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NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Nov. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele from Superintendent Z.T. Wood, thanking him for his Yukon service and wishing him well for the future; from Comptroller Fred White on a variety of matters; and a letter from am anxious parent trying to locate their son.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1899

Telegrams sent to Steele from NWMP Comptroller Fred White and from Inspector Jarvis; also letters from Comptroller White informing Steele that he is being selected to lead a Western contingent of Infantry (many NWMP Officers) for the Boer War, and another letter providing details about his pay account.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jan. 1900

Correspondence sent to Steele related to tying up loose ends and a letter sent to [Captain] Macdonnell from NWMP Commissioner Herchmer. Also includes a letter sent to SBS from F.L Cartwright, a NWMP officer who served with Steele in the Yukon, and now writing from Grand Forks, B.C. Cartwright discusses the injustice of SBS's removal from the Yukon, and expresses interest in signing up for the Boer War.

Cartwright, Francis Lennox

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Mar. 1901

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White; includes a copy of a letter White wrote providing a lis ot non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Strathcona's Horse in South Africa.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1901

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White; one letter informs Steele that he has been granted a further leave of absence from the NWMP in order to serve with the South African Constabulary.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1901

Letter from NWMP Comptroller Fred White to Steele, discussing the sailing of the new Canadian Contingent under Colonel Evans, and providing news about NWMP activity in Canada.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Feb. - Nov. 1902

Letters to both C.A. Harwood and Mrs. Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing the Police Officers' Pension Bill and Steele, a newsy letter to Steele from White on various matters; a letter to Steele from White acknowledging his request for a further extension on his leave of absence from the NWMP and application for superannuation; further letters from White regarding Steele's retirement and pension allowances; general pension-related correspondence.

Harwood, C.A.

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Sep. 1887

Petition sent to Steele at Kootenay from the residents of Windermere and neighbourhood in B.C., requesting a detachment of the force to protect them in the event of troubles with surrounding Indian population (original and photocopy).

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1903

Correspondence to Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing Steele's NWMP pension; enclosed with White's letters is a copy of the order retiring Steele from the NWMP (March 1, 1903), a copy of a statement detailing Steele's pay received and to be received as pension, and a copy of a letter from the Auditor General concurring with the statements made by White, re: Steele's pension payments.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1908

Correspondence to Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing NWMP land warrants and pension rights for Superintendent A.R. Macdonnell's widow; also a pension payment notice and letter from NWMP Comptroller Lawrence Fortescue.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1885-1886]

Hand-written note to Comptroller Fred White from Sam Steele, recommending Reverend George Mackay for the position of Chaplain with Steele's Scouts; note from Steele to C.D. Wood of Macleod, Alberta.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1886]

Draft of a seven page hand-written letter from Steele to the NWMP Commissioner in Regina responding to and discussing various comments relayed in earlier correspondence from the Commissioner to Steele.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, Jan. 1889

Hand-written letters from S.B. Steele directed to Northwest Territories Constables and Peace Officers, providing details regarding three men involved with horse theft; seal attached beside Steele's signature.

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

Hand-written letter from SBS, 27 Jan. 1889

1 p. letter, hand-written on lined paper, by SBS; seal affixed; statement prepared by Sam Steele asking for North-West Mounted Police assistance in capturing three men suspected of stealing a band of horses from a Macleod district rance; seal affixed to document, 27 January 1889.

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

Letter - Charcoal Indian murder case

Handwritten letter sent from SBS in Fort Macleod to "My dear Galbraith", discussing the Charcoal Blood Indian murder case; 19 October 1896; 3 pp.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1897], 1898

Hand-written letter from Steele at Lake Bennett to the NWMP Comptroller requesting information about whether NWMP members can stake personal mining claims; draft of telegram written by Steele.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, 1898-1899

Outgoing flimsy copies of letters written bu Superintendent Steele while posted in Dawson City, Yukon; includes some covering explanatory notes by Harwood Steele.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1887, 1888

Letter from Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, along with a forwarding covering letter, informing Steele that a certificate for scrip is being sent to him in Kootenay, B.C.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1893

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos and accounts kept at back of book. One item, a note from D.L. Meetison, was removed and placed behind the diary in the same file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; more of a notebook filled with memoranda and notes. A horse race card was removed from the diary and placed behind it in the same file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Burgandy leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos and cash account at back of book.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; more of a notebook filled with memoranda lists, draft notes. One letter from Cowdry Brothers, Bankers has been removed from the diary and placed behind it in the same file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1895

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; cash accounts kept at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1895

Burgandy leather-bound diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos, cash accounts, and weather record kept at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1897

Burgandy leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos and cash accounts kept at back of book.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1898

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries, written while travelling from Fort Macleod to the Yukon. Notes at the back of the diary include lists of Miles Canyon pilots.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1886

Black leather-bound diary written from Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, and Willow Creek; memoranda at back of diary.

