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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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with individuals at the Department of Militia and Defence; from Canadian Highlanders Regiment, and two letters written to Lord Strathcona from SBS regarding his demotion in rank after returning to Canada from South Africa. One letter is written to certify that SBS served in the Red River Expeditionary Force in 1870-1871 (written by D.A. Macdonald who served as Captain and Adjutant of the Regiment).

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes hand-written correspondence from R.J. Gwynne; correspondence from to and from Sam Hughes, and others, re: military ranks, cadet camp, etc.

Gwynne, R.J.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; private correspondence with the Department of Militia and Defence regarding the organization of new cavalry regiments in Western Canada.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; correspondence regarding cadet camp; a letter from Colonel Sam Hughes stating that Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be made separate Divisions; and a letter from SBS to Hughes recommending Captain John Godson for a position of District Staff Adjutant, Military District No. 11. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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; many confidential letters to and from Robert Rogers, Sir Robert Borden and others around Steele’s complaint about his rank in the Canadian Military; the treatment of himself and other officers by a ‘Minister of the Crown’ and the Department of Militia and Defence; includes copied letters intended to provide support for Steele’s views, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Biggar, J.L. , Major

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; many confidential letters to and from Robert Rogers, Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. A particular focus in these letters is on SBS’s recommendation that a Lt-Colonel I.R. Snider be appointed Command of the 6th Infantry Brigade and the subsequent appointment of someone to this position, and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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

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

Correspondence sent to and from SBS, including copies of a narrative he wrote outlining his personal “appointment to the command of the 2nd Canadian Division to present date”, referring to Sir George Perley’s appointment of a replacement for his position in England; and letters, often marked ‘confidential’, sent to General John Walter Carson and other individuals discussing his personal situation, the injustice he feels, and his wish to remain in England until the end of the war. Typewritten

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

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; includes confidential letters written to and from General J.E.B. Seely, Doctor Howard (Lord Strathcona's son-in-lawm married to Margaret) and others, regarding the command and service of Lord Strathcona’s Horse regiment; a letter (with attached copies) sent from SBS to Sir Robert Borden, regarding the Royal North West Mounted Police; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

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; includes a copy of a letter from SBS to Hugh Macdonald with copies of correspondence and narratives related to SBS’s treatment by the Canadian Military; a letter received from John P. French, sent from France; a letter (with copy) sent from SBS to Colonel Rogers; a letter from SBS to Sir George Perley and a letter received from [L. Kippell] commenting on SBS’s recent visit to the French battlefields. Handwritten; typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

Military Correspondence - Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes copies (with duplicates) of confidential correspondence sent from SBS to Lord Beaverbrook, re: his age and fitness for military service; and to Colonel Robert Rogers; Sir Daniel H. McMillan, re: Sam’s military rank and unfair treatment by Canadian military. Typewritten

Beaverbrook, Lord, 1879-1964

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 protest about his proposed retirement, and his desire to continue his military involvement by being appointed Inspector-General of the Canadian Over-Seas Troops. Included are letters (and copies) sent to and from: Canadian Members of Parliament; Sir Clifford Sifton; Sir James A. Lougheed; Sir Daniel H. McMillan; Sir Robert Borden; Colonel Rogers; General S.C. Mewburn; and many others detailing Steele’s position and concerns, and responses back. Typewritten

Allan, George William, 1860-1940

Personal Reports - Extensive Action

General Steele’s Personal Reports: “Notes Showing Extensive Action Taken by Major-General S.B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O., G.O.C. Troops Shorncliffe, to Secure Efficiency in all Respects of the C.E.F. in England” Topics discussed in report include: Reinforcements from Canada; Training of Canadian Troops in England, and Reinforcements to France, Training in Canada, Canadian Military School, Casualties, Discipline, and General Supervision. An addendum to two of the reports were Steele’s recommendations in regard to the re-organization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and further notes related to his concerns while serving as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command. Several copies of the report in file, many explanatory annotations provided by Harwood Steele (1968). Typewritten.

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

Standing Orders for the Shorncliffe Garrison

Standing Orders for the Shorncliffe Garrison 1912. Reprinted with Amendments, 1915. GOC written on cover and inside booklet is a calling card for Major-General H.de.Brett and written on card is “with many thanks & compls”.

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

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

[Great Britain. War Office]. Memorandum on Number of Troops to the Yard in the Principal Battles Since 1850: With the Opinions of Modern Authorities on the Limits of Extension at the Present Day. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, [1914]. (back cover is loose)

[Great Britain. War Office]. Memorandum on Number of Troops to the Yard in the Principal Battles Since 1850: With the Opinions of Modern Authorities on the Limits of Extension at the Present Day. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, [1914]. (back cover is loose, and book is signed in front "Col. S.B. Steele Mil Dist 13. Canada")

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

Legge, R.F. Guide to Promotion for Officers in Subject (a) (i) (Regimental Duties). 5th ed. Aldershot: Gale & Polden, Ltd., Wellington Works, 1915.

Legge, R.F. Guide to Promotion for Officers in Subject (a) (i) (Regimental Duties). 5th ed. Aldershot: Gale & Polden, Ltd., Wellington Works, 1915. (signed ‘S.B. Steele’ by Marie Steele, and signed by SBS with name and title)

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

Murray, Stewart. Discipline: Its Reason and Battle Value. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1894. (signed by S.B.S with name, place (Winnipeg) and date (19 March 09)

Murray, Stewart. Discipline: Its Reason and Battle Value. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1894. (signed by S.B.S with name, place (Winnipeg) and date (19 March 09)

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

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

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

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.

Brigade Orders

Brigade Orders No’s. 2,3,& 6 by Colonel S.B. Steele Commanding Brigade Camp, Calgary, Alberta. Typewritten copy; 6 pp.

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

Goodenough, W.H. and J.C. Dalton. The Army Book for the British Empire: A Record of the Development and Present Composition of the Military Forces and Their Duties in Peace and War. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1893.

Goodenough, W.H. and J.C. Dalton. The Army Book for the British Empire: A Record of the Development and Present Composition of the Military Forces and Their Duties in Peace and War. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1893. (signed twice by S.B. Steele and dated 15 July 95 at Macleod).

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

[Great Britain. War Office]. Encampments Made Easy: In Accordance with Combined Training and Manual of Military Engineering, Together with Details of Pitching and Striking Tents and Marquees. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Limited, 1903

[Great Britain. War Office]. Encampments Made Easy: In Accordance with Combined Training and Manual of Military Engineering, Together with Details of Pitching and Striking Tents and Marquees. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden Limited, 1903. (inscribed “with the author’s compliments Jan. 1915”)

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

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