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Bruce Peel Special Collections South African War, 1899-1902
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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 from Flora Steele to SBS, 23 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora comments on her father's letter, mentioning her father's father. She has met a Lord Strathcona's veteran, Mr. John Barry, who served with Sam in South Africa, and she asks about Lord Milner. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

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

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

Letter - Joseph Colmer

Typewritten letter to SBS from Joseph Colmer, Secretary to Lord Strathcona, with attached memo sent to the Bank of Montreal, re: payment to Steele from W. Munro.

Colmer, Joseph, Secretary, Lord Strathcona

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence related to LSH corps and military matters post Boer War; includes plans for establishing a permanent Strathcona Corps in Canada and related correspondence with Lord Strathcona and J. Lyons Biggar; also a letter detailing a planned painting to honor South African War participants.

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

Boer War Affidavit

Boer War Affidavit; includes blank form and completed report by Gideon Petrus Pretonia.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse: Nominal Listing and Information

Copy of correspondence sent to Steele, re: history of LSH and Steele's reply. Includes a list of names and addresses of original officers of Lord Strathcona's Horse in South Africa, 1900-1901. Original letter is retained in Series 2008.1.1.1.2 - Personal/General correspondence.

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

Orillia Grand Patriotic Concert Souvenir Libretto

Small booklet: a Souvenir Libretto for a Grand Patriotic concert held at the Orillia Opera House on Thursday, February 8th, 1900. Included in the text is a contribution entitled "Canada" by Miss Esther Miller, SBS's cousin.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

Lord Strathcona's Luncheon admittance card

A printed card for "Strathcona's Horse" for admittance to Lord Strathcona's Luncheon, February 22nd, 1901 at the Royal Palace Hotel in Kensington. On the back of the card the date is printed and another word [Miss?].

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Imprint page with picture of SBS on one side and two nursing sisters accompanying the Canadian contingent to South Africa

An extract from a printed document, with a picture of SBS in his LSH uniform and text recognizing his appointment to Fourth Class of Victorian Order; included is a quote from SBS responding to the King's speech. On the attached page are two photographs of nursing sisters who accompanied the Canadian contingent to South Africa, Sarah Forbes and Marcella P. Richardson. The caption under their photographs is: "Our Own Angels".

Steele, Richard Elmes ("Dick")

Myers Brothers invoice

Myers Brothers (Cape Town) invoice for badges; on verso is a list of names and notes related to saddles, etc.

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

invoice for groceries

Handwritten list of groceries paid for; no name on memo and pencilled word "cake" on verso

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

Johannesburg-Heidelberg - Printed Map

Printed map of Johannesburg-Heidelberg “Compiled and drawn in Surveyor General’s Office, Pretoria from farm surveys under direction of Major H.M. Jackson R.E.

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

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900.

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900. (The section on Lord Strathcona’s Horse has been annotated by SBS with added figures and words; some loose pages)

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence related to SAC commissions, and a letter from the Acting Military Secretary to His Excellency The Governor General, granting Steele a two month leave of absence, and directions about how to proceed with his charges agains Captain Fall.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence related to SAC commissions; a letter from the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War offering to purchase [comforts] for SAC, Canadian Contingent; a decision regarding Captain Fall; a letter from F.W. Borden; and a Royal Warrant confirming grant of Companion of the Bath (Military Division) to Colonel Steele dated 11 May 1901.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Memos; applications for duty; general matters; includes one letter from Lord Strathcona commenting on the fact that many LSH officers have joined SAC.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Memo; general letters including a reference to SAC men being eligible for land grants in British Columbia and Ontario for service rendered during the war.

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Memo; letters from the Lydenburg region and correspondence concerning a dental practice, a hospital in the Middelburg District, an invention, and other matters.

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

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