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General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell, and two hand-written letters sent from SBS to C.A. Harwood, describing events at Shorncliffe and general military matters, and letters from other friends such as Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes three letters Sam wrote to his brother-in-law discussing his changing role within the First World War command; incoming letters of introduction and reference, and a letter from Louis J. Lipsett, recently appointed Commander of the 3rd Canadian Division, thanking Steele for his letter of congratulations. There is also a letter with two photographs sent to Sam from Major C.B. Strutt. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Bishop Arthur Beliveau of Manitoba; J.B. Mitchell; Lord Dundonald; and other colleagues and family members ; one letter to brother-in-law, dated December 3rd, is marked by H.S. as ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues; a letter Steele sent to C.A. Harwood discussing his military situation (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and a notice of a memorial service planned for Lord Kitchener and others at Folkestone. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from A.C. Macdonell and C. [Donnelly] who both had sons killed in recent battles; letters from other acquaintances and colleagues, including Louis Lipsett, and James Harding, a former A Battery Kingston and NWMP officer who served with SBS; and an interesting letter from A.C. Harwood (Gus), discussing his efforts to get “fair play” for Steele in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes Christmas greetings; letters from colleagues, family and friends wondering about changes to the military leadership; and a letter complete with poem from a woman who sent Steele the very first pair of socks she ever knitted. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former colleagues; letters of thanks for recommendations received; a letter with attached narrative on the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade written by H.D.B. Ketchen; letter from Vivian T. Bartram discussing, among other things, the upcoming Canadian Federal election and correspondence with other family and friends, including a letter written, 1 April, from SBS to C.A. Harwood (and marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and other letters between C.A. Harwood and SBS, and a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald regarding Steele’s treatment by the Canadian Military (includes copies). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, A.M. Jarvis, Ellen Gill, and others; a letter sent to Captain Bennett Goldney with a message for Steele from Queen Alexandra; *also letters sent from SBS to his cousin James B. Clarke, and to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, re: Steele’s treatment by the ‘Canadian Authorities’, ( letters marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of the May 4th letter to A.C. Harwood; a copy of a letter SBS wrote to Colonel Fortescue, Comptroller R NWMP with suggestions about the Police Force and the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters to and from R.J. Gwynne; D.H. McMillan; Robert Johnstone; Hugh Macdonald (both son and grandson of J.A. Macdonald; C.A. Harwood and others; comments on recently imposed conscription in Canada; sympathy acknowledgement; Steele’s recent trip to France, etc.; some French language text; and SBS”s treatment by the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Sam to his brother-in-law Gus (C.A. Harwood), and to his friend Sir Hugh J. Macdonald; and letters received from various family and friends. Included is SBS’s service record and letters written by SBS to protest his planned ‘superannuation’ ; he includes a service record, which is commented on by his son Harwood Steele; also a note from his physician Henry Morris, and other general correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

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

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes many letters from family and friends offering Steele congratulations on his recent knighthood; includes a letter from Prime Minister R.L. Borden; also letters revolving around SBS’s campaign to oppose his forced retirement, and request to remain active in the Canadian Military War campaign. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, re: A *letter from Steele to C.A. Harwood in which he discusses his views on the Canadian Overseas Military force (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of letter attached. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele to H.D.B. Ketchen, further letters of congratulations regarding Steele’s knighthood; and letters from family and friends, many revolving around an effort to overturn Steele’s imposed active military retirement; included also is a letter and information about his publication: “Romanian Songs and Ballads” from R. Stewart Patterson. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; letters from family and friends including C.A. Harwood; information from the British Empire Land Settlement League of which Steele is named a Vice-President; * a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his post-retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s prescription and “Dietary for the Diabetic” instructions for Steele’; and letters from family and friends; includes a letter from Sam to Minnie [Carstairs]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Bessie Borden acknowledging Steele’s letter of sympathy on the death of her husband, Sir Frederick Borden; a letter from brother Jim; two letters from [J.C. MacDougall] visiting in London; a letter of thanks from W.P. Bull, a letter from brother-in-law C.A. Harwood, and other letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

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.