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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 06 Mar 1916

A handwritten letter from Harwood Steele to his father, SBS in Shorncliffe, England. Harwood is writing to ask if his father might be able to secure a Commission with the Canadians for his friend [Neish]. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 15 Aug 1909

Handwritten letter from Flora in Winnipeg to her father in Fort William, Ontario. Flora talks about spending time with Mrs. Ketchen, and sends a message to Captain Ketchen about the baby; and discusses general topics including drawing a four leaf clover at the end of her letter. 4 pp.

Steele, Flora

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 26 Jun 1910

Handwritten letter from Flora in Winnipeg to her father at Camp Sewell, Manitoba. Flora talks about the visits and visitors they have enjoyed; mentions that all now have cameras, and her father should tell Captain Ketchen that Gertrude took a photograph of Allastair (Ketchen's son); Flora writes about general activities at home in Winnipeg. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Clarke, Seymour. A Sketch of The Waterloo Campaign: A Short Tactical Study for Young Officers: To Which is Added The Duke of Wellington’s Despatch. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1903.

Clarke, Seymour. A Sketch of The Waterloo Campaign: A Short Tactical Study for Young Officers: To Which is Added The Duke of Wellington’s Despatch. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1903.

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

Creasy, Edward. Some Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo. London: Blackie and Son Limited. [1913]. (abridged version of The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851); inscribed on front inside page: ‘To my darling Sam knowing how fond you are of Battles, Maye. Xmas 1914.’)

Creasy, Edward. Some Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo. London: Blackie and Son Limited. [1913]. (abridged version of The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851); inscribed on front inside page: ‘To my darling Sam knowing how fond you are of Battles, Maye. Xmas 1914.’)

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

Fortescue, J.W. British Campaigns in Flanders 1690-1794: Being Extracts from “A History of the British Army”. London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1918. (S.B. Steele written in Marie’s handwriting at front of book)

Fortescue, J.W. British Campaigns in Flanders 1690-1794: Being Extracts from “A History of the British Army”. London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1918. (S.B. Steele written in Marie’s handwriting at front of book)

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

Griffiths, F.A. The Artillerist’s Manual and British Soldier’s Compendium. 8th ed. London: Published by Authority, 1859. (signed twice at front of book by G.A. French with [title], place (Quebec) and date (22/8/70))

Griffiths, F.A. The Artillerist’s Manual and British Soldier’s Compendium. 8th ed. London: Published by Authority, 1859. (signed twice at front of book by G.A. French with [title], place (Quebec) and date (22/8/70))

French, George Arthur

Hart, H.G. The New Annual Army List, and Militia List Exhibiting the Rank, Standing, and Various Services of Every Regimental Officer in the Army Serving on Full Pay. London: John Murray, 1862.

Hart, H.G. The New Annual Army List, and Militia List Exhibiting the Rank, Standing, and Various Services of Every Regimental Officer in the Army Serving on Full Pay. London: John Murray, 1862. (binding spine is unattached from book)

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

Henderson, G.F. R. The Campaign of Fredericksburg: Nov. – Dec., 1862: A Tactical Study for Officers. 3rd ed. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., [1892].

Henderson, G.F. R. The Campaign of Fredericksburg: Nov. – Dec., 1862: A Tactical Study for Officers. 3rd ed. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., [1892]. (signed by S.B.S. with ‘Macleod’ added under name; ‘S.B. Steele written in front of book by Marie Steele)

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

Henry, Lucien E. Napoleon's War Maxims. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., ca. 1899. (‘S.B. Steele’ signed on front blank by Marie Steele and ‘S.B. Steele and the date (1906) signed on title page by SBS)

Henry, Lucien E. Napoleon's War Maxims. London: Gale & Polden Ltd., ca. 1899. (‘S.B. Steele’ signed on front blank by Marie Steele and ‘S.B. Steele and the date (1906) signed on title page by SBS)

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

Johnston, Arthur. Myths and Facts of the American Revolution: A Commentary on United States History as it is Written. Toronto: William Briggs, 1908.

