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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

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

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

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 25 Jul 1915

Handwritten letter from Flora in Lang, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. She and Gertrude are on a visit to Saskatchewan and much of the letter is spent discussing where they will go and who they will visit while travelling about Saskatchewan. 4pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter with envelope from Flora in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora continues to discuss her and Gertrude's travels in Saskatchewan, and comments on the various people they visit or spend time with, and the heat spell they are enduring. 8 pp.

Steele, Flora

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

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

Ketchen to SBS: 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen at Otterpool Camp (Kent, England) to SBS at Shorncliffe. Ketchen is writing to recommend SBS arrange a billet for Colonel Corelli.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: Reverend Canon Ronald Hilton, T. Bland Strange, Bethune Lindsay, and others; as well as a tenancy agreement and proof of Steele’s entry for a “Who’s Who” volume. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from Steele’s brother Godfrey, and other friends and acquaintances, including Bethune Lindsay. Handwritten.

Steele, Godfrey MacNeil

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall reminiscing about the Cypress Hills situation; from J.A. Rattray; from A.C. Macdonell writing from ‘the field’, and from other colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from brother Jim; John McDougall, Mrs. D.W. Davis and others, many thanking Steele for the received copy of his book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter with attached photograph from Lieutenant Eric Smith; and letters from many other friends and colleagues. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

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.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS, including copies of a narrative he wrote outlining his personal “appointment to the command of the 2nd Canadian Division to present date”, referring to Sir George Perley’s appointment of a replacement for his position in England; and letters, often marked ‘confidential’, sent to General John Walter Carson and other individuals discussing his personal situation, the injustice he feels, and his wish to remain in England until the end of the war. Typewritten

Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught, Prince, 1850-1942

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

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 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

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

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

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

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: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence “Memorandum in Regard to the Re-Organization of Training Brigades and Reserve Battalions, Canadian Training Division, Shorncliffe; Showing Brigadiers and Officers Commanding Who Have Served in France, Those Who Have Had Instructional Tours in France and Those Who Have Had No Service in France”. Typewritten

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

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

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1915

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection report instructions for inspection to be conducted September 2nd by His Majesty the King; includes an attached proposed programme of Inspection of Canadian Troops, in the Shorncliffe Command, as prepared by SBS. Typewritten

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

Warwick, F.J. and M.B. Cantar. “First Aid” to the Injured and Sick: An Advanced Ambulance Handbook. 8th ed. Edited by A.C. Tunstall. Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd., 1913.

Warwick, F.J. and M.B. Cantar. “First Aid” to the Injured and Sick: An Advanced Ambulance Handbook. 8th ed. Edited by A.C. Tunstall. Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd., 1913. (signed by S.B.S on title page)

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

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

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

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

Special Garrison Order

Special Garrison Order by Major-General S.B. Steele A Farewell before vacating the Command on the 1st of March 1918 (several copies)

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

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s correspondence; and Steele’s application efforts for Canadian homestead entry, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes Steele’s letters to friends George H. French and J.A. (Jack) Kerr; and letters received from D.H. [Daniel Hunter] McMillan, Clifford Sifton and his brother Arthur, re: pension matters for Steele, [?] Shaughnessy, Ellen Frances Gill (niece), A.M. Jarvis, I. F. Stewart, Hugh J. Macdonald, etc.; includes correspondence with his doctor, and from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; concern expressed about Steele’s lingering illness. Handwritten; Typewritten.

French, George Arthur

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 01 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from Flora in Lang, Saskatchewan to her father at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England. Flora writes about her and Gertrude's stay with friends in Lang and their visit to Regina to see the Parliament buildings, and an outing to the Exhibition, where they say the RCMP musical ride. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

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

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