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

Loose Items from Diary 2008.1.1.2.2

Loose items removed from diary, including hand-written notes as well as a small photograph of a woman and inscribed on verso: "A souvenir of the trip of the Press Association to the N.W.T. [J.I.C.] Notes from officers who received medals for their services with Steele's Scouts.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand-written entries, written at Dawson, Skagway, and Lake Bennett. A list of letters mailed and accounts register kept at end of journal.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1899

Burgandy leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries; written while leaving the Yukon and travelling to Ontario. Memos, cash accountes and addresses maintained at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1888

Black leather-bound pocket diary, hand-written entries from Kootenay Ferry, Kootenay, Fort Macleod. Cash accounts kept at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1889, 1892-1892

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written intermittant entries from Fort Macleod, Milk River, and Pincher Creeek; memos and accounts kept at back of book.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1890

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries; mostly written from Fort Macleod. Memos, cash accounts kept at back of book.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1891

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries while in Fort Macleod; memo's and cash accounts kept at back of diary.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1892

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand written entries from Fort Macleod; one memo written to SBS from [D.L. Meetison] requesting a loan, removed from diary and placed behind it in file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1892

Burgandy leather-bound diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; cash accounts kept at back of diary.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1893

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; very brief entries, largely empty; one cash accounts notation at back of journal.

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

Steele's Scouts Excerpted Report, 1885

Excerpted report, possibly for publication in a newspaper or periodical, of Steele's account of his experience with the Steele's Scouts in tracking Big Bear and his band. Report is titled: "Gallant Attack on Big Bear's Band by the Mounted Police". Type-written, 5 pp.

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

Nominal Rolls

Nominal roll of 'D' Division, NWMP, Battleford; black leather note book.

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

Published Report of tne NWMP Commissioner, 1897

Printed report: Report of the Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police Force 1897. Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1898. 318 pp. Two copies of report.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Published Report of the NWMP Commissioner, 1898

Printed report: Report of the North-West Mounted Police 1898 (Commissioner L.W. Herchmer). Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1899. 359 pp. Three copies of report.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Published Reports of the NWMP, 1897-1898

Printed and bound reports: Report of the Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police Force 1897, and Report of the North-West Mounted Police 1898. Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 678 pp.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Monthly Reports, 1886

"Extracts of monthly reports to the Commissioner North West Mounted Police by Superintendent S.B. Steele at Battleford"; hand-written but not Steele's handwriting. 5 pp.

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

Published Report of the Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada - Supression of the Rebellion, 1886

Published reports of the Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada. Report Upon the Supression in the North-West Territories, and Matters in Connection Therewith, in 1885. Presented to Parliament. Ottawa, 1886.128 pp. and Report of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Jackson ... On Matters in Connection With the Supression of the Rebellion in the North-West Territories, in 1885. Presented to Parliament. Ottawa, 1887. 44 pp.

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

Published Report of the NWMP Commissioner, 1874

Published Report of The Commissioner North-West Mounted Police 1874, and printed by order of Department of Justice. The report title page is signed: "SB Steele Supt [?], D. Division, and also signed by G.A. French Lt. Col.

French, George Arthur

Published Report of the NWMP Part III, 1900

Published report of the North-West Mounted Police Part III 1900. Published in Ottawa by Order of Parliament, 1901. Report is stamped in three places with "Commanding B Division, South African Constabulary, 9 July 1903".

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

Published Report of the Royal NWMP, 1911

Published report of the Royal North West Mounted Police, 1911. Reports and Other Papers Relating to the McPherson-Dawson Police Patrol - Winter 1910-1911 and the Death of Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald and all Members of the Patrol. Printed in Ottawa.

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

Published Report of the Royal NWMP, 1919

Published report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police for the Year Ended September 30, 1919. Printed in Ottawa by Order of Parliament. Pencilled on the back cover of the report is: "[Met] 27 Regina in 1883".

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

NWMP Report, 1896

Report of the Kootenay district with mention of Charcoal (Blood Indian) wanted for murder.

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

Undercover Reports, 1898

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to S.B. Steele about criminal activity and gang members in the Klondike.

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

Hunker Creek Reports

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to Colonel Steele, reporting on activities on the Creek, including claim owner infractions; includes one undated report extract.

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

Nunker Creek Undercover report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from an underground NWMP officer, Alfred J. Thomas, reporting on claim owners on Hunker Creek defrauding the Dominion Government. 5 pp.

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

Hunker Creek Undercover report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from an underground NWMP officer, [N.G. Della Tarre], reporting on claim owners on Hunker Creek defrauding the Dominion Government. 3 pp.

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

W.H. Scarth report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from Inspector W.H. Scarth, discussing claim activity and problems on Klondike Creeks. 3 pp.

Scarth, W.H. , Inspector

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