Johnston, Arthur. Myths and Facts of the American Revolution: A Commentary on United States History as it is Written. Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. (signed twice by SBS and dated 1st Jan. 1910; also signed S.B. Steele in front of book by Marie Steele)

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

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.

Maguire, T. Miller. The British Army Under Wellington 1813-1814: A Summary. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1907.

Maguire, T. Miller. The British Army Under Wellington 1813-1814: A Summary. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1907. (SBS has twice signed his name and title (D.O.C. Mil Dist 10) in front of book, and Marie has written SBS’s name on the title page of book)

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

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

Robinson, C.W. Wellington’s Campaign, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15: Also Moore’s Campaign of Corunna (For Military Students) London: Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1907.

Robinson, C.W. Wellington’s Campaign, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15: Also Moore’s Campaign of Corunna (For Military Students) London: Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1907. (signed S.B. Steele, DOC. M.D. 10, Ft. Osborne Bks, Winnipeg)

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

[The Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence]. Official History of the Russo-Japanese War: Part IV. Liao-Yang. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1909.

[The Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence]. Official History of the Russo-Japanese War: Part IV. Liao-Yang. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1909. (S.B. Steele signed on front cover and title page of book)

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

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles"]

Chambers, Ernest J. The 90th Regiment: A Regimental History of the 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles. [Ottawa: s.n.], 1906. (card glued in front of book reads: “Presented to Colonel Steele with the compliments of the Officer Commanding 90th Regiment Winnipeg Rifles”; cover is unattached and pages are loose from binding)

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

Warrant appointing SBS to be an officer (Lieutenant-Colonel) in Great Britain's Land Forces

A warrant/certificate, 30.5 x 40.5 cm, issued to Samuel Benfield Steele and appointing him as an Officer in the Land Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Issued on February 21st, 1900 and effective from March 7th, 1900. A seal is attached to the certificate.

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

Standing Orders - Sewell Camp, 1913

Standing Orders for the Sewell Camp, 1913, Available to all Troops Encamped at Sewell, by Col. S.B. Steele Commanding M.D. No. 10. Printed by Headquarters, Military District No. 10, Winnipeg. Note: Orders are glued into Family Scrapbook #7.

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

Manuscript written by Major Peter Anderson describing his escape from a German prisoner of war camp and sent to SBS

A 47 page typewritten manuscript titled: "The Facts About My Escape From Military Prison at Bischofswerda, Saxony, Germany". The manuscript is enclosed in a paper cover, and on the inside cover is written: "To Major General S.B. Steele C.B. M.V.O. with my compliments from P. Anderson Major 101 Regiment Edmonton Fusiliers, Alberta, Canada". The memoir tells of Anderson's escape from the German military prison, and his eventual arrival in England after travelling incognito through Germany and across the Danish border.

Anderson, Peter, 1868-1945

Map of Manitoba

Map of Manitoba Published by Authority of the Provincial Government With ‘List of Banks in the Province of Manitoba and the Population of the Towns in Which They are Situated’ Map also shows railways (constructed and projected), railway stations, schools, post offices, and boundaries Dimensions: 77.5 x 90.5 cm Scale: 10 miles to 1 inch

Map removed from Military Correspondence file: 2008.1.3.3.1.1.34

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

12th Divisional Training Map

12th Divisional Training Map Printed at the Ordinance Survey Office, Southampton, England References parish boundaries, rural districts, urban districts, and municipal boroughs Dimensions: 54 x 73 cm Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile

Map has handwritten signature on it [H.H. Hebden, Captain, D. Co 3 8/R.F.]

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

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)

Steele, Harwood

Gilbert, Gerald. The Evolution of Tactics. The Pall Mall Military Series. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1907.

Gilbert, Gerald. The Evolution of Tactics. The Pall Mall Military Series. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1907. (inscribed on inside front cover: ‘To Col SB Steele, C.B.M.V.O. with the seasons best wishes [A…] Xmas ’08; also signed ‘S.B. Steele’ in Marie’s handwriting)

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

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