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Mimeographed Copy of Memo from Comptroller to Hon. Minister in Ottawa

Typed letter dated in Ottawa, March 12, 1889. It is a submission to the Honourable Minister providing documents for consideration in connection with the “liquor question” in the North West Territories. It is signed by Comptroller "F.H."

The memo outlines the documents attached:

  • “Extract from the report of the Commissioner of the N.W. Mounted Police for 1888, as received at Ottawa with marginal notes showing the portions which have been printed and submitted to Parliament. / The attention of the Minister is particularly called to the paragraphs not printed.” (see 2011.002.002)
  • “Extracts from the Annual Report of the Commissioner and other Officers as printed and submitted to Parliament.” (see 2011.002.003)
  • “Copies of Police reports of inspection of Saloons at Calgary on 29th December and 9th January last, by which the Minister will see how impossible it is, under the existing permit system, to exercise efficient control over the sale of liquor.” (see 2011.002.004-006)

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing the Pension Bill, and hoping to see Marie before she departs for South Africa; the letter is dated August 8th, 1902.

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

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

Letter to Marie from F.W. Borden

Typewritten letter to Marie form F.W. Borden, Canada's Minister of Defence, saying he passed on Marie's letter to Col. Fred White of the N.W.M.P. for answer; the letter is dated May 10th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald writing about contact he and others have had with SBS, and talking about his family, etc. The letter is dated Spetember 26th, 1901.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: the extension of SBS's leave from the N.W.M.P.; the letter is dated June 13th, 1901.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: a cheque from the Militia Department; the letter is dated February 25th, 1901.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: answering Marie's question about SBS's pay while with Lord Strathcona's Horse; the letter is dated June 22nd, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: a cheque for travelling expenses; the letter is dated January 17th, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: a Militia Department cheque issued SBS for his pay and outfit as an Officer of the Transvaal Contingent; the letter is dated January 10th, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing hearing from SBS and saying Sam can have either the N.W.M.P. command at Calgary or Fort Macleod; letter is dated September 9th, 1899.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing SBS's upcoming departure from the Yukon, and possibilities for future N.W.M.P. command; letter is dated September 9th, 1899.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Handwritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing a cheque, mail delivery to the Yukon where SBS is stationed, and the fine reputation the police have in the Yukon; letter is dated February 24th, 1899.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing the poor mail service to the Yukon where SBS is stationed; letter is dated February 24th, 1899.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, discussing Sam's pay and mail delivery to the Yukon; the letter is dated November 22, 1898.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing her plans to travel to the Yukon; the leter is dated June 8th, 1898.

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

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten note and official typewritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald of Militia and Defence Canada regarding transport requisitions for the Steele family for their move to Calgary. The letter is dated September 23rd, 1907.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald of Militia and Defence Canada repsonding to Marie's inquiry about help with their move to Calgary; he explains that he had written earlier to help but did not have the Steele's correct address. His letter is written on the back of the original letter Marie wrote to him; the letter is dated August 26th, 1907.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald of Militia and Defence Canada repsonding about how he can provide assistance for the Steele family's upcoming move to Calgary; the letter is dated August 19th, 1907.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Handwritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie offering his congratulations on SBS'spromotion to Full Colonel in the Canadian Militia. The letter is dated August 14th, 1907.

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

Letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald

Handwritten letter to Marie from D.A. Macdonald of Militia and Defence Canada repsonding about how he can provide assistance for the Steele family's upcoming move to Calgary; the letter is dated August 8th, 1907.

Macdonald, D.A.

Letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram

Handwritten letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram in Ottawa, asking Marie to write to the War Office to secure his passage with hers to South Africa; the letter is dated October 1st, 1902.

Bartram, Vivian T.

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

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

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

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

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; 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 / 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; 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

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 D. Macdonald, The Militia Council regarding inspection work information for the Minister.

Macdonald, D.A.

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 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 / 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 / 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

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

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 / 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

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

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 / 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

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