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General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Belcher, and a letter form Harold M. Daly reassuring SBS that he would support him over the 'scandalous report' criculating about the SAC [banquet]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Belcher, Robert

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; received by Steele while living in Kensington, London, England. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Letters sent to Sam Steele upon his return to England from the Boer War in South Africa; includes invitations, general congratulatory notes; and many inquiries from families of men enlisted in the Boer War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Correspondence - Individuals: Roger Pocock, 1905-1915

Correspondence – Individuals: Roger Pocock Correspondence with Roger Pocock, largely incoming, although includes SBS’s article he wrote, entitled: “Conduct of Irregular Horse” for Pocock’s book: The Frontiersman’s Pocketbook; many of the letters are written on Legion of Frontiersman letterhead, and includes early letters regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and a printed brochure about this organization. The 1910 letter discusses Steele’s book, and goes into detail about Roger’s view of politics, the boy scouts, theatre, his lecture tour, etc. The 1914-1915 letters discuss the war, Steele and Pocock’s roles in the war, and Pocock’s comments about Harwood’s writing and the publication of his first book of poetry. Handwritten; Typewritten

Pocock, Roger

Ketchen to SBS: 16 Feb 1918

A handwritten letter with envelope from H.D.B Ketchen in France writing to SBS in Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen sends his regrets that Sam is giving up his military command and returning to Canada, and discusses further his own position in the military, and the possibility he may be sent ot England.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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

Lord Strathcona's Luncheon admittance card

A printed card for "Strathcona's Horse" for admittance to Lord Strathcona's Luncheon, February 22nd, 1901 at the Royal Palace Hotel in Kensington. On the back of the card the date is printed and another word [Miss?].

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training and course planning. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training and course planning; includes three copies of a published report regarding the inspecting of Training Depots and Schools of Instruction. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Copies of correspondence and memoranda related to troop training sent to Brigadier-General J.C. MacDougall from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. Typewritten

MacDougall, James Charles, Brigadier-General

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, Colonel Rogers, the Mayor of Salisbury, and others. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele and General J.W. Carson; also includes Conference record minutes related specifically to reinforcements. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, General Sam Hughes; also includes correspondence with Lady Strathcona [Lord Strathcona's daughter], re: her financing of Canadian reinforcements. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; includes correspondence with community representatives, and discussions about prostitution, medical care, and venereal disease statistics. Typewritten; handwritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Veterinary Services - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Veterinary Services - General Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England and the Director, Veterinary Services and Remounts, Canadian Contingents. The correspondence discusses forage for horses, as well as a telegram regarding meeting a ship bringing horses, and dispatching these horses where needed. A hand-written explanatory note is provided by Harwood Steele. Typewritten; handwritten

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

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence Correspondence sent in response to Steele’s knighthood conferred upon him in the King’s honours list for 1918: “Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George”. Includes a copy of the order notification; and many letters and telegrams congratulating him on this honour. Typewritten; handwritten

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

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence Correspondence sent in response to Steele’s knighthood conferred upon him in the King’s honours list for 1918: “Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George”. Includes many letters and copies of Steele’s response to correspondence received. Typewritten; handwritten

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

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence

Knighthood Congratulatory Notes and Correspondence Correspondence sent in response to Steele’s knighthood conferred upon him in the King’s honours list for 1918: “Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George”. Includes many letters and copies of Steele’s response to correspondence received. Typewritten; handwritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Correspondence from SBS to Sir Sam Hughes, in response to a conference held by Hughes at the Ritz Hotel, London. Includes Steele’s remarks and recommendations relative to the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England, and a memorandum regarding ‘reorganization in England’. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot – l Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence concerns criticisms of the Canadian Engineering Training Deport in England, and Steele’s suggestions to General Carson for strengthening the Depot. Includes correspondence with Brigadier-General Bethune Lindsay and others; some of the correspondence is marked private and confidential. Typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Documents titled: “Memorandum of Matters for Discussion with Sir George Perley” (2 copies); Recommendations in Regard to the Re-Organization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force...” and one letter to SBS from J. Byng, re: Sir George Perley. Handwritten; typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Sub-Militia Council

2nd Canadian Division – Sub Militia Council (established in 1916 by Sam Hughes): Initial organization plans and related correspondence and meeting agendas and documents. Typewritten.

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

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: Canadian Engineers Training Depot – l Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence concerns criticisms of the Canadian Engineering Training Deport in England, and Steele’s suggestions to General Carson for strengthening the Depot and his disagreement with criticisms made by Brigadier-General Bethune Lindsay. Typewritten

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

Canadian Training Division: France Visit - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: France Visit – Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. Includes correspondence in preparation for Steele’s visit to the British General Headquarters and the French Front in early June, 1917. Handwritten; Typewritten

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

Canadian Training Division: France Visit - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: France Visit – Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. Includes correspondence and related reports concerning Steele’s visit to the French Front, June 8th-14th, 1917. Notes accompanying the report are provided by Harwood Steele. Note: Two maps removed from file and placed in map box. (2008.1.3.3.5.4; 130-12) Hand-written; Typewritten

Steele, Harwood

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training; included are two copies of a published extract from “Notes on the Minor Tactics of Trench Warfare”. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training including musketry courses, and officer training. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

2nd Canadian Division - Discipline Reports - 1915

2nd Canadian Division – Discipline Reports Investigative reports and related correspondence regarding discipline investigations for Shorncliffe troops; many of the investigations revolve around reports of excessive drinking; includes a transcript of a meeting regarding ‘matters connected with the Department of Supplies and Transport, Shorncliffe'. Typewritten

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

Canadian Army Medical Services Reports

Canadian Army Medical Service Reports Interim Report of Surgeon General G.C. Jones, Director Medical Services, Canadians in reply to the Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service by Colonel Herbert A. Bruce, Special Inspector General, Medical Services, Canadian Expeditionary Force. 61 pages. Includes explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten; handwritten

Steele, Harwood

French and Belgian Troop Reports

French and Belgian Troop Reports Reports on campaign operations in France and Belgium sent to SBS for his information; includes information on the Battles of St Eloi, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge; includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

French Troops - Notes/Reports

French Troops – Notes/Reports General Steele’s notes on the French Methods of Defence at Verdun. Handwritten; 4 pp.

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

Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Reports and related correspondence concerning the Ross Rifle and its application in the battlefield. Typewritten; handwritten

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

Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Copies of Ross Rifle reports sent to SBS and forwarded to General Carson and Sam Hughes. Includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1974]. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Printed Matter: Ephemera - Field Cashier Booklet

Field Cashier Account Booklet for the 2nd Canadian Division with the Bank of Montreal , Waterloo Place, London England. Written on the cover is "Major Genl S.B. Steele" and the word [summer]. One entry dated June 16th is recorded in the booklet.

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

Standing Orders for the Shorncliffe Garrison

Standing Orders for the Shorncliffe Garrison 1912. Reprinted with Amendments, 1915. GOC written on cover and inside booklet is a calling card for Major-General H.de.Brett and written on card is “with many thanks & compls”.

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

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