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General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Includes a letter from the South African Club, notifying Steele he is their honorary president; a letter from John A. McDougall, Mayor of Edmonton; a letter from R. Belcher; and others. Handwritten; typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Sam’s mother-in-law; two letters from Z.I. Wood, Assistant Commissioner of the NWMP; and letters from former colleagues, including E. Dudley. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former NWMP and militia colleagues; a further letter from Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes further correspondence from the Ottawa Free press writer researching a book on the Lord Strathcona’s Regiment; a letter and attached clipping from T. Bland Strange, etc. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from E. Mackie; several letters from former NWMP and other colleagues; correspondence concerning Mrs. A.R. Macdonell's buffalo robes; and a letter from Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from C.A. Harwood concerning business and financial matters,; includes a letter from Mrs. Strickland thanking SBS for his letter of sympathy on the death of her husband,etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family members and friends; one picture postcard from Mrs. Constantine, wife of Charles Constantine, NWMP. Handwritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former South African colleagues: [D. Roil]and Helen [Ilys]; and a letter from A.C. Macdonell on Militia and Defence Canada stationary. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members, letters of thanks from recipients of portraits Steele sent; Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book with attached clipping; a letter from a former SAC colleague discussing SAC and the current police force in South Africa, and a letter from John Murray encouraging Steele to write his memoirs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members; two letters from Charles Winter of Militia and Defence Canada, and letters from other acquaintances and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including congratulations to Steele for his promotion to Winnipeg; a dictated letter from A.M. Jarvis, a letter from R.J. Gwynne and invitations to speak. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former colleagues and from family members; and two letters from R. Baden-Powell regarding establishing a Boy Scouts’ committee in Winnipeg. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues and friends such as: [H.?] Irving; A.L. Haydon; R.J. Gwynne; E.B. Edwards; Hugh Davidson; E.G. (Teddy)Rundle; and others. Handwritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Letter regarding the death of Steele’s uncle, John Coucher Steele and an attached copy of his will. Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Steele’s mother-in-law and from his cousin Esther Miller MacGregor. Handwritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – A letter from R. Baden-Powell; from Arthur [Lawley]; and a Havergal College report for Flora Steele, sent to Sam. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from A.W. Strange. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from T. Bland Strange, G.A. French, and a letter from a Steele relative discussing his genealogical research into the Steele family; also an invitation for Steele to speak to the Canadian Club of Winnipeg. Handwritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters and a Havergal College report for Flora Steele sent to Sam; includes a long letter sent to Mrs. Macleod from SBS providing information about Colonel Macleod’s involvement with the Blackfoot Treaty negotiations of 1877. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – A letter from Constance Taylor acknowledging the sympathy letter received from Steele on the death of her husband. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including from: A. Manseau; [? W]Benson; A.W. Strange; [A.E. Christie]; G.A. French; and F.W. Jarvis. Handwritten; Typewritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: requesting Steele get R. Baden-Powell’s autograph and a letter from H. Woodside written to Honorable J. W. Dafoe, discussing Frank Oliver, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from H.J. Woodside; one from [McWilliam] discussing the Mulvey Red River Expedition diary; and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

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

Letter to SBS from H.J. Woodside

A two page typed letter sent to SBS in Winnipeg from Henry Joseph Woodside in Ottawa, discussing various matters including writing books and publishing; he attaches a copy of a one paged typed letter he wrote to Robert Baden-Powell.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from J.H. McIllree and from the son of Lord Gordon-Gordon seeking information about his father’s death in Fort Garry years earlier. Handwritten.

McIlree, John Henry

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Michael [Phillippe] providing information about Kootenay, B.C., and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Robert Baden-Powell written on Boy Scouts Headquarters letter head. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Herbert S. Holt recalling an incident on the Kicking Horse trail in 1884, written in response to a query from Steele for his Memoirs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Holt, Herbert S.

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – A letter with attached clipping from T.B. Strange and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a memo about Steele not having water rights on his B.C. land, and a letter from J. Henderson requesting a contribution towards a church organ in memory of Steele’s uncle. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including letters from Louis J. [Lipsett], [? Main]; Fred White; George Cowan, etc. and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

