchewan. 4pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 30 Mar 1902

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele in Montreal to her father in South Africa. Flora writes about missing her father, talks about holy week holidays at school, and mentions letters she has received and written. 2pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 01 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from Flora in Lang, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora writes about her and Gertrude's stay with friends in Lang and their visit to Regina to see the Parliament buildings, and an outing to the Exhibition, where they say the RCMP musical ride. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora continues to discuss her and Gertrude's travels in Saskatchewan, and comments on the various people they visit or spend time with, and the heat spell they are enduring. 8 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 01 Aug 1916

Handwritten letter from Flora at No. 32 Stationary Hospital in France to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora writes about meeting an officer, Captain Baker, who was with the NWMP and is from Winnipeg; she also discusses general matters, and the hope of seeing Harwood sometime soon. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 18 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora somewhere in the field to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora mentions she wants to surprise her mother when she returns home, and describes her days as "deadly dull". 2pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 02 Aug 1907

Handwritten letter to SBS in Calgary from Flora in Montreal. She talks about plans for celebrating Gertrude's birthday, and plans for attending St. Urban's School in the fall. A handwritten note at the end of the letter appears to be a note Flora added several years later.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 23 Jul 1907

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele in Montreal to her father. Flora discusses her preference to attend St. Urban's Academy in Montreal, mentions a discussion she had with the Reverend Mother about Masons and Orangemen, and askes her father about changes in Macleod, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 09 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora describes her train trip to Montreal, and her hope of seeing her parents at Christmas. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

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.

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