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Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (2 November 1884)

A handwritten letter from R.P. to his father. Roger is enroute from Ontario to the west, travelling through the United States and then on through Manitoba, stopping at Winnipeg. He describes the scenery he encounters on his trip, and is writing on the eve of reporting for duty to the NWMP fort at Winnipeg.

Pocock, Roger

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from C.A. Harwood concerning business and financial matters,; includes a letter from Mrs. Strickland thanking SBS for his letter of sympathy on the death of her husband,etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former South African colleagues: [D. Roil]and Helen [Ilys]; and a letter from A.C. Macdonell on Militia and Defence Canada stationary. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former colleagues and from family members; and two letters from R. Baden-Powell regarding establishing a Boy Scouts’ committee in Winnipeg. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues and friends such as: [H.?] Irving; A.L. Haydon; R.J. Gwynne; E.B. Edwards; Hugh Davidson; E.G. (Teddy)Rundle; and others. Handwritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – A letter from R. Baden-Powell; from Arthur [Lawley]; and a Havergal College report for Flora Steele, sent to Sam. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from A.W. Strange. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including from: A. Manseau; [? W]Benson; A.W. Strange; [A.E. Christie]; G.A. French; and F.W. Jarvis. Handwritten; Typewritten.

French, George Arthur

Letter to SBS from H.J. Woodside

A two page typed letter sent to SBS in Winnipeg from Henry Joseph Woodside in Ottawa, discussing various matters including writing books and publishing; he attaches a copy of a one paged typed letter he wrote to Robert Baden-Powell.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Robert Baden-Powell written on Boy Scouts Headquarters letter head. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including letters from Louis J. [Lipsett], [? Main]; Fred White; George Cowan, etc. and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

Cowan , George

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele’s brother Jim; from R.J. Gwynne; [? Johnston], re: his extinguisher invention; and other letters from former militia colleagues; includes a letter of reference for R.L.T. Galbraith written by SBS. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; Christmas greetings; an invitation; a letter G. Wainwright, Mrs. J.B. Mitchell, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from a South African colleague, now with the Department of Militia and Defence, E.A.C. Hosmer. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Telegram from H.S. Holt, a memorandum from Walton & Co.; and letter from [Lord Dundonald]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: includes a letter from Hugh Macdonald; correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and a letter from Bishop-elect Arthur Beliveau, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from M.G. Niblett; T. Bland Strange; and others; and a picture postcard sent from England. Handwritten.

Niblett, Mollie Glen

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; and letters from former NWMP (including Z.T.Wood) and South African colleagues; also includes a letter regarding the artist Charles Russell. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” manuscript; a letter from G. Black and other former colleagues; includes a letter from a relative reporting on the state of the Steele family graves. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including Christmas greetings from friends; a letter from Steele to “Jack” [Kerr], etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: primarily related to the securing of personnel for military units and the question of Steele commanding a 2nd Canadian battalion; * includes a letter (dated 18 Nov 1914) from R.B.B. Bennett that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 09 Nov 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora staying at her Uncle Bob's in Monteal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora writes about the visiting she has done, and discusses in more detail her thoughts about the English and attitudes towards Canadians, as well as discussing further the Free Masons, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 13 Jun 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope (addressed to Harwood Steele)from Flora in Winnipeg to her father in England. Flora writes in detail about her social activities, mentioning listening to music on a victrola, and boating on the river, etc. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 02 Jul 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Winnipeg to her father at Shorncliffe Camp in Kent, England. Flora talks about her and Gerrtrude's social activites in Winnipeg; describes being at Camp Sewell for Dominion Day, and talking to former NWMP officers from Macleod: Quartermaster Patterson, and George Casey, and assures her father that she and Gertrude are not worrying their mother. 9 pp.

Steele, Flora

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles"]

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles”; cover is unattached and pages are loose from binding)

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

Letter to Marie from [Jean] Hughes

Handwritten letter from [Jean] Hughes, thanking Marie for her support at a meeting; the letter is postmarked June 7th, 1915 at Winnipeg.

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

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 requests for drill halls in Military District No. 10; an invitation to a military conference, opening of Parliament instructions, a letter from Walter Kitchener, etc. 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 inviting SBS to a “Smoking concert”.

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 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 R. Rogers, re: Drill Halls, and an invitation for SBS to propose a toast of “The Army and Navy”.

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 / 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 around the war in Europe and including volunteers for military service; Commission requests; a request from SBS to Robert Rogers asking that Harwood Steele be taken on with the Department of Naval Affairs; a letter from SBS to Lady Strathcona (Lord Strathcona’s daughter) asking for her help in requesting that Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment be sent to the front; a printed lecture copied to Steele on “Important Points to be Considered by Guides of the Canadian Service Employed in the Present Campaign” by Captain A.C. Garner, Corps of Guides, Canada; memo regarding mobilization, etc. One interesting letter from the Assistant Private Secretary, Militia and Defence Canada, has SBS's terse comment scrolled on the bottom of the letter: "This man is ignorant". Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes letters sent between SBS and Robert Rogers outlining in some detail suggestions for organizing the Canadian Contingents; a telegram and letter from Major Ketchen regarding Harwood Steele and his enlistment; a note from SBS saying he will spend some time in Montreal while awaiting whatever military assignment he should receive, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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

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, Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. A particular focus in these letters is on SBS’s recommendation that a Lt-Colonel I.R. Snider be appointed Command of the 6th Infantry Brigade and the subsequent appointment of someone to this position, and other general matters. 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

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Further correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; includes copies of letters General Steele sends to others, and his response to a criticism directed to him from a Calgary lawyer and politician, Clifford B. Reilly. Recipients of Steele’s letters include: William Perkins Bull, Colonel Chas. A. Smart, Sir Robert Borden, George Hope Johnston, Premier T.C. Norris and others.

Bartram, Vivian T.

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