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Pocock Scrapbook (1901 - 1903)

Pocock's 1901-1903 scrapbook consisting of graphic and textual material related to his travels, publications, and involvement in the Boer War.

Scrapbook contains:
Photographs of Pocock's family, White Fraser's Troop in Strathcona's (some people in photo identified), and scenes and people of the Boer War.
Watercolour paintings of soldier from Boer War, seascapes, interior and exterior views of boats, landscape of camp during Boer War, and various portraits.
Maps of Egypt and South Africa.
Clippings of Lena Ashwell's plays and performances, Lena Ashwell's obituary, the Duke of Cornwall's visit to Canada, and various articles related to Pocock's interests. Also includes clippings of stories and articles written by Pocock including "The Cargador", "Sundered Hearts", and "The Trail of Red Macleod".
Brochure published by Pocock's father.
Imprint cuttings of New Orleans; cathedrals and buildings in Pouen, Teneriffe and other parts of Spain; Durban; South Africa; Zuzuland; Cape Town; and other regions of Africa.
Letters to and from Pocock, including one from A.J. Dawson, journalist and author.
Diary entries for the years 1901-1903 about his travels.
Certificate of discharge as Assistant Steward from the Ship, "Rossall" (1901).
Ephemera such as railway tickets, permission ships, travelling pass, list of men taking discharge in April 1902.

Pocock, Roger

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Telegrams and letters, as above; queries about Steele’s possible service in South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1900

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries with entries related to the Canadian Mounted Rifles and Lord Strathcona's Horse

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary, addrresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary; addresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1906

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook One separate item from diary placed behind diary in file, re: Proposed Special Constable Posts

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

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 - 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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Feb. - Nov. 1902

Letters to both C.A. Harwood and Mrs. Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing the Police Officers' Pension Bill and Steele, a newsy letter to Steele from White on various matters; a letter to Steele from White acknowledging his request for a further extension on his leave of absence from the NWMP and application for superannuation; further letters from White regarding Steele's retirement and pension allowances; general pension-related correspondence.

Harwood, C.A.

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Memos; applications for duty; reference letters; general matters and a memo from Robert Baden-Powell discussing Lord K[itchener]'s dispatches and transport.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes intelligence messages between the High Commssioner and Admiral; and correspondence with Bank of Montreal representatives who handle financial matters for Lord Strathcona's Horse.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Letters related to horses for mounted infantry in South Africa; a letter from [J.L.] Biggar relating his plans for after the war; a listing of stores for Strathcona's Horse; and a letter from an infantryman transferring to the R.C.A.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a list of the non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Corp under Steele's command and a letter from Minister F.W. Borden acknowledging Steele's request that men from LSH be allowed to join the South African Constabulary.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, medals distribution, discharge papers, and tying up of loose ends.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Corps' Diary - Boer War - 1900-1901

Diary of Lord Strathcona's Corps' Boer War - Colonel S.B. Steele C.B. M.V.O. Commanding (stamped in gold lettering on diary cover) Canada, South Africa, England Double hard-cover binding; type-written entries.

First page entry: "Militia Order No 26 issued for the formation of mounted corps for special service in South Africa, the Regiment to be called Strathcona's Horse in honour of the Right Hon: Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal at whose expense this force is to be raised and equipped.

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

Troop Report notes

Handwritten troop report notes. Includes recorded information about troops and the enlisted men. 3 pp.

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

Memo - S.B. Steele

Handwritten memo from SBS to Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin asking them to read and comment on gold theft reports. 1 pp

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

Letter - Dundonald

A handwritten letter from Lord Dundonald to SBS, discussing the conduct of some of the men of S.B. Steele's regiment, and stressing the importance of orders being carried out. 2 pp.

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

Letters (drafts) from Marie to Mrs. Hilliam and to Meanea Saddlery Co.

Handwritten drafts of letters Marie has written; on one side of the paper to Mrs. Hilliam, and on the other to the Meanea Saddlery Company of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She disscusses with Mrs. Hilliam SBS's request that she come with the family to South Africa, and to Mr. Meanea she discusses a saddle order for her daughter.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing the Pension Bill, and hoping to see Marie before she departs for South Africa; the letter is dated August 8th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from [C. Beckett]

Handwritten letter from [C. Beckett] of the War Office, London, replying to Marie about passages to South Africa. The letter is dated September 10th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Secretary, Toronto I.O.D.E.

Handwritten letter from the secretary (Caroline Margaret Land) of the Toronto I.O.D.E. wishing Marie the best on her journey to South Africa, mentioning the Order's work in S.A. caring for soldiers' graves, and informing Marie that her membership in the I.O.D.E. has been processed. The letter is dated September 29th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Ethel M. Fall

Handwritten letter to Marie from Ethel M. Fall of Kaalfontein, South Africa expressing her sympathy that Marie has been ill, and offering her assistance as the Steele family prepares to leave South Africa; the letter is dated September 21st, 1906.

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

Letter to Marie from Minnie Macdonell

Handwritten letter from Minnie Macdonell in Lethbridge to Marie in Montreal, explaining the small gifts she is sending and wishing she could see the family before they depart for South Africa. The letter is dated August 29th, 1902.

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Letter to Marie from Grace (niece from Orillia)

Handwritten letter from Grace in Vancouver to Marie, discussing her move from Orillia to Vancouver; Grace describes meeting a returning soldier from South Africa (Meschendoff) who had served with SBS in Lord Strathcona's Horse. The letter is dated August 31st, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram

Handwritten letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram in Ottawa, asking Marie to write to the War Office to secure his passage with hers to South Africa; the letter is dated October 1st, 1902.

Bartram, Vivian T.

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