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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 – A private letter from Clifford Sifton; miscellaneous letters; and a wedding invitation (Paris, France). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Sifton, Clifford, Sir, 1861-1929

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1897], 1898

Hand-written letter from Steele at Lake Bennett to the NWMP Comptroller requesting information about whether NWMP members can stake personal mining claims; draft of telegram written by Steele.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

General military correspondence; includes a handwritten letter to Sir Frederick Borden from SBS expressing his concern at being deprived of the rank of brevet Colonel upon appointment to Canada’s Permanent Force. Handwritten; typewritten. Jul 1907

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence including an offer from Captain George S. Beer of the South African Constabulary to enlist men there, and bring them to Canada to join the Canadian Army. Hand written, typewritten

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence including requests for appointments, and a letter from F.L. Lessard, Colonel, Adjutant General informing SBS that his requested rank of brevet Colonel “cannot be favourably entertained”. Handwritten; typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence, largely confidential, continues to revolve around SBS’s now imminent retirement, and his handing over command to Major-General G.J. Cuthbert on the first of March 1918. Letters, usually confidential, are sent to colleagues and military personnel, explaining SBS’s situation, and his request that he be allowed to remain in England for three months after his retirement, and not immediately return to Canada. Included is the copy of a Resolution passed by the Folkestone Town Council regretting Steele’s retirement, and wishing him all the best; and copies of SBS’s letters of thanks sent once he accepts the retirement order will not be overturned; included are explanatory notes by Harwood Steele (1968) about some of the correspondence found in the file. Handwritten; typewritten

Bartram, Vivian T.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; a letter from Percy H.N. Lake and Julian H.G. Byng. Handwritten, typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes a letter to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, and more information about the proposed Infantry Regiment at Edmonton. Typewritten

Oliver, Frank

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a letter from SBS written to the Minister of Militia with suggestions on points submitted for discussion; instructions regarding the Opening of Parliament; requests for assistance, etc.

Birdwood, W.R.

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 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

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; a letter from D. Macdonald, The Militia Council regarding inspection work information for the Minister.

Macdonald, D.A.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence; includes a letter from the War Office, London referencing Steele’s awarding of the South African medal. Handwritten; typewritten

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; a letter from the Department of Militia and Defence informing SBS that he has been granted a further extension of service beyond the age limit for his rank.

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 with Colonel Sam Hughes and his office, re: various matters; etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 Government House, Ottawa re: Strathcona Trust meeting and a letter from S. Upton Prior discussing military regiments. Handwritten; typewritten

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; private correspondence with the Department of Militia and Defence regarding the organization of new cavalry regiments in Western Canada.

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; private correspondence with Colonel Sam Hughes office regarding Officers for the Manoeuvres in Europe.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence regarding cadet camp; a letter from Colonel Sam Hughes stating that Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be made separate Divisions; and a letter from SBS to Hughes recommending Captain John Godson for a position of District Staff Adjutant, Military District No. 11. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Correspondence inviting General Steele to support the Win the War conventions planned for Canada, and his acceptance of this request, and campaign to promote the conventions.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir