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Attached letter from Minnie Macdonell

A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Minnie; Sam forwarded it to Marie to read, and Marie returned Minnie's letter with her letter to Sam dated September 17th, 1907. Minnie is writing from 'The Barracks, Macleod' to SBS at Ca;gary.

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Flora Steele, amnd sent with Marie Steele's letter of the same date. Flora discusses friends and recent activities, including a visit with Dr. Helen Macdonald to talk about Scottish heroine, Flora Macdonald.

Steele, Flora

Letter to SBS from Flora Steele

Attached letter to SBS from Flora Steele sent in a letter from Marie Steele, dated August 9th, 1907. Flora writes about the "machine" for her teeth that arrived from the U.S.A. and will be put on her teeth by her Uncle; she also describes a recent family visit to Dominion Park.

Steele, Flora

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter to SBS from Flora Steele, and sent with Marie's letter of August 15th, 1907. Flora talks about the pain her teeth are causing her, books she is reading or interested in reading, and social visits she has made.

Steele, Flora

Attached letter from Maggie Currie

A handwritten letter from Maggie Currie in Coldwater, Ontario to SBS, dated August 21st and enclosed with Marie's letter to Sam dated August 25th, 1907. She is writing about "Uncle John".

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

Letter to Sam Steele, 10 Sep. 1907

Handwritten letter from Marie in Montreal to Sam in Calgary, dated September 10th, 1907. Marie explains to Sam her business dealings with "Morgan's" and problems in purchasing furniture on a down payment system.

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

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 05 Jan 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Clagary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora wishes her father a happy birthday, and describes the visiting she and her mother are doing in Calgary. She mentions Captain and Mrs. Mackie who just left Calgary for Edmonton. 2pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 29 Jan 1909

Handwritten letter and envelope from Flora Steele in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general topics, and asks her father to please write all he can remember of his own family, so Flora can include it in the memoir she is writing of her life. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 07 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora tells her father that her mother is ill, and goes on to request further information about Sam's descendents for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [12] Feb 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general activities in Calgary, the snubbing of her mother and aunt in the local 'social happenings' reporting; and many detailed questions about the Steele genealogy for her own planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [Feb] 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her activities, her correspondence, and continues to request information about her father's family for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 21 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her mother's hosted monthly tea; the visit of Captain and Mrs. Mackie, and asks her father further questions about his family and their stories for inclusion in her own memoir. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 27 Feb 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her activities in Calgary, comments on family members she has received letters from, and thanks her father for his sending "pedigree, ancecdotes, etc" her way for inclusion in her planned memoir. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 12 Mar 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her activities in Calgary, books and movies she had read and seen, and discusses further her interest in the Steele family, etc. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 26 Mar 1909

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora quotes clippings that mention Sam Steele, writes about her activities, people she has heard from, and asks her father further questions about his family and experiences for her planned memoir. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 04 Apr 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora has further questions about her father's ancestors, and also asks Sam to recount any of the songs he sang to her and her siblings when they were young; includes general information about her life in Calgary. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, [23] May 1909

Handwritten letter form Flora in Calgary to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about general matters, and comments on the discraceful Judge [James Wilberforce] Longley, and asks her father for clippings from the Winnipeg Gazette. 3pp. Attached is a letter fragment written to SBS from [Flora]; only a few sentences extant with no date provided. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 29 Jun 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Calgary to her father in [Winnipeg]. Flora describes their new neighbours, and discusses a musical concert they attended. She comments on points her father has written in his letters to her, and discusses generally her activities in Calgary. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 02 Aug 1907

Handwritten letter to SBS in Calgary from Flora in Montreal. She talks about plans for celebrating Gertrude's birthday, and plans for attending St. Urban's School in the fall. A handwritten note at the end of the letter appears to be a note Flora added several years later.

Steele, Flora

Daily Diary, Personal - 1907

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries London to Calgary Two loose items placed in folder behind diary; list of payments

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

Daily Diary, Personal - 1908, 1909

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries Printed information at front of diary Diary entries at the top of page are dated 1908; entires on the bottom of the page are from 1909.

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

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1904

Daily journal; hand-written entries; appears to now be farming and ranching Inscribed in front with name, address and memoranda [Calgary] region Cast accounts record at front and back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Standing orders of J.K. Oswald, 1885 Expedition: Steel's Scouts

Pocket-style leather memo book; hand-written entries, inscribed: "Throughout - I organized the Cavlary along with SBS 11 6 94"

Consists of hand-written standing orders for Steele's Scouts; dictated memo from [G.H.] Dale, Brigade Major, and a post-script which reads: "In compliance with your request [Steele's] - I send you all these Memo books. They recall old times but little else, except a heartfelt God bless you & may we be together when the Trumpet calls - Yours ever, J.K. Oswald 11 6 94".

A nominal troop roll is recorded at the back of the book.

Oswald, J.K.

Letter from Flora Steele to Marie Steele and SBS, 29 Apr 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. She writes about looking forward to returning to Calgary, wanting to learn to shoot once she's home, and trying her best at arithmetic (with her "arithmeticless head!"), etc. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to Marie Steele and SBS, 03 May 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her parents in Calgary. Flora writes about relatives, her excitement at coming home for the summer, the possibility of horseback riding once she is home, and wishes her mother a happy birthday. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to Marie Steele, 26 Aug 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele in Winnipeg to her mother in Calgary. Flora describes her train trip to Winnipeg, her father meeting her at the station, and then describes the sightseeing, shopping, and visiting she is doing in Winnipeg. 8 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to Marie Steele, 04 Oct 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Montreal to her mother in Calgary. Flora writes about her time away from school in Montreal while at her Uncle Frank Harwood's home, visiting friends, and also discusses her father's travel back to Alberta. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to Marie Steele, 17 Dec 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele in Ottawa to her mother in Calgary. Flora describes her visit in Ottawa where she is touring the sights with her cousin (Jope), visiting family members, and being shown the Ottawa Library by Mrs. Lampman, widoe of the poet Archibald Lampman. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

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