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".
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.
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".
A separated imprint page from a book, with an article on "Distinguished Colonial Soldiers"; includes a write up of Colonel L.W. Herchmer and Colonel S.B. Steele; this was written at the time when Steele was to be second-in-command to Herchmer with the command of the Canadian Mounted Rifles.
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.
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.
A picture of SBS in uniform, with a border of maple leaves drawn around the picture, a crown sketched on the top centre of the page, and a beaver on the bottom centre of the page. The reproduced photograph is sepia-toned; the border drawing is colored.
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.
Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada. Supplementary Report: Organization, Equipment, Despatch and Service of the Canadian Contingents During The War in South Africa 1899-1900. Published in Ottawa, 1901. Two copies of report.
A warrant/certificate, 30.5 x 40.5 cm, issued to Samuel Benfield Steele and appointing him as an Officer in the Land Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Issued on February 21st, 1900 and effective from March 7th, 1900. A seal is attached to the certificate.
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".