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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 Department of Militia and Defence, and individuals R. Baden-Powell, W. Clarke, etc.; re: SAC service record, concerns about Calgary regiment, etc. Handwritten, typewritten

Baden-Powell, 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 from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada and the Minister’s Office of Militia and Defence Canada; re: Steele’s testimonials and his recommendations for SAC Non-Commissioned Officers to serve with Canada’s Military corps.

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 letter from Minister Sam Hughes; correspondence related to the establishment of Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a Permanent Force; and requests for information about Lt-Colonel Rattray, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence and documents related to Steele’s application for a staff appointment on the Permanent Force of Canada and general military correspondence; includes a letter from Steele to the Chief of Staff, Canadian Militia informing him that he is “now free from all connection with the South African Constabulary and at liberty to be gazetted to Command of the new district in the West or Canada”. Copies and originals.

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

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; correspondence around the war in Europe and including volunteers for military service; Commission requests; a request from SBS to Robert Rogers asking that Harwood Steele be taken on with the Department of Naval Affairs; a letter from SBS to Lady Strathcona (Lord Strathcona’s daughter) asking for her help in requesting that Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment be sent to the front; a printed lecture copied to Steele on “Important Points to be Considered by Guides of the Canadian Service Employed in the Present Campaign” by Captain A.C. Garner, Corps of Guides, Canada; memo regarding mobilization, etc. One interesting letter from the Assistant Private Secretary, Militia and Defence Canada, has SBS's terse comment scrolled on the bottom of the letter: "This man is ignorant". Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter to Marie from Fred White, N.W.M.P., informing her that SBS's leave from the police force has been extended one year without pay; the letter is dated May 30th, 1902.

Steele, Marie (de Lotbinière Harwood), 1859-1951

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