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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919 Fort Osborne (Man.)
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General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including book order details; house sale details; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and one from a South African friend, [L.P. Hess]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; many concern the sending of troop overseas for the War, and the possibility of Steele being named Commander; includes letters from H.J. Woodside who wrote to authorities to tell them that Steele was two years younger than his official age, hoping this might help in having Sam appointed; includes letters from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Telegram from Harwood Steele to SBS, 08 Feb 1915

A telegram sent from Harwood Steele in Hamilton, Ontario to his father, Sam Steele at Forst Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 8th, 1915. The telegram is around the issue of Harwood wanting to leave school and go to Orilla, Ontario.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 16 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses events her father is involved with in Winnipeg and is looking forward to being with family at Christmas. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 23 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora comments on her father's letter, mentioning her father's father. She has met a Lord Strathcona's veteran, Mr. John Barry, who served with Sam in South Africa, and she asks about Lord Milner. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 01 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele staying at her Uncle Bob's in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora discusses her Uncle Bob's assertion that SBS would have been promoted quicker and further if he had not maried a "colonial". 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 15 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her activities, the books she is reading, and comments on people she has recently met. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 21 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her upcoming trip home for Christmas, the Christmas cards she is sending, and mentions her dental appointments. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 28 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about her upcoming trip home for Christmas, her dentist appointents (her dentist is her Uncle Frank), visits she is planning, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 06 [Dec] 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes that she might visit a cousin in Ottawa enroute to Calgary for Christmas, mentions her Uncle Sam's death, and discusses two recent school exams (and her marks). 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 09 Dec 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about needing money for her train trip home for Christmas and announces her dental appointents will soon be done. 1 pp.

Steele, Flora

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, 09 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora describes her train trip to Montreal, and her hope of seeing her parents at Christmas. 2 pp.

Steele, Flora

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes correspondence regarding troop training and discipline, horse acquisition, appointments requested, and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; letters from Senator [Leverett George DeVeber]; F.W. Borden; R.J. Gwynne; and E.F. Mackie; includes discussion about how the military district command will be assigned. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and individuals R. Baden-Powell, W. Clarke, etc.; re: SAC service record, concerns about Calgary regiment, etc. Handwritten, typewritten

Baden-Powell, Robert

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Port Arthur Canadian Club and a former South African colleague. Handwritten, typewritten

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; includes letters regarding a Challenge Cup for the best shooting Regiment, and a letter from R.J. Gwynne regarding camp grounds, etc. Note: One map removed (Map of Manitoba) and placed in map box. Handwritten, typewritten

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Outgoing

Correspondence from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes a hand-written personal history account, and a typewritten letter to Rogers regarding a shooting competition.

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 the Prime Minister’s Office; from Percy Lake and Frank Ford, re: various matters, including questions about who will command the new squadron of Strathcona Horse when raised. Handwritten, typewritten

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

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 letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and a letter of greetings from Sir [Geoffrey] Barton.

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 hand-written letter from [MD.D.] at the Department of Militia and Defence.

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 of invitation from D.H. McMillan of Government House, Winnipeg.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

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 Percy Lake, re: thanking SBS and congratulating him on the recent camp.

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

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 hand-written letter marked personal from Charles Winter, Department of Militia and Defence.

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 hand-written letter from R.J. Gwynne, Department of Militia and Defence.

Gwynne, R.J.

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; includes a letter to and from Percy Lake, re: Steele’s brevet rank inquiry, and a letter from Edwin McCormick, formerly of Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

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 letters from J. Lyons Biggar, Department of Militia and Defence, and H. Acheson.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

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 regarding dividing the Saskatchewan battalion, and a hand-written letter concerning recruits, etc.

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

Memoranda and 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; includes a letter from SBS to Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, and other correspondence.

Birdwood, W.R.

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 Minister Sam Hughes; correspondence related to the establishment of Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a Permanent Force; and requests for information about Lt-Colonel Rattray, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming

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; includes correspondence from Sam Hughes; House of Commons member George Fowler; R.J. Gwynne; and others on a variety of matters; the rumour that Steele is to be replace by Gwynne is addressed in a letter from [F.L. Lessard] of the Department of Militia and Defence.

Gwynne, R.J.

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; includes correspondence with Sam Hughes, R. Rogers, and a letter regarding the upcoming visit to Winnipeg of the Governor General of Canada.

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 several letters from R.J. Gwynne, reporting on camps and commenting on criticisms that he is exceeding his duties; and a letter from [Aitkin] regarding military squadrons, etc.

Gwynne, R.J.

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; includes hand-written correspondence from R.J. Gwynne; correspondence from to and from Sam Hughes, and others, re: military ranks, cadet camp, etc.

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

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; includes correspondence from Lord Strathcona, re: his honorary appointment with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians; and letters about the proper way to wear cords on military uniforms.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

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; one type-written letter from R.J. Gwynne, re: cadets and other general matters.

Gwynne, R.J.

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 hand-written correspondence from R.J. Gwynne; a letter from R. Rogers, the Governor General’s office, and others, re: various matters including invitations, thanks, and a question of dissatisfaction among the Regina Officers, etc.

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

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; includes correspondence to and from R.J. Gwynne, with SBS questioning reports that Gwynne has stated his dissatisfaction with Steele’s treatment of Saskatchewan officers; letters around the appointment of another officer for the District 10, and changing the District to a Division; the resignation of the Commander of The Cameron Highlanders; and other matters. There is a letter sent to SBS from O.W. Evans who served under Steele with the N.W.M.P. in the Yukon. Handwritten; typewritten

Gwynne, R.J.

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 the Saskatchewan Armoury, a proposed silver cup presentation to the best City Regiment of Infantry attending camp, and a letter from D. McLean, Lt.-Col., Winnipeg Light Infantry 106th Regiment. Handwritten; typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 and a letter from Sam Hughes.

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 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

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; correspondence regarding Sewell Camp; letters from the Minister’s office, and letter of thanks from a chapter of the I.O.D.E., etc. 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; many confidential letters to and from Robert Rogers and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments; Steele’s letter of thanks to J.D. Hazen, M.P. for his assistance in securing Steele’s promotion to Major-General; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

French, George Arthur

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