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General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication, letters of congratulations and correspondence between Steele and his publisher regarding Steele’s displeasure with aspects of the publication; letters expressing sympathy to Steele for a recent accident in which he broke his shoulder; a letter and attached photograph from T. Bland Strange; and letters from other acquaintances and colleagues. Includes a letter written on Legion of Frontiersmen letter head from ? Taylor. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including further correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication; letters of congratulations to Steele for his book, as well as being named Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including a letter sent from Sam to the publishers of his Memoirs; a letter from Sam to C.A. Harwood; a letter from M.I. Macleod, widow of N.W.M.P. Commissioner James F. Macleod, thanking Sam for sending a copy of his book and commenting on the mention of her husband in said book, and letters received from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell, and two hand-written letters sent from SBS to C.A. Harwood, describing events at Shorncliffe and general military matters, and letters from other friends such as Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes three letters Sam wrote to his brother-in-law discussing his changing role within the First World War command; incoming letters of introduction and reference, and a letter from Louis J. Lipsett, recently appointed Commander of the 3rd Canadian Division, thanking Steele for his letter of congratulations. There is also a letter with two photographs sent to Sam from Major C.B. Strutt. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: Reverend Canon Ronald Hilton, T. Bland Strange, Bethune Lindsay, and others; as well as a tenancy agreement and proof of Steele’s entry for a “Who’s Who” volume. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from Steele requesting information on a person he has been asked to recommend; a letter from a family friend in Winnipeg; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and a proposed program of entertainment in support of the Moore Memorial. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from Steele’s brother Godfrey, and other friends and acquaintances, including Bethune Lindsay. Handwritten.

Steele, Godfrey MacNeil

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall reminiscing about the Cypress Hills situation; from J.A. Rattray; from A.C. Macdonell writing from ‘the field’, and from other colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Bishop Arthur Beliveau of Manitoba; J.B. Mitchell; Lord Dundonald; and other colleagues and family members ; one letter to brother-in-law, dated December 3rd, is marked by H.S. as ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from brother Jim; John McDougall, Mrs. D.W. Davis and others, many thanking Steele for the received copy of his book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from John McDougall, Colonel J.T. Fotheringham, and other family and friends; * letter from [S.A. Alderson](dated 3 Mar 1916) that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including two from “Brooke.” Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall, from D.H. McMillan, brother Jim and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues; a letter Steele sent to C.A. Harwood discussing his military situation (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and a notice of a memorial service planned for Lord Kitchener and others at Folkestone. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends; A.C. Macdonell writes about his son Ian’s death in a World War I battle; and a letter from J. Byng explains why Harwood Steele cannot attend a [?] Staff School. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from A.C. Macdonell and C. [Donnelly] who both had sons killed in recent battles; letters from other acquaintances and colleagues, including Louis Lipsett, and James Harding, a former A Battery Kingston and NWMP officer who served with SBS; and an interesting letter from A.C. Harwood (Gus), discussing his efforts to get “fair play” for Steele in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; Letters from friends, including correspondence related to the death of Elmes Henderson while serving with the Hazara Pioneers, and a letter and card acknowledging sympathies received on the death of E.J. Brooks. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues and other friends; a letter from R.D. Waugh, Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba; also a letter from Steele’s doctor declaring him to be in good health and fir for “any work that a healthy man of his age can undertake.” Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from D.H. McMillan; [George Mills]; [?Perry]; and [Reg]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes Christmas greetings; letters from colleagues, family and friends wondering about changes to the military leadership; and a letter complete with poem from a woman who sent Steele the very first pair of socks she ever knitted. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from families of men killed in the war thanking Steele for his letters of sympathy; letters from family members; and letters from friends including [J.T.] Fotheringham and [H.J. Creedy]. Handwritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a telegram sent to General T.B. Strange from the Steele’s on the passing of his wife; letters received from Hugh Macdonald; Thomas [Blaney], and from other family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former colleagues; letters of thanks for recommendations received; a letter with attached narrative on the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade written by H.D.B. Ketchen; letter from Vivian T. Bartram discussing, among other things, the upcoming Canadian Federal election and correspondence with other family and friends, including a letter written, 1 April, from SBS to C.A. Harwood (and marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and other letters between C.A. Harwood and SBS, and a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald regarding Steele’s treatment by the Canadian Military (includes copies). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, A.M. Jarvis, Ellen Gill, and others; a letter sent to Captain Bennett Goldney with a message for Steele from Queen Alexandra; *also letters sent from SBS to his cousin James B. Clarke, and to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, re: Steele’s treatment by the ‘Canadian Authorities’, ( letters marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of the May 4th letter to A.C. Harwood; a copy of a letter SBS wrote to Colonel Fortescue, Comptroller R NWMP with suggestions about the Police Force and the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters to and from R.J. Gwynne; D.H. McMillan; Robert Johnstone; Hugh Macdonald (both son and grandson of J.A. Macdonald; C.A. Harwood and others; comments on recently imposed conscription in Canada; sympathy acknowledgement; Steele’s recent trip to France, etc.; some French language text; and SBS”s treatment by the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter with attached photograph from Lieutenant Eric Smith; and letters from many other friends and colleagues. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including: Marion Steele, A.M. Jarvis, William P. Bull, C.N. Bell, Julie Lewis, Hugh J. Macdonald, C.B. Reilly, etc.; includes a letter from R. Stewart Patterson with an attached listing of officers and staff of Canadian Military Companies. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: Steele’s letters to General Rattray; Hugh Macdonald (with duplicates); C.B. Reilly; and incoming letters from colleagues, friends, and family; includes letters from the Perkins Bull family (London), and Mollie Niblett. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Sam to his brother-in-law Gus (C.A. Harwood), and to his friend Sir Hugh J. Macdonald; and letters received from various family and friends. Included is SBS’s service record and letters written by SBS to protest his planned ‘superannuation’ ; he includes a service record, which is commented on by his son Harwood Steele; also a note from his physician Henry Morris, and other general correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Margaret Ketchen; James Brierley, J.B. Mitchell,[?] Johnston (Calgary Herald); A.M. Jarvis, etc.; two letters from Steele’s brother Jim; and Steele’s correspondence with W. McInnes, re: service record policy (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918, 1969

