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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919
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Information - Battle of Queenston Heights

A six page typed manuscript titled "Battle of Queenston Heights. October 13th 1812". Annotations to text are in Sam's handwriting; possibly used as research for SBS's memoir.

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 - 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 - 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 - 1901

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary, addrresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary; addresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1906

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook One separate item from diary placed behind diary in file, re: Proposed Special Constable Posts

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

Loose item: Newspaper clipping

A newsclipping removed from diary 2008.1.1.3.1.10. The clipping is titled "The Best of All Offers" and is regarding the "Thrice-a-Week World" magazine subscription offer.

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Notes: Old Families resident in Toronto

Four sheets of legal sized lined paper (the same paper used for the memoir draft), with lists of handwritten names (SBS's handwriting), and titled "Old families resident in Toronto 80 years ago & upwards"; there is also a page for familes of 60 years ago & upwards; 50 years ago & upwards; and 40 years ago & upwards.

These may have been notes related to Sam Steele's writing of his memoir "Forty Years in Canada".

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 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

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 the Port Arthur Canadian Club and a former South African colleague. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a hand-written letter from [Grey], re: an honorary appointment.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; a letter from Percy Lake, re: thanking SBS and congratulating him on the recent camp.

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter to and from Percy Lake, re: Steele’s brevet rank inquiry, and a letter from Edwin McCormick, formerly of Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from J. Lyons Biggar, Department of Militia and Defence, and H. Acheson.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; information on Tactical Field Day at Sewell Camp.

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with individuals at the Department of Militia and Defence; from Canadian Highlanders Regiment, and two letters written to Lord Strathcona from SBS regarding his demotion in rank after returning to Canada from South Africa. One letter is written to certify that SBS served in the Red River Expeditionary Force in 1870-1871 (written by D.A. Macdonald who served as Captain and Adjutant of the Regiment).

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

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