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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919
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General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and letters from former NWMP (including Z.T.Wood) and South African colleagues; also includes a letter regarding the artist Charles Russell. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from G. Black and other former colleagues; includes a letter from a relative reporting on the state of the Steele family graves. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including Christmas greetings from friends; a letter from Steele to “Jack” [Kerr], etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; many concern the sending of troop overseas for the War, and the possibility of Steele being named Commander; includes letters from H.J. Woodside who wrote to authorities to tell them that Steele was two years younger than his official age, hoping this might help in having Sam appointed; includes letters from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: primarily related to the securing of personnel for military units and the question of Steele commanding a 2nd Canadian battalion; * includes a letter (dated 18 Nov 1914) from R.B.B. Bennett that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Bradley, A.G. and Jean N. McIlwraith. The Makers of Canada: Early British Rule/ Lord Dorchester; Sir Frederick Haldimand. University Edition Vol. III. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910.

Bradley, A.G. and Jean N. McIlwraith. The Makers of Canada: Early British Rule/ Lord Dorchester; Sir Frederick Haldimand. University Edition Vol. III. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910. (missing spine, unattached front cover)

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

Bryce, George and Robert Hamilton Coats and R.E. Gosnell. The Makers of Canada: Exploration & Settlement of the Great West/ Mackenzie Selkirk Simpson; Sir James Douglas. University Edition Vol. V. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910.

Bryce, George and Robert Hamilton Coats and R.E. Gosnell. The Makers of Canada: Exploration & Settlement of the Great West/ Mackenzie Selkirk Simpson; Sir James Douglas. University Edition Vol. V. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910. (missing spine and unattached back cover)

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

Burpee, Lawrence J. and Arthur G. Doughty, eds. The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History. University Edition Vol. XI. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910.

Burpee, Lawrence J. and Arthur G. Doughty, eds. The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History. University Edition Vol. XI. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910. (partially missing spine)

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

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles"]

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles”; cover is unattached and pages are loose from binding)

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

Cruikshank, E., ed. The Documentary History of the Campaign Upon the Niagara Frontier in the Year 1813: Part 1 January to June, 1813. Welland, Ontario: The Lundy Lane Historical Society, 1902.

Cruikshank, E., ed. The Documentary History of the Campaign Upon the Niagara Frontier in the Year 1813: Part 1 January to June, 1813. Welland, Ontario: The Lundy Lane Historical Society, 1902. (inscribed on inside cover: ‘To Colonel S.B. Steele C.B. with compliments of Ernest Cruikshank’ and signed twice by S.B.S with name and’ S.A.C’.)

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

Cruikshank, Ernest. War of 1812-13. Welland, Ontario: The Lundy Lane Historical Society, [1902]. (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)

Cruikshank, Ernest. War of 1812-13. Welland, Ontario: The Lundy Lane Historical Society, [1902]. (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)

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

Henry, Lucien E. Napoleon's War Maxims. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., ca. 1899. (‘S.B. Steele’ signed on front blank by Marie Steele and ‘S.B. Steele and the date (1906) signed on title page by SBS)

Henry, Lucien E. Napoleon's War Maxims. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., ca. 1899. (‘S.B. Steele’ signed on front blank by Marie Steele and ‘S.B. Steele and the date (1906) signed on title page by SBS)

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

Lewis, John and James Hannay. The Makers of Canada: Confederation and Expansion/ George Brown; Sir Leonard Tilley. University Edition Vol. X. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910.

Lewis, John and James Hannay. The Makers of Canada: Confederation and Expansion/ George Brown; Sir Leonard Tilley. University Edition Vol. X. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1910. (partially missing spine)

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

Maguire, T. Miller. The British Army Under Wellington 1813-1814: A Summary. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1907.

Maguire, T. Miller. The British Army Under Wellington 1813-1814: A Summary. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1907. (SBS has twice signed his name and title (D.O.C. Mil Dist 10) in front of book, and Marie has written SBS’s name on the title page of book)

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

Telegram - Lord Strathcona

Telegram sent to SBS from Lord Strathcona; he is pleased with Colonel Steele's command. Typewritten.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Transport memorandum

A handwritten note related to directions for the Transport Monterey en route to South Africa from Halifax.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes intelligence messages between the High Commssioner and Admiral; and correspondence with Bank of Montreal representatives who handle financial matters for Lord Strathcona's Horse.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Letters related to horses for mounted infantry in South Africa; a letter from [J.L.] Biggar relating his plans for after the war; a listing of stores for Strathcona's Horse; and a letter from an infantryman transferring to the R.C.A.

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

Letter - Grieving mother

Handwritten letter to SBS from Mrs. I.A. Johnstone asking for information about her son's death in South Africa.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a list of the non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Corp under Steele's command and a letter from Minister F.W. Borden acknowledging Steele's request that men from LSH be allowed to join the South African Constabulary.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, medals distribution, discharge papers, and tying up of loose ends.

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

Letter - Joseph Colmer

Typewritten letter to SBS from Joseph Colmer, Secretary to Lord Strathcona, with attached memo sent to the Bank of Montreal, re: payment to Steele from W. Munro.

Colmer, Joseph, Secretary, Lord Strathcona

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence related to LSH corps and military matters post Boer War; includes plans for establishing a permanent Strathcona Corps in Canada and related correspondence with Lord Strathcona and J. Lyons Biggar; also a letter detailing a planned painting to honor South African War participants.

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

Boer War Affidavit

Boer War Affidavit; includes blank form and completed report by Gideon Petrus Pretonia.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Corps' Diary - Boer War - 1900-1901

Diary of Lord Strathcona's Corps' Boer War - Colonel S.B. Steele C.B. M.V.O. Commanding (stamped in gold lettering on diary cover) Canada, South Africa, England Double hard-cover binding; type-written entries.

First page entry: "Militia Order No 26 issued for the formation of mounted corps for special service in South Africa, the Regiment to be called Strathcona's Horse in honour of the Right Hon: Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal at whose expense this force is to be raised and equipped.

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 - H.S. Tobin

Handwritten letter from Lieutenant Henry S. Tobin to SBS commenting further on the gold theft issue. 2 pp.

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

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse: Nominal Listing and Information

Copy of correspondence sent to Steele, re: history of LSH and Steele's reply. Includes a list of names and addresses of original officers of Lord Strathcona's Horse in South Africa, 1900-1901. Original letter is retained in Series 2008.1.1.1.2 - Personal/General correspondence.

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

Orillia Grand Patriotic Concert Souvenir Libretto

Small booklet: a Souvenir Libretto for a Grand Patriotic concert held at the Orillia Opera House on Thursday, February 8th, 1900. Included in the text is a contribution entitled "Canada" by Miss Esther Miller, SBS's cousin.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

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

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 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

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

3.2.7 Library/Published Materials

There are ten items in this section; the material all refers to the Boer War in South Africa, and was probably collected or referred to by SBS while taking part in the war with Lord Strathcona's Horse

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

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900.

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900. (The section on Lord Strathcona’s Horse has been annotated by SBS with added figures and words; some loose pages)

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada; the Minister’s Office of Militia and Defence Canada; and Baden-Powell, re: Steele’s post-SAC service activity with the Imperial Government’s Inspector of Cavalry; also further letters responding to recommendations for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence and H.D.B. Ketchen. Handwritten, typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; letters from Senator [Leverett George DeVeber]; F.W. Borden; R.J. Gwynne; and E.F. Mackie; includes discussion about how the military district command will be assigned. Handwritten, typewritten

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from Percy Lake, R. Belcher, and others; re: various matters. Handwritten, typewritten

Belcher, Robert

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