Cowan , George

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, One letter from Louis J. [Lipsett],re: meeting Steele in Winnipeg; and a *letter Steele wrote to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, protesting the treatment he’s received from the Canadian Government regarding his military ranking (placed in H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’ file). Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – A draft and 2nd version of a letter sent to Steele’s brother-in-law and business advisor, C.A. Harwood, outlining his grievance at having his rank of ‘Brevet Colonelcy’ taken away from him because of his appointment to the Permanent Force; quite descriptive of his career and titles earned. Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – A letter and attachment sent to Steele from A.C. Macdonell; includes a record of his military service. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including letters from former colleagues and a letter from Lord Strathcona. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Three letters, from [P.E. Thacker]; A.C. Macdonell; and from [? Smith] of the Department of Militia and Defence providing advice on proper military dress for various occasions Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele’s brother Jim; from R.J. Gwynne; [? Johnston], re: his extinguisher invention; and other letters from former militia colleagues; includes a letter of reference for R.L.T. Galbraith written by SBS. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including book order details; house sale details; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and one from a South African friend, [L.P. Hess]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from H.A. Constantine, widow of Charles Constantine; [A. Miller], a writer working on a history of Lord Strathcona's Horse; correspondence around trying to locate a missing man, Percy W. Black; and a letter from G.A. French. Handwritten; typewritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including the manuscript being prepared on the history of Lord Strathcona’s Horse; a letter to the author of this historical manuscript providing him with a list of addresses of original members of Strathcona’s Horse (copy attached with correspondence); and a letter from R.J. Gwynne discussing boy scouts and a proposed Cadet Corps, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from H.A. Constantine; an invitation acceptance; and a letter from [? ...staff] of Militia and Defence, Canada. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Incoming and outgoing, includes a letter from Jessie F. Ross acknowledging the Steele’s sympathy over the death of her son Hugo [who died on the Titanic sinking] and Steele’s response to a request for a “Who’s Who” entry. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Mollie G. Niblett, Steele’s editor for his “Forty Years in Canada” Memoir, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Mary G. (Mollie Glen) Niblett; R. Baden-Powell; R.J. Gwynne; and [J] Johnston. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; Christmas greetings; an invitation; a letter G. Wainwright, Mrs. J.B. Mitchell, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from [G.J. Olesharats], Deputy Minister of Canada’s Department of Naval Service; R.J. Gwynne; [E.F] Mackie; and real estate and banking correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from a South African colleague, now with the Department of Militia and Defence, E.A.C. Hosmer. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Telegram from H.S. Holt, a memorandum from Walton & Co.; and letter from [Lord Dundonald]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence regarding Steele’s Memoirs; letter from a former NWMP colleague asking for assistance; and a letter from the Chief Surveyor, Province of Saskatchewan. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: includes a letter from Hugh Macdonald; correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and a letter from Bishop-elect Arthur Beliveau, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter announcing the death of his daughter and Steele’s niece from Steele’s brother Jim; a letter from M.G. Niblett; and other correspondence including letters from the Levison Eyesight Institute in London, England. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from M.G. Niblett; T. Bland Strange; and others; and a picture postcard sent from England. Handwritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from T. Bland Strange; and other acquaintances and colleagues. 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; 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; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from Mrs. William Ogilvie thanking Steele for his sympathy letter on the passing of her husband; a letter from friend 'Jack' announcing his recent marriage and commenting on women's lot, and correspondence with other old colleagues; includes a written record of military service for J.A.I. French. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letter, re: a letter from Andrew Miller wondering what direction to take with publishing his manuscript on Lord Strathcona’s Horse, upon the recent death of Lord Strathcona. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from H.J. Woodside with an attached review he wrote on William Ogilvie’s publication: “Yukon and its Goldfields...” and a letter from a South African acquaintance, Andrew Johnston. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters from [Anni I. Cousin] and [S.] R. Snider, re: Steele speaking to their clubs; as well as a letter from Steele’s editor M.G. Niblett. Handwritten

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence from editor M.G. Niblett; and from Hugh J. Macdonald and J. Lyons Biggar. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

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, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; further correspondence related to military forces being sent to Europe, and letters from family and friends; includes a hand-written letter to brother-in-law Beau (C.A. Harwood) discussing the pending war and Canadian military efforts, as well as the Escher investigation into the conduct of soldiers in the South African war. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including Steele’s letters to C.A. Harwood (the one dated 30 Oct 1914 marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary); letter and documents related to Steele being appointed a Police Magistrate for the Province of Manitoba; a letter from a distraught Jessie Ross asking that Steele do all in his power to keep her son Don from joining a military unit for the war; and other military/WW1-related personal correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Christmas greetings; includes a letter from Robert Baden-Powell; Mrs. D.W. Davis of Fort Macleod, and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the publishing of the “Forty Years” book ; letters of congratulations for Steele’s promotion to Major-General; a letter concerning suggested improvements to the Ross rifle, a letter from his brother Godfrey, a letter sent to his brother-in-law discussing, among other things, his plan to sue writer W.T.R. Preston for libel and other correspondence from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: congratulatory letters and correspondence with colleagues and friends including A.C Macdonell who describes his actions with the 1st Canadian Mounted Brigade, etc.; also a funeral service program for Zachary Taylor Wood with an accompanying letter to Sam from his widow. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

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