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General Correspondence - 1892

General Correspondence – Includes a letter of apology from L.W. Herchmer, re: remarks about SBS and Mrs. Steele. Handwritten.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

General Correspondence - 1898

General Correspondence – From friends and family including H.B. Runnall, H. Oliver, cousin Esther Miller, J. [Acten], etc. Handwritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

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

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues and friends such as: [H.?] Irving; A.L. Haydon; R.J. Gwynne; E.B. Edwards; Hugh Davidson; E.G. (Teddy)Rundle; and others. Handwritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from A.W. Strange. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, discussing Sam's pay and mail delivery to the Yukon; the letter is dated November 22, 1898.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie, re: a Militia Department cheque issued SBS for his pay and outfit as an Officer of the Transvaal Contingent; the letter is dated January 10th, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter to Marie from Fred White, N.W.M.P., informing her that SBS's leave from the police force has been extended one year without pay; the letter is dated May 30th, 1902.

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

Pocock Scrapbook (1885)

Pocock's 1885 scrapbook contains approximately 70 pages, with entries (many dated) in a very legible hand, numerous tipped-in and loosely inserted original drawings, autograph letters, illustrations, and clippings. A few leaves have clippings pasted over manuscript entries.

It is bound in quarter maroon leather and marbled boards, with paper label on the cover (labeled "1885"). A bookplate states "Be Traist" ("Be Faithful", the crest of the Innes Clan).

Entries record important events, which were either personally experienced or gathered first-hand from those directly involved. Shortly after his entry into the N.W.M.P., Pocock was immersed in the official response to the uprisings known as the North West Rebellion of 1885. His 1885 scrapbook conveys the activities related to the military operations, as he had access to direct information. He also records valuable observations of his life as a N.W.M.P. officer. He compiled a list of duty-related statistics (kit prices, N.W.M.P. personnel statistics, expenses, deaths, distance, and important dates with incidents noted), and transcriptions from other sources (including Riel's personal diary). The scrapbook is illustrated with his own pencil and ink sketches and drawings. Included are letters written to his family telling of his experiences with the N.W.M.P. and events relative to the North West uprising, some illustrated with drawings and maps, apparently retrieved for inclusion in the diary books which were to become the source for his planned autobiography. Interspersed throughout the scrapbooks are short stories, poems, and other jottings. Notably this scrapbook contains an early and very faded photograph of Big Bear.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (16 December 1884)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his mother in Ontario. He asks for photographs to be sent from home, with a promise to send some of himself to his family too. He talks about the upcoming Christmas Day plans, his general contentment with his life at the NWMP post, and describes in some detail the task of being on guard duty; a small sketch of the guard room, prison and court is included with the letter.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: supplies list

A handwritten listing of supplies including food and non-food items written on one side of a lined and folded sheet of paper; on verso a line of writing and two numerical figures. The supplies list was possibly created for a NWMP journey/expedition.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (1 March 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his father in Ontario. Roger talks about how he is out of the Quartermaster's Store, and describes his current duties of stable work and prison guarding, etc. He discusses rumors about Riel and a potential rebellion, promising to write more as he learns further details.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: John George Donkin quote and letter fragment

On one side is a handwritten extract from a book written by John George Donkin: "Trooper and Redskin in the North-West, Recollections of life in the North-West Police, Canada 1884-1888" likely describing Roger Pocock's experience with his frostbitten feet. On verso is one page of a crossed through letter, probably sent to Roger Pocock, but re-used for writing the quotation described above.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to sister Ethel (30 March 1886)

A handwritten letter from R.P. to his sister Ethel. Roger talks about a memorial service being held in honour of the anniversary of the Duck Lake Fight as well as a sermon held on the anniversary of the 'panic'. Roger talks of the mail he received, including a revolver; he then goes on to describe the revolver and includes a sketch of it. He also discusses the watercolour paintings he has been working on. Lastly he talks of a new order from his commanding officer that "any man found wearing any article of civilian clothing" has to pay a fine of two dollars. Roger implies that this will lead to a mutiny if enforced.

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (February 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated February 1886. He writes about a party from Regina of new recruits to be added to their troop and about the improvements he has been doing to the camp's recreation room. He also goes over his debts and how his troop bands together to help someone in debt through a raffle system. He closes the letter by writing about the weather in January, the average, high, and low temperatures.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (17 August 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated 17 August 1886. Pocock anticipates that he will go with a party of about 30 men to Battleford on 25 August 1886. Pocock describes four men from Montana who were falsely arrested and have been staying in their camp. He ends the letter with a description and sketches of 'Mexican type' spurs.

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of RCMP officer and woman

Photograph of an RCMP office and a woman embracing each other over a fence. Appears to be a still from an unidentified film. Writing on reverse reads "The Royal Mounted Police "From information received".

