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Record of War Service Report

Colonel Steele's Record of War Service report and a hand-written summary of his military and policing experience up to and including the Boer War.

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

Awarding of the Royal Victorian Order

Colonel Steele's Awarding of the Royal Victorian Order, Member of the Fourth Class. Includes membership warrants and a printed booklet: "The Statutes of the Royal Victorian Order".

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse: Ephemera

Ephemera, including ship stationery, menus, and programs; song lyrics; a poem; a printed church serman; honorary memberships; printed matter; and a seating plan for a dinner given by Lord Strathcona at the Savoy Hotel in London; Summary of News sheet from Headquarters, Natal Army.

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

"Summary of News"

A typewritten and copied one page "Summary of News", printed by Head Quarters, Pretoria.

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

City Club extension of priviliges to SBS

Printed card from the City Club of Halifax extending the priviliges of their Club to SBS for two weeks, signed by [N.L.] Brown, Secretary and dated March 15, 1900. Includes envelope.

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

Lord Strathcona's Luncheon admittance card

A printed card for "Strathcona's Horse" for admittance to Lord Strathcona's Luncheon, February 22nd, 1901 at the Royal Palace Hotel in Kensington. On the back of the card the date is printed and another word [Miss?].

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

'Elder Dempster Line" printed stationery

Printed envelopes and stationery for the "Elder Dempster Line" with the words 'Transport "Monterey"' and 'Strathcona's Horse' printed at the top of the letter paper, along with a black and white photo of Lord Strathcona and the S.S. Monterey. The Company flag is also featured on the letterhead and envelope. There four sheets of the letterhead and four envelopes; one of the envelopes is addressed" 'Lt. Col. Steele Comd. Strathcona's Horse H.M. Trropship "Monterey".

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

Sermon preached in Ottawa to "Strathcona's Horse"

Printed sermon preached in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa fo "Strathcona's Horse previous to their departure for service in South Africa, by The Rev. W.T. Herridge, March 11, 1900. The sermon was published as a small booklet, and includes a photograph of the Officers of Lord Strathcona's Horse on the back cover, 12 pp.

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

Imprint page with picture of SBS on one side and two nursing sisters accompanying the Canadian contingent to South Africa

An extract from a printed document, with a picture of SBS in his LSH uniform and text recognizing his appointment to Fourth Class of Victorian Order; included is a quote from SBS responding to the King's speech. On the attached page are two photographs of nursing sisters who accompanied the Canadian contingent to South Africa, Sarah Forbes and Marcella P. Richardson. The caption under their photographs is: "Our Own Angels".

Steele, Richard Elmes ("Dick")

Copy of a souvenir poster created by the Slater Shoe Company for "The Strathcona Horse" (negative image on paper)

A negative image printed on paper of a souvenir poster published by The Slater Shoe Company of Montreal to honor "The Strathcona Horse"; three photos are on the poster with Queen Victoria in the centre and Lord Strathcona on one side and SBS on the other side.

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

Letter extract written in foreign language

One page with words written on it, in Sam's handwriting, but appears to be in another language. Was located with other Lord Strathcona Horse ephemera; perhaps separated from a letter or other document.

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

S.S. Monterey - Regimental Concert

Regimental Concert program for the S.S. Monterey, 03 April 1900; typewritten on Elder Dempster Line Strathcona's Horse stationery. 1 pp.

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

Page from "The Graphic" with illustration

A page torn from "The Graphic" illustrated newspaper, with an illustration showing Sir Wilfrid Laurier bidding the Lord Strathcona's Horse regiment farewell on Parliament Hill.

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

Myers Brothers invoice

Myers Brothers (Cape Town) invoice for badges; on verso is a list of names and notes related to saddles, etc.

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

Invoice/supplies list

A handwritten note with supplies listed; no name on memo and some pencilled notes (numbers) on verso

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

invoice for groceries

Handwritten list of groceries paid for; no name on memo and pencilled word "cake" on verso

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

Payment note to Major A.E. Snyder

Handwritten note by H.D.B. Ketchen noting payment made to Major A.E. Snyder for purchase of leather case for carrying Squadron books up country; pencilled notation on verso

Ketchen, H.D.B.

G. Black invoice

G. Black, Direct Importer of General Drapery, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, invoice for '3 Oil Baize'

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

Troop Report notes

Handwritten troop report notes. Includes recorded information about troops and the enlisted men. 3 pp.

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

Report - Guy H. Kirkpatrick

Letter sent to SBS from Lt. Guy H. Kirkpatrick responding to charges of gold being removed from Glynn's Lydenburg Mine. Handwritten, 2 pp.

Kirkpatrick, Guy H. , Lietenant

Report - H.S. Tobin

Handwritten report from Lieutenant Henry.S. Tobin reporting from Ross Hill Camp, re: gold thefts; 3 pp.

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

Report - C. Schmidt

Handwritten letter from C. Schmidt to SBS commenting on the stand taken by Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin. 2 pp.

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

Report - Guy H. Kirkpatrick

Handwritten letter from Lieutenant Guy H. Kirkpatrick to SBS , further to the letters of Major Jarvis and Mr. Schmidt regarding gold thefts.

Kirkpatrick, Guy H. , Lietenant

Report - A.M.Jarvis

Handwritten letter from Major A.M.Jarvis to SBS commenting on the correspondence received with respect to Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin, re: gold theft. 2 pp.

Jarvis, A.M.

Memo - S.B. Steele

Handwritten memo from SBS to Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin asking them to read and comment on gold theft reports. 1 pp

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

Letter - Dundonald

A handwritten letter from Lord Dundonald to SBS, discussing the conduct of some of the men of S.B. Steele's regiment, and stressing the importance of orders being carried out. 2 pp.

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

Letter - S.B.Steele

A handwritten letter from SBS to the G.O.C. 3rd Mounted Brigade, reporting on, and requesting a decision with regard to an incident involving two of his Lieutenants (Kirkpatrick and Tobin). 2 pp.

The letter is not Steele's handwriting, although the signature is his.

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

District Orders - 95

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 95, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 3 pp including map (two copies)

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

District Orders - 97

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 97, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 3 pp including map (two copies with a third copy of page 2)

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

District Orders - 98

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 98, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 1pp (two copies)

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

General Orders

Printed booklet with General Orders, 1901. On page 9 of the booklet is noted the promotion to Brevet rank of Lietenant-Colonel S.B. Steele, South African Constabulary, late Commanding "Strathcona's Horse".

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

Boer War Intelligence Map

A Boer War intelligence map for the Lydenburg District detaililng Boer Commando positions at Machadodorp; hand-drawn and labelled.

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

Johannesburg-Heidelberg - Printed Map

Printed map of Johannesburg-Heidelberg “Compiled and drawn in Surveyor General’s Office, Pretoria from farm surveys under direction of Major H.M. Jackson R.E.

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

South African Goldfields - Map

Two hand-drawn map sheets drawn on the back of a memo form Showing Goldfields, roads, and names of Chiefs and their locations.

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

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