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Bruce Peel Special Collections South African War, 1899-1902
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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 Mary E. Steel

Handwritten letter from Mary E. Steele in Wales to Marie explaining she is sending photographs of her family which SBS requested when he visited with them; the letter is dated November 10th, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from George Scott

Handwritten letter to Marie from George Scott of Mount Forest, Ontario thanking her for her letter with enclosed photograph of SBS; the letter is dated April 23rd, 1900.

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

Letter from Marie to George Scott

Handwritten draft letter Marie has written to George Scott of the Ontario Rifles, thanking him for comments he made about SBS and which were published in a letter to the Globe newspaper. The draft letter is dated April 16th, 1900.

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

Letter to Marie from Nellie [Gold]

Handwritten letter to Marie from a friend in Fort Macleod, Nellie [Gold], commenting on SBS's departure for the Boer War; attatched are two photographs and a newsclipping. The letter is dated march 20, 1900.

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

Telegram to Marie Steele, 11 Apr. 1900

A telegram sent to Marie Steele in Montreal from Sam announcing he has landed at Capetown, South Africa and suffered a heavy loss of horses from pneumonia.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence; includes a letter from the War Office, London referencing Steele’s awarding of the South African medal. Handwritten; typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations and decisions made for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. One letter concerns a decision handed down regarding Mr. Joseph Watson Taylor’s claim to a land grant based on his services in South Africa. A letter from Sam Hughes questions Steele about various allegations he has heard about Ketchen. Typewritten

Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught, Prince, 1850-1942

Evans, W. Sanford. The Canadian Contingents and Canadian Imperialism: A Story and a Study. Toronto: The Publishers’ Syndicate, Ltd., 1901.

Evans, W. Sanford. The Canadian Contingents and Canadian Imperialism: A Story and a Study. Toronto: The Publishers’ Syndicate, Ltd., 1901. (inscribed to Col. S.B. Steele, CB, M.V.O. Affectionate regards from C.A. Harwood Jany. 1/04 )

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. Second copy

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; second copy)

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

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.

Steele, Harwood

Seton, Bruce. Elementary Veterinary Manual: For the use of Officers Attending Veterinary Classes. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1895. (signed by S.B.S with name and title)

Seton, Bruce. Elementary Veterinary Manual: For the use of Officers Attending Veterinary Classes. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1895. (signed by S.B.S with name and title)

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

Callwell, C.E. Hints on Reconnaissance in Little Known Countries. Prepared in the Intelligence Division of the War Office. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1890. (Steele’s name and title signed in book by Marie Steele)

Callwell, C.E. Hints on Reconnaissance in Little Known Countries. Prepared in the Intelligence Division of the War Office. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1890. (Steele’s name and title signed in book by Marie Steele)

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

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