Correspondence - Individuals: Father Albert Lacombe, 1889, 1890, 1902-1909

Letters sent to SBS from Father Lacombe, declaring his support of Steele's potential promotion, and general descriptions of his work; includes a hand-written declaration from Father Lacombe on the 6th of January 1890, declaring that Steele is unmarried, and of good character. Handwritten and typewritten documents

Lacombe, Albert, Father

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1890

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Memos and cash accounts maintained at back of diary Separate file of loose items retained

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook filled with memoranda, lists, and draft notes One item removed (see separated materials note)

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1899

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries; describes leaving the Yukon and travelling back to Ontario Memos, cash accounts and addresses maintained at back of diary See file of separated items from diary

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

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1882

Daily journal; hand-written entries Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell Wood Mountain and region Cash accounts and mail received and sent recorded at back of diary

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Diary of Alexander R. Macdonell, 1887

Daily journal; hand-written entries; begins with notations on March 8th: "Our marriage day"; many blank pages and intermittent entries Inscribed in front: A.R. Macdonell, Wood Mountain, April 23, 1877

Macdonell, Alexander R.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence and document s around the inquiry into the ‘compulsory retirement’ of Lt. Col. L.W. Herchmer from the NWMP. Handwritten; typewritten

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

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; includes confidential letters written to and from General J.E.B. Seely, Doctor Howard (Lord Strathcona's son-in-lawm married to Margaret) and others, regarding the command and service of Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment; a letter (with attached copies) sent from SBS to Sir Robert Borden, regarding the Royal North West Mounted Police; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Fred White, Yukon Commissioner James. M. Walsh, A.B. Perry, and William Pearce, Superintendent of Mines; includes a completed Chilkoot Pass duty form and instructions for Steele's transfer to Dawson.

Pearce, William

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jan. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie and others; includes a petition related to establishing a dental association in the Yukon Territory.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1901

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White; one letter informs Steele that he has been granted a further leave of absence from the NWMP in order to serve with the South African Constabulary.

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.

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1908

Correspondence to Steele from Comptroller Fred White discussing NWMP land warrants and pension rights for Superintendent A.R. Macdonnell's widow; also a pension payment notice and letter from NWMP Comptroller Lawrence Fortescue.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1885-1886]

Hand-written note to Comptroller Fred White from Sam Steele, recommending Reverend George Mackay for the position of Chaplain with Steele's Scouts; note from Steele to C.D. Wood of Macleod, Alberta.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1886]

Draft of a seven page hand-written letter from Steele to the NWMP Commissioner in Regina responding to and discussing various comments relayed in earlier correspondence from the Commissioner to Steele.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, Jan. 1889

Hand-written letters from S.B. Steele directed to Northwest Territories Constables and Peace Officers, providing details regarding three men involved with horse theft; seal attached beside Steele's signature.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, [1897], 1898

Hand-written letter from Steele at Lake Bennett to the NWMP Comptroller requesting information about whether NWMP members can stake personal mining claims; draft of telegram written by Steele.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, 1898-1899

Outgoing flimsy copies of letters written bu Superintendent Steele while posted in Dawson City, Yukon; includes some covering explanatory notes by Harwood Steele.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1886

Black leather-bound diary written from Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, and Willow Creek; memoranda at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1888

Black leather-bound pocket diary, hand-written entries from Kootenay Ferry, Kootenay, Fort Macleod. Cash accounts kept at back of diary.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1890

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries; mostly written from Fort Macleod. Memos, cash accounts kept at back of book.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1893

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; very brief entries, largely empty; one cash accounts notation at back of journal.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1893

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos and accounts kept at back of book. One item, a note from D.L. Meetison, was removed and placed behind the diary in the same file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; more of a notebook filled with memoranda and notes. A horse race card was removed from the diary and placed behind it in the same file.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1897

Burgandy leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; memos and cash accounts kept at back of book.

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound daily journal with hand-written entries, written at Dawson, Skagway, and Lake Bennett. A list of letters mailed and accounts register kept at end of journal.

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

Nunker Creek Undercover report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from an underground NWMP officer, Alfred J. Thomas, reporting on claim owners on Hunker Creek defrauding the Dominion Government. 5 pp.

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

Nominal Rolls

Nominal roll of 'E' Division, NWMP, Calgary; black leather note book with covering explanatory note written by Harwood Steele (ca. 1969). Includes a roll of horses of 'E' Division.

Steele, Harwood

Published Report of the Royal NWMP, 1911

Published report of the Royal North West Mounted Police, 1911. Reports and Other Papers Relating to the McPherson-Dawson Police Patrol - Winter 1910-1911 and the Death of Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald and all Members of the Patrol. Printed in Ottawa.

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

Published Report of the Royal NWMP, 1919

Published report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police for the Year Ended September 30, 1919. Printed in Ottawa by Order of Parliament. Pencilled on the back cover of the report is: "[Met] 27 Regina in 1883".

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

NWMP Printed Matter - Miscellaneous

A NWMP Engagement form and Oath of Allegiance for Israel Dix; a front page from "The Canada Gazette" (August 18, 1900); Printed Bill 40: 'An Act respecting pensions to Officers of the North-West Mounted Police' (2 copies); loose printed sheet showing the distribution state of the Force by Divisions; and affidavit of a Mounted Police Pensioner form (5 copies).

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

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