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Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Memos and cash accounts kept at back of diary File with separate items removed

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook filled with memoranda, lists, and draft notes One item removed (see separated materials note)

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1896

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Memos, cash accounts, weather record maintained at back of diary File with loose items maintained

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1898

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries, Ft. Macleod to the Yukon Notes at back of diary include lists of Miles Canyon pilots

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound; hand-written entries List of letters mailed and cash accounts register maintained at back of journal Journal stamped "1898", but used in 1899

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1899

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries; describes leaving the Yukon and travelling back to Ontario Memos, cash accounts and addresses maintained at back of diary See file of separated items from diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1900

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries with entries related to the Canadian Mounted Rifles and Lord Strathcona's Horse

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1889, 1891, 1892

Black leather-bound; 1 Jan. 1889 - 12 Jun. 1889; 12 Jun. 1891 - Nov. 1892 (intermittant entries) Memos and accounts maintained at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1890

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Memos and cash accounts maintained at back of diary Separate file of loose items retained

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1891

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Memos and cash accounts maintained at back of diary Separate file with items removed from diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1892

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Cash accounts kept at back of diary File with items removed from diary

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

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1884; 1900 - 1902

Daily Journal; hand-written entries; much of diary is blank Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell Wood Mountain, Maple Creek, Regina Cash accounts records, fairly detailed, at front and back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1886

Daily journal; hand-written entries; many blank pages Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell, Supt. NWMP, 5/1/86; other names and figures written in front of diary [Wood Mountain and region] Cash accounts records at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1887

Daily journal; hand-written entries; begins with notations on March 8th: "Our marriage day"; many blank pages and intermittent entries Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell, Wood Mountain, April 23, 1877

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1889

Daily journal; hand-written entries Inscribed in front with names and addresses and short notations [Lethbridge, Fort Macleod] Cash accounts records at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1879

Daily journal; hand-written entries; inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell, Fort Macleod, February 8 1879 Fort Macleod, Fort Walsh Cash accounts record at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1881

Daily journal; hand-written entries; report at beginning of diary Inscribed in front with the following names: Chamberlain, Ashe, Brown, Molson, [Mountar], Sinclair; on inside pages are written: "Received February 28 1881, A.R. Macdonell, Inspector NWM Police"; "The four great evils of the day by Cardinal Manning"; and "J.F. Ruttan, Land Agent, Main Street, Winnipeg, Man." Manitoba area Cash accounts records at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1882

Daily journal; hand-written entries Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell Wood Mountain and region Cash accounts and mail received and sent recorded at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Business Interests: Speeches

Speeches given by SBS to various gatherings; topics include: Lord Strathcona's Trust; Red River expedition; military defence; and NWMP and the early West. There are several copies of some speeches

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

[Times Journal Press]. Canadian Club of Fort William Annual. Fort William: Times Journal Press, 1910. (An essay by S.B. Steele is included in the volume, titled: “Some Reminiscences of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police Force)

[Times Journal Press]. Canadian Club of Fort William Annual. Fort William: Times Journal Press, 1910. (An essay by S.B. Steele is included in the volume, titled: “Some Reminiscences of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police Force)

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Feb. - Mar. 1889

Letters from Father Nicholas Coccola, Kootenay Mission and William O'Brien, Steele's Officer in Charge with the Simcoe Foresters, writing in response to Steele's request for letters of support, re: an appointment to Commissioner.

Coccola, Nicolas, Father, 1854-1943

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1894, 1895

Letters from United States Indian Department agents discussing topics of concerns to both sides of the border, and a letter dated October 23rd, 1894 to SBS from the Office of the Commissioner, NWMP and marked private. The letter details the need for ensuring the force does not grow too large, and economic restraints are recognized. The letter is signed by [J.H. McIlree].

