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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

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 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 Secretary, Toronto I.O.D.E.

Handwritten letter from the secretary (Caroline Margaret Land) of the Toronto I.O.D.E. asking Marie to join the Order and take part in their work (caring for the Canadian soldier) in South Africa; the letter is dated June 10th, 1902. Attached with the letter is a listing of the Executive members of the Imperial Order of the Empire and the Children of the Empire, as well as an issue of their newsletter "Echoes" (June 1st, 1902).

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

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 [Eliot] Hardy

Handwritten letter to Marie from Ethel Hardy of Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa, thanking the Steele's for the photographs sent them and wishing the family well as they depart from South Africa. The letter is dated September 27th, 1906.

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, sharing her news and hoping their 'long voyage' went well; the letter is dated December 4th, [1902].

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

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.

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 [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 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

South African Goldfields - Map

Two hand-drawn map sheets drawn on the back of a memo form Showing Goldfields, roads, and names of Chiefs and their locations.

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

Boer War Intelligence Map

A Boer War intelligence map for the Lydenburg District detaililng Boer Commando positions at Machadodorp; hand-drawn and labelled.

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

Letter - S.B.Steele

A handwritten letter from SBS to the G.O.C. 3rd Mounted Brigade, reporting on, and requesting a decision with regard to an incident involving two of his Lieutenants (Kirkpatrick and Tobin). 2 pp.

The letter is not Steele's handwriting, although the signature is his.

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

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

Report - A.M.Jarvis

Handwritten letter from Major A.M.Jarvis to SBS commenting on the correspondence received with respect to Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin, re: gold theft. 2 pp.

Jarvis, A.M.

Report - Guy H. Kirkpatrick

Handwritten letter from Lieutenant Guy H. Kirkpatrick to SBS , further to the letters of Major Jarvis and Mr. Schmidt regarding gold thefts.

Kirkpatrick, Guy H. , Lietenant

Report - C. Schmidt

Handwritten letter from C. Schmidt to SBS commenting on the stand taken by Lieutenants Kirkpatrick and Tobin. 2 pp.

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

Report - H.S. Tobin

Handwritten report from Lieutenant Henry.S. Tobin reporting from Ross Hill Camp, re: gold thefts; 3 pp.

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

Payment note to Major A.E. Snyder

Handwritten note by H.D.B. Ketchen noting payment made to Major A.E. Snyder for purchase of leather case for carrying Squadron books up country; pencilled notation on verso

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Invoice/supplies list

A handwritten note with supplies listed; no name on memo and some pencilled notes (numbers) on verso

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 Correspondence – Incoming

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; various matters including a letter from the Mayor of Cambellton, New Brunswick presenting Lord Strathcona's Horse contingent with a flag prior to their departure for South Africa.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence: Scandal - Incoming

Correspondence related to disputing reports that SBS had behaved inappropriately at a banquet given by Lord Strathcona in London on the return of the Regiment from South Africa. References are also made to a book by W.T.R. Preston and his depiction of the banquet event.

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; includes continued general correspondence and memoranda around medal disbursements, final payments, death reports, discharge papers, and tying up loose ends.

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. There are also letters from Minister F.W. Borden discussing his son's grave site in South Africa.

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, insurance claims, and death reports for men killed while serving with LSH during the Boer War. Included are two detailed letters went to the mother of a young man (Douglas Brayfield) killed during the war.

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, discharge papers and tying up of loose ends.

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

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 / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes plans for honouring the Corps in England (with medals, processions, special programs, etc.) and general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a hand-written memo from Steele.

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 copies of the telegram sent from the Military Secretary representing Lord Kitchener on the day Lord Strathcona's Horse embarked for home.

Kitchener, Horatio, Lord Kitchener, 1850-1916

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

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

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