A handwritten letter to Marie Steele from Inspector Alex Jarvis with the NWMP in the Yukon. He writes about people and changes in Dawson, and discusses his thoughts about leaving the force. Marie sent this letter to Sam in a letter she wrote dated June 17th, 1902.
General Correspondence – From family friends including cousin Esther Miller, a letter from Marie Steele’s sister, Mrs. Alice Harwood Farish with a note from Marie added to the end of the letter; a telegram, and private letter from the Commissioner’s Office in Dawson. Handwritten; Typewritten.
General Correspondence – Telegrams and many letters congratulating Steele for his military appointment to South Africa; includes letter from his brother Jim; a note from his former instructor at the Military School in Toronto, Sergeant Major Teddy Rundle; and a letter (with accompanying letter of testimony) from Henry Boyle-Runnals, a doctor who practiced in the Klondike. Boyle-Runnals provides a letter of testimony to swear to Steele's character and that he never saw him under the influence of alcohol. Included also is a letter from H.B. Jayne in which he discusses the upcoming Manitoba election, Clifford Sifton, and other politicians including James Allan Smart. Handwritten; Typewritten.
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
Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Fred White, Yukon Commissioner James. M. Walsh, A.B. Perry, and William Pearce, Superintendent of Mines; includes a completed Chilkoot Pass duty form and instructions for Steele's transfer to Dawson.
Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member; various matters are discussed including a lengthy outlining of a domestic situation, and a letter of appreciation from the Presbyterian Minister in Dawson for Steele's establishment of law and order in the Territory.
Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie, NWMP Commissioner Herchmer, and others, re: police administration, customs collecting, a police case, and his invitation to the 4th of July celebration in Dawson.
Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White, discussing (in both an official and private capacity) Steele's transfer back to the North West from the Yukon and the decision to transfer Inspector Harper back to the Territories; a letter from a John Gillespie, discussing his return to Dawson; and a letter marked personal sent to SBS from [J. Burstall] regarding monies owing SBS.
Printed 'Hand Book of Ready Reference, Police Duties for Non-Commissioned Officers and Constables of the North-West Mounted Police, Yukon Territory'; hand-written inscription at front of book reads: "Colonel S.B. Steele, C.B.M.V.O. With Compliments of [W.A.?], RNWMP of Canada, Dawson, Yukon, 1904".