McIlree, John Henry

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun., Sep. 1897

Two hand-written letters to Steele from Commissioner L.W. Herchmer, discussing his personal situation as Commissioner, and in the second letter, discussing Steele's upcoming Yukon assignment.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1885-1886

Letters and documents relating to a claim by Trooper Edward Cole for payment of a horse used by Steele's Scouts in the North-West Rebellion of 1885; includes a letter from General Strange.

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

Letter from Trooper Edward Cole

A hand-written letter to Major General Strange from Trooper Edward Cole, re: payment for a horse used with the Steele's Scouts.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Apr. 1898

Submitted proposals for building boats for the NWMP for use in the Yukon; a letter from Fred White warning Steele to avoid friction with Major Walsh; a memo from [R.] Belcher describing conditions on the Chilkoot Pass; a letter expressing concern about custom duties.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, May 1898

Letter from J.W. [Willison] of the Caribou Police Post commenting on a number of topics including numbering boats, registering people, and investigating private mining options for himself and Steele (if interested).

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1887

Type-written letter from Commissioner L.W. Herchmer informing Superintendent Steele that he is to lead a Division of Mounted Police to Kootenai (sic), British Columbia; detailed instructions are provided in this letter.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jul. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele from Minister Clifford Sifton and Comptroller Fred White outlining plans for policing the Yukon and the role Steele will have in this; telegram from May Steele.

Sifton, Clifford, Sir, 1861-1929

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Fred White, Yukon Commissioner James. M. Walsh, A.B. Perry, and William Pearce, Superintendent of Mines; includes a completed Chilkoot Pass duty form and instructions for Steele's transfer to Dawson.

Pearce, William

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Commissioner William Ogilvie, and others (one partial, undated letter); includes a letter appointing Steele as License Commissioner of the Yukon Territory.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jan. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie and others; includes a petition related to establishing a dental association in the Yukon Territory.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Feb. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie and others; includes a report and letters concerning the collection of mining royalties.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Mar. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie, and revolving around legal matters and charges of officials improperly handling money.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Apr. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie and Comptroller Fred White; several items relate to budgetary matters for the Yukon NWMP Division.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1887

Hand-written letter marked private from [...owski], providing information about the situation in Kootenay, and a handwritten letter from the citizens of Lethbridge wishing SBS and the "Officers and Non-Commissioned Oficers and Constables of 'D' Division N.W.M.P." all the best in their future as they depart from Lethbridge to quell troubles in the Kootenay district of British Columbia. The letter is signed by many citizens of Lethbridge. 3 pp., n.d.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, May 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member; various matters are discussed including a lengthy outlining of a domestic situation, and a letter of appreciation from the Presbyterian Minister in Dawson for Steele's establishment of law and order in the Territory.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie, NWMP Commissioner Herchmer, and others, re: police administration, customs collecting, a police case, and his invitation to the 4th of July celebration in Dawson.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jul. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, primarily from Comptroller Fred White; subjects discussed include superannuation, a theft of money and gold from a police safe in Dawson, administrative matters, etc. Included is a letter to Steele from [Inspector R.] Belcher based in Grand Forks, and a letter from Commissioner Herchmer discussing [Inspector] Harper's problems.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug.1899

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White, discussing (in both an official and private capacity) Steele's transfer back to the North West from the Yukon and the decision to transfer Inspector Harper back to the Territories; a letter from a John Gillespie, discussing his return to Dawson; and a letter marked personal sent to SBS from [J. Burstall] regarding monies owing SBS.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Sep. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Comptroller Fred White and others; several items relate to Steele's leaving the Yukon and include letters of introduction for him as well as an offer to be stationed next in either Macleod or Calgary; one letter from an anxious mother wondering about her prospecting son.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Oct. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Comptroller Fred White, and others; several items relate to details surrounding Steele's departure from the Yukon and planned leave of absence, Steele's desire to have a meeting with Prime Minister Laurier; and a letter sent to White expressing 'sorrow' at Steele's recall from the Yukon.

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

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