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Bruce Peel Special Collections Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919
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12th Divisional Training Map

12th Divisional Training Map Printed at the Ordinance Survey Office, Southampton, England References parish boundaries, rural districts, urban districts, and municipal boroughs Dimensions: 54 x 73 cm Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile

Map has handwritten signature on it [H.H. Hebden, Captain, D. Co 3 8/R.F.]

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

2nd Canadian Division - Discipline Reports - 1917

2nd Canadian Division – Discipline Reports Investigative reports and related correspondence regarding various discipline matters, re: Shorncliffe troops; many of the concerns revolve around drunkenness among the troops. Typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1914

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Itinerary for a Military District No. 10 Inspection tour by SBS. On an attached note, Harwood Steele notes that the tour was proposed by Major H.D. B. Ketchen of Steele’s staff, whose handwriting appears on it, and H.S. also provides an update on Ketchen’s military career. One sheet. Typewritten with handwritten annotation

Steele, Harwood

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1915

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection report instructions for inspection to be conducted August 4th by the Right-Honourable Mr. Bonar Law, Secretary of State for the Colonies, accompanied by Major-General The Honourable Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1916

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Programme of Inspection itineraries for Lieutenant-General Sir James Wolfe Murray, K.C.B.., Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, and for the visit of Lord Shaughnessy to Shorncliffe. Typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1916

Inspection report for inspection conducted April 18th, 1916 of the 33rd Reserve Batallion from London, Ontario. Report completed by SBS, who was accompanied on Inspection by Brigadier-General J.C. MacDougall and Colonel Smart.

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

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1916

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection reports and related correspondence and schedules for inspections conducted during July, 1916. Includes inspections of the 13th, C.M.R., 104th, 94th, and 101st battalions and a draft for the Royal Canadian Regiment. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1916

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection report for 151st Battalion inspected the 21st of October and correspondence about standard of recruiting in Canada and the concern that recent inspections reveal Battalions not meeting the standard. Typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Inspection Reports - 1917

2nd Canadian Division – Inspection Reports Inspection reports and related correspondence and schedules for inspections conducted by SBS during May, 1917. Inspections primarily conducted for units recently arrived to Shorncliffe from Canada. Typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Correspondence from SBS to Sir Sam Hughes, in response to a conference held by Hughes at the Ritz Hotel, London. Includes Steele’s remarks and recommendations relative to the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England, and a memorandum regarding ‘reorganization in England’. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Correspondence and memoranda regarding the Re-organization of Canadian Expeditionary Forces in England with specific reference to the Shorncliffe command. Typewritten

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

2nd Canadian Division - Reorganization/Conferences

2nd Canadian Division – Reorganization/Conferences Correspondence between SBS and primarily Major General John Walter Carson, as well as copies of memoranda from Headquarters, Canadian Training Division, re: requesting a conference with Carson, and presenting information regarding the Command and administration of the Canadian troops in England. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

2nd Canadian Division - Sub-Militia Council

2nd Canadian Division – Sub Militia Council (established in 1916 by Sam Hughes): Initial organization plans and related correspondence and meeting agendas and documents. Typewritten.

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

3.2.7 Library/Published Materials

There are ten items in this section; the material all refers to the Boer War in South Africa, and was probably collected or referred to by SBS while taking part in the war with Lord Strathcona's Horse

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

Album 1: 1st Canadian Command Depot. Shorncliffe

A ]leather] bound album with gold lettering on front cover which says: 1st Canadian Command Depot. Shorncliffe. Photos. On the inside cover is an added printed inscription which reads: "to Major-Gen. Sir S.B. Steele, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O. With the Compliments of Lieut. Col. A.E. Myalt & Offficers 1st C.C.D. Shorncliffe". In pencil is added March 1918. On the inside back cover is printed: 'Photographs by Lambert Weston, Folkestone'

Lambert Weston Ltd..

An Army Schoolmaster. Guide to Official Letter Writing, Orders, &c. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. Vol. 24. Chatham: Gale and Polden, Brompton Works, 18[86].

An Army Schoolmaster. Guide to Official Letter Writing, Orders, &c. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. Vol. 24. Chatham: Gale and Polden, Brompton Works, 18[86]. (signed ‘S.B. Steele Macleod May/92’ in front of book)

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

Annual Confidential Reports

Annual Confidential Reports Reports for Major W.B. Lindsay and Lieutenant J.W. Lawson of the Royal Canadian Engineers, and for Lieutenant Gordon B. Howard and Major Arthur B. Carey sent to SBS in his capacity as the District Officer Commanding, M.D. No. 10, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Typewritten

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

Attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonell

An attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonel in Dawson, Yukon, re: shared mining claim payment, sent with Marie's letter of February 26th, 1902 (in brackets, it is noted that he is 'Marguerite's husband)

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

Attached letter from Alice H. Farish

A handwritten letter from Alice Farish, Marie's letter, sent to SBS and enclosed with Marie's letter to Sam of January 9th, 1902. Alice is writing from Denver, Colorado and her letter is dated January 3rd, 1902.

Farrish, Alice

Attached letter from A.M. Jarvis

Copy of a typewritten letter written by A.M. Jarvis to J.B. Clarke concerning the claim "The Soldiers Three", and sent to SBS in a letter from Marie dated June 30th, 1901.

Clarke, J.B.

Attached letter from Aunt J.J. to A.M. Jarvis

An attached handwritten letter from A.M. Jarvis's Aunt J.J. Harwood Steele notes that the aunt talks about the fine reputation of Strathcona's Horse, and mentions Lord Dundonal's impending visit. He also says that the aunt's return address of "Charlecote Park" is associated with Shakespeare.

Jarvis, A.M.

Attached letter from Colonel P.W. Worsley

A handwritten letter from Col. P.W. Worsley of Halifax, N.S. sent to SBS requesting assistance in getting his son a position with the South African Constabulary. SBS forwarded the letter to Baden-Powell, who returned the letter along with his own reply to SBS. Marie sent both letters with her letter to SBS of July 18th, 1901.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Flora Steele, amnd sent with Marie Steele's letter of the same date. Flora discusses friends and recent activities, including a visit with Dr. Helen Macdonald to talk about Scottish heroine, Flora Macdonald.

Steele, Flora

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter to SBS from Flora Steele, and sent with Marie's letter of August 15th, 1907. Flora talks about the pain her teeth are causing her, books she is reading or interested in reading, and social visits she has made.

Steele, Flora

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