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, copies of letters written by SBS to C.A. Harwood, Hector McInnes: and Major General J.W. Carson; several copies of each letter; includes explanatory notes written by Harwood Steele (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes many letters from family and friends offering Steele congratulations on his recent knighthood; includes a letter from Prime Minister R.L. Borden; also letters revolving around SBS’s campaign to oppose his forced retirement, and request to remain active in the Canadian Military War campaign. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, re: A *letter from Steele to C.A. Harwood in which he discusses his views on the Canadian Overseas Military force (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of letter attached. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele to H.D.B. Ketchen, further letters of congratulations regarding Steele’s knighthood; and letters from family and friends, many revolving around an effort to overturn Steele’s imposed active military retirement; included also is a letter and information about his publication: “Romanian Songs and Ballads” from R. Stewart Patterson. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters of reference provided for others from Steele, and personal letters to his friend Jack (John) Kerr; incoming correspondence around regret at Steele’s retirement, a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’) and a letter received from Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; letters from family and friends including C.A. Harwood; information from the British Empire Land Settlement League of which Steele is named a Vice-President; * a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his post-retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: J.N. Turner, John Carson, Lord Dundonald and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters related to Steele’s retirement and prospective return to Canada; and letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s prescription and “Dietary for the Diabetic” instructions for Steele’; and letters from family and friends; includes a letter from Sam to Minnie [Carstairs]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s correspondence; and Steele’s application efforts for Canadian homestead entry, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes medical advice for Steele; information from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; “Overseas Estate” related correspondence; and letters from friends and acquaintances, including a letter from Sir John W. Carson responding to Steele’s extended sympathy on the loss of his son, killed on a battlefield in France, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald in which he discusses, among other things, his father’s (Sir John A. Macdonald) high esteem of Steele; a letter from [A.M. Jarvis], with the Canadian Corps; and a letter from [?] Main, responding to sympathies on the death of his son in the War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and friends, including J. Lyons Biggar, Lord Dundonald and others, as well as Masonic Lodge(s) correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes Steele’s letters to friends George H. French and J.A. (Jack) Kerr; and letters received from D.H. [Daniel Hunter] McMillan, Clifford Sifton and his brother Arthur, re: pension matters for Steele, [?] Shaughnessy, Ellen Frances Gill (niece), A.M. Jarvis, I. F. Stewart, Hugh J. Macdonald, etc.; includes correspondence with his doctor, and from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; concern expressed about Steele’s lingering illness. Handwritten; Typewritten.

French, George Arthur

General Correspondence - 1919

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes correspondence with doctors; and letters to and from family and friends, including: cousin Esther Miller (author who wrote under the pen-name: Marian Keith); [D. McDonald]; J.B. Mitchell, A.M. Jarvis, letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, and others; includes correspondence with Denis Lawrence, a Solicitor, re: Steele legally adding the name ‘Benfield’ to his sir-name. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Bessie Borden acknowledging Steele’s letter of sympathy on the death of her husband, Sir Frederick Borden; a letter from brother Jim; two letters from [J.C. MacDougall] visiting in London; a letter of thanks from W.P. Bull, a letter from brother-in-law C.A. Harwood, and other letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

General Correspondence - 1892

General Correspondence – Includes a letter of apology from L.W. Herchmer, re: remarks about SBS and Mrs. Steele. Handwritten.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

General Correspondence - 1892

General Correspondence – Includes letter from Robert Harwood; and promotion supporting letter from Minister of Public Works, Canada. Handwritten.

Harwood, Robert William

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From cousins Esther Miller. Orillia, Ontario, and Catherine Moon, Moonstone, Ontario; also a letter and account statement from the Hotel Vancouver. Handwritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From friends and family including H.B. Runnall, H. Oliver, cousin Esther Miller, J. [Acten], etc. Handwritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From acquaintances and friends; includes one letter written in French with an attached translation to English. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From friends and family etc., many congratulating SBS on his Yukon promotion. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

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