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General Correspondence - 1918, 1969

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, copies of letters written by SBS to C.A. Harwood, Hector McInnes: and Major General J.W. Carson; several copies of each letter; includes explanatory notes written by Harwood Steele (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 06 Mar 1916

A handwritten letter from Harwood Steele to his father, SBS in Shorncliffe, England. Harwood is writing to ask if his father might be able to secure a Commission with the Canadians for his friend [Neish]. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 18 Mar 1916

A handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe. The letter, a response to one received from his father, discusses the "Carson" situation, and describes his commanders in France, and his own situation. 3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 28 Mar 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe. Harwood discusses a paymaster vacancy for [Neish]; his week in the trenches, and the fact that Major Jarvis was nearly killed when an explosive landed near him. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 21 Apr 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes about Major Jarvis; the unliklihood of his going to a Brigade; General Ketchen and his 'rough time'; the rumor of a fourth Division; and his upcoming leave, etc. 4 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 13 Jun 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood discusses his activities in France; General Turner's decision to delay H's leave; the Russian's success; and 'K's loss', etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 29 Aug 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. In his letter, Harwood discusses the reason for his course application being turned down, and his belief that he will be transferred to General Ketchen's Brigade; etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 07 Sep 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood explains in this letter that he has been transferred to General Ketchen's brigade: "attached for the purpose of learning the duties of a Staff Captain". 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 16 Dec 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes that he thinks it is quite likely that he will soon be attached to a battalion in order to gain trench experience, and wants Sam to let Marie know about this possibility. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 26 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter form Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. In the letter, Harwood discusses his improved health; General [Ketchen's] recent promotion; the attacks on Sir Douglas Haig; etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 15 Oct 1915

Handwritten letter from Harwood "somewhere in France" to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes about recent staff promotions and the passing over of a promotion for Major Jarvis. He also asks his father to try and find a place in paymastership for his friend Bill Neish. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 16 Nov 1915

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele "somewhere in France" to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. He writes about his work, his admiration of SBS's training plan to send soldiers to France for a fortnight's experience in the trenches, and general matters. 4 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 02 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele with the 27th Battalion in France writing to SBS in England. Harwood would like to get back to England, if only for Leave, and expects his battalion will soon be in the trenches. 2 sheets.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 19 Sep 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS in England. Harwood comments on Sam's visit with Rev. R. Stewart Patterson, discusses staff courses, and talks about conscription in Canada, etc. 3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Documents separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Papers in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence largely sent from SBS to Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning Canadian military command, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Perley, George Halsey, Sir

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.

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Part of a document entitled “System of Training of Canadian Troops in England” issued by SBS, probably for a conference with General Carson; includes an explanatory note from Harwood Steele, 1969. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1916

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection reports and related correspondence and schedules for inspections conducted during June, 1916. Includes inspections of the Canadian Training Division at Shorncliffe; the 92nd Highland Battalion, the 90th, 95th, 99th and 83rd Battalions. Includes a explanatory note about the material from Harwood Steele, (photocopy) ca. 1969 Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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.

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