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General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Includes a letter from the South African Club, notifying Steele he is their honorary president; a letter from John A. McDougall, Mayor of Edmonton; a letter from R. Belcher; and others. Handwritten; typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

Business Interests: Legal Matters - Power of Attorney - Property purchase

Power of Attorney forms, including one from SBS appointing his brother James Band Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; one from Marie Steele, with envelope, appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; and a third from Antoine Chartier de Lotbiniere Harwood appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate in Edmonton. Covering correspondence is included with the forms.

Included is a map of Edmonton, Alberta showing the undivided portion of Hudson's Bay Co's Reserve, n.d. (2008.1.1.7.3) Map Drawer 1 Map is later than correspondence, so must have been added to the file at a later date.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes inquiries about military positions and a memo related to the organization of an Infantry Regiment at Edmonton. 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 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

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 13; includes a letter to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, and more information about the proposed Infantry Regiment at Edmonton. Typewritten

Oliver, Frank

Manuscript written by Major Peter Anderson describing his escape from a German prisoner of war camp and sent to SBS

A 47 page typewritten manuscript titled: "The Facts About My Escape From Military Prison at Bischofswerda, Saxony, Germany". The manuscript is enclosed in a paper cover, and on the inside cover is written: "To Major General S.B. Steele C.B. M.V.O. with my compliments from P. Anderson Major 101 Regiment Edmonton Fusiliers, Alberta, Canada". The memoir tells of Anderson's escape from the German military prison, and his eventual arrival in England after travelling incognito through Germany and across the Danish border.

Anderson, Peter, 1868-1945

Letter to Marie from Antoine Harwood

Handwritten letter to Marie from her brother Antoine, describing a singing festival he performed at in Edmonton and enclosing a news clipping about the event. The letter is dated May 7th, 1909.

Harwood, Antoine Gaspard Chartier

Letter to Marie from Mathilda Harwood

Handwritten letter to Marie from her sister-in-law, Tilsie (married to Antoine), sharing family news and providing details on the singing concert Antoine ('Toreador') won at a music festival in Edmonton. The letter is dated May 10th, 1909.

Harwood, Mathilda Constantis Norgarb

Letter to Marie from Mathilde Harwood

Handwritten letter to Marie from her sister-in-law Mathilde Harwood (Tilsey/Tilsie) speaking of music (a March) she has written and sending to Marie; the letter is written from Edmonton and dated August 4th, 1916.

Harwood, Mathilda Constantis Norgarb