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Letter from Harwood Steele (20 July 1928)

Letter from Harwood Steele to Pocock dated 20 July 1928 regarding Harwood trying to sell the motion picture rights possibly for his book Spirit of Iron. Harwood also writes about his health and goals.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to Marie Steele and SBS, 22 Nov 1914

A handwritten letter from Harwood at Highfield School in Hamilton, Ontario to his parents; 5 pp. Harwood pleads with his mother to be allowed to go to Montreal (and not Orillia) for Christmas; and talks about his activities, clothing needs, and recent commission to paint a design to bear the "names of old Highfielders gone to the front."

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Tovey, R.E. Revised and Edited by T. Miller Maguire. The Elements of Strategy. The Pall Mall Military Series. 2rd ed. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1906. (signed twice by S.B.S with year, and also twice signed ‘H.E. Steele’ in Marie’s handwriting)

Tovey, R.E. Revised and Edited by T. Miller Maguire. The Elements of Strategy. The Pall Mall Military Series. 2rd ed. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1906. (signed twice by S.B.S with year, and also twice signed ‘H.E. Steele’ in Marie’s handwriting)

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Denison, George T. A History of Cavalry From the Earliest Times: With Lessons for the Future. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913.

Denison, George T. A History of Cavalry From the Earliest Times: With Lessons for the Future. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. (inscribed to Colonel S.B. Steele C.B. “with the compliments of The Author”; Marie Steele has also written both Harwood Steele’s and S.B. Steele’s names in the front of the book)

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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

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Personal Notes - Work and Recommendations while in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command

Typewritten report entitled: "Notes by Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, K.C.M.G., C.M.V.O. on Some of the Work and Recommendations With Which he was Concerned While in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command". Written, ca. after November 1916 when the Canadian Expeditionary Force was re-organized and R.E.W. Turner assumed the command that had been SBS's.

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Ross Rifle Report

Ross Rifle Report Copies of Ross Rifle reports sent to SBS and forwarded to General Carson and Sam Hughes. Includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1974]. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

French and Belgian Troop Reports

French and Belgian Troop Reports Reports on campaign operations in France and Belgium sent to SBS for his information; includes information on the Battles of St Eloi, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge; includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Canadian Army Medical Services Reports

Canadian Army Medical Service Reports Interim Report of Surgeon General G.C. Jones, Director Medical Services, Canadians in reply to the Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service by Colonel Herbert A. Bruce, Special Inspector General, Medical Services, Canadian Expeditionary Force. 61 pages. Includes explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten; handwritten

Steele, Harwood

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

Canadian Training Division: France Visit - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division: France Visit – Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. Includes correspondence and related reports concerning Steele’s visit to the French Front, June 8th-14th, 1917. Notes accompanying the report are provided by Harwood Steele. Note: Two maps removed from file and placed in map box. (2008.1.3.3.5.4; 130-12) Hand-written; Typewritten

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Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; correspondents include Sam Steele, Robert Borden, General Carson, Sir Sam Hughes and civilians. Includes a hand-written explanatory note by Harwood Steele [1969]. Typewritten; handwritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Canadian Training Division: Surplus Attachment - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Surplus Attachment - General Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around the possible attachment of Canadian Officers from the Training Division to Battalions in France for service, instruction, etc. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, Colonel Rogers, General MacDougall, and Headquarters, Canadian Division. A hand-written explanatory note is provided by Harwood Steele. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Part of a document entitled “System of Training of Canadian Troops in England” issued by SBS, probably for a conference with General Carson; includes an explanatory note from Harwood Steele, 1969. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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. The correspondence, largely confidential, continues to revolve around SBS’s now imminent retirement, and his handing over command to Major-General G.J. Cuthbert on the first of March 1918. Letters, usually confidential, are sent to colleagues and military personnel, explaining SBS’s situation, and his request that he be allowed to remain in England for three months after his retirement, and not immediately return to Canada. Included is the copy of a Resolution passed by the Folkestone Town Council regretting Steele’s retirement, and wishing him all the best; and copies of SBS’s letters of thanks sent once he accepts the retirement order will not be overturned; included are explanatory notes by Harwood Steele (1968) about some of the correspondence found in the file. Handwritten; typewritten

