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Bruce Peel Special Collections World War, 1914-1918
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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 23 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood with the 27th Canadian Battalion in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood is responding to his father's letters, and discussing his experiences and hope of getting back to England. He has burned, at Sam's request, one of these letters received. 3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

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, 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, 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

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.

Ketchen to SBS: 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen at Otterpool Camp (Kent, England) to SBS at Shorncliffe. Ketchen is writing to recommend SBS arrange a billet for Colonel Corelli.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 02 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS at Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen congratulates Sam on his recent knighthood, and complains about his treatment and lack of recognition by the Military Forces he serves.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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