Bartram, Vivian T.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Documents separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Papers in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence between SBS, Colonel Fowler, and Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning the command of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Fowler, George William, Lieutenant-Colonel , 1859-1924

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Documents separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Papers in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence largely sent from SBS to Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning Canadian military command, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Perley, George Halsey, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes a letter to SBS from General Colin Mackenzie, with an explanatory note about this letter from H.S.; a lettter from a grieving father, [? Fisher] who had two sons killed in the War thanking the Steele's for their sympathy; letters from R. Rogers and other individuals concerning military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Mackenzie, Colin John, Sir, 1861-1956

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Letters in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; these letters revolve around issues concerning the command of the Lord Strathcona Regiment. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence separated by Harwood Steele, and marked “for use only if necessary”. Letters in this file are ones H.S. felt were sensitive, and separated accordingly. Includes correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; these letters, between SBS, General Lord Brooke, General Carson, and General Turner revolve around issues concerning the fitness of Commander Lt. Colonel J.A.W. Allan of the 20th Battalion, 2nd Canadian Division. Includes explanatory notes from Harwood Steele (1974). Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Borthwick, J. Douglas. Poems and Songs on the South African War. Montreal The Gazette Publishing Co., 1901.

Borthwick, J. Douglas. Poems and Songs on the South African War. Montreal The Gazette Publishing Co., 1901. (inscribed at front from L. Williamson noting pages containing her nephew’s poetry; annotated on these pages as well). Marie Steele has written both S.B. Steele and H.E. Steele at the front of the book.

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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.

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[The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada (Winnipeg Branch)]. Year Book 1919. Winnipeg: The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada, [1920]. (includes an article titled: Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O.” written by Harwood Steele)

[The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada (Winnipeg Branch)]. Year Book 1919. Winnipeg: The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada, [1920]. (includes an article titled: Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O.” written by Harwood Steele)

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May, E.S. Guns and Cavalry: Their Performances in the Past and Their Prospects in the Future. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited., 1896. (signed by S.B.S with name, place (Macleod) and date (1897) and also signed H.E. Steele in Marie’s handwriting)

May, E.S. Guns and Cavalry: Their Performances in the Past and Their Prospects in the Future. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited., 1896. (signed by S.B.S with name, place (Macleod) and date (1897) and also signed H.E. Steele in Marie’s handwriting)

Steele, Harwood

MacDougall, P.L. The Theory of War. 3rd ed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862.

MacDougall, P.L. The Theory of War. 3rd ed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. (signed in front A.C. de Lotbinière Harwood, Lt. Col. A.G. Militia Jan. 1869; an expression in French is included – possibly a quote from Alphonse Lamartine’s Histoire des Girondins; in Marie’s handwriting at front of book is written H. E. Steele, probably passed on to Harwood after Sam’s death)

Harwood, C.A.

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 23 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood with the 27th Canadian Battalion in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood is responding to his father's letters, and discussing his experiences and hope of getting back to England. He has burned, at Sam's request, one of these letters received. 3 sheets and envelope.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 19 Sep 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS in England. Harwood comments on Sam's visit with Rev. R. Stewart Patterson, discusses staff courses, and talks about conscription in Canada, etc. 3 sheets and envelope.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 02 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele with the 27th Battalion in France writing to SBS in England. Harwood would like to get back to England, if only for Leave, and expects his battalion will soon be in the trenches. 2 sheets.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 16 Nov 1915

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele "somewhere in France" to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. He writes about his work, his admiration of SBS's training plan to send soldiers to France for a fortnight's experience in the trenches, and general matters. 4 sheets and envelope.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 15 Oct 1915

Handwritten letter from Harwood "somewhere in France" to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes about recent staff promotions and the passing over of a promotion for Major Jarvis. He also asks his father to try and find a place in paymastership for his friend Bill Neish. 1 sheet and envelope.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 26 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter form Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. In the letter, Harwood discusses his improved health; General [Ketchen's] recent promotion; the attacks on Sir Douglas Haig; etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 16 Dec 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes that he thinks it is quite likely that he will soon be attached to a battalion in order to gain trench experience, and wants Sam to let Marie know about this possibility. 2 sheets and envelope.

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