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Bruce Peel Special Collections South African War, 1899-1902
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General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Hedley J. Kirkpatrick, who served in the Boer War, describing his trip to Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; further correspondence related to military forces being sent to Europe, and letters from family and friends; includes a hand-written letter to brother-in-law Beau (C.A. Harwood) discussing the pending war and Canadian military efforts, as well as the Escher investigation into the conduct of soldiers in the South African war. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Telegrams and many letters congratulating Steele for his military appointment to South Africa; includes letter from his brother Jim; a note from his former instructor at the Military School in Toronto, Sergeant Major Teddy Rundle; and a letter (with accompanying letter of testimony) from Henry Boyle-Runnals, a doctor who practiced in the Klondike. Boyle-Runnals provides a letter of testimony to swear to Steele's character and that he never saw him under the influence of alcohol. Included also is a letter from H.B. Jayne in which he discusses the upcoming Manitoba election, Clifford Sifton, and other politicians including James Allan Smart. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Boyle-Runnalls, Harry, 1857-1913

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Congratulatory letters, re: Steele’s appointment to lead Strathcona’s Horse command in South Africa, etc. Includes a letter from his older step-brother, John Steele and a letter from A.M. Jarvis station at the Dalton Trail Post. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Various personal letters including from William Ogilvie; A.R Macdonell; A.M. Jarvis; T.B. Strange; and a telegram sent to C.A. Harwood, re: police uniform. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Congratulatory letters, etc. re: Lord Strathcona’s Horse and South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Letters from [Elmes]; Senator Auguste [Landry]; and from the school Flora Steele was attending. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Letters, many from family members; includes a letter from S.S. Cornelia, a teacher at Flora’s school in Montreal. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1900

General Correspondence – Various matters including congratulations on position with the South African Constabulary. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Letters sent to Sam Steele upon his return to England from the Boer War in South Africa; includes invitations, general congratulatory notes; and many inquiries from families of men enlisted in the Boer War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Incoming and outgoing, congratulatory correspondence; includes a confidential letter from Lord Strathcona expressing his disappointment that Sam is returning to South Africa rather than back to Canada, and a letter of reference written for a Captain Healy from Sam Steele. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Letter from Flora Steele to SBS, 23 Sep 1908

Handwritten letter from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora comments on her father's letter, mentioning her father's father. She has met a Lord Strathcona's veteran, Mr. John Barry, who served with Sam in South Africa, and she asks about Lord Milner. 3 pp.

Steele, Flora

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary, addrresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary; addresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1906

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook One separate item from diary placed behind diary in file, re: Proposed Special Constable Posts

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1906

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook One memo removed from diary and placed separately in file with diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1906

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook Return to England from South Africa discussed Loose items from diary kept in a separate file (see 2008.1.1.2.41.1)

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - [1906]

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries; more of a notebook H.S. writes "notes for interview with Lord Selborne & some inspector's notes

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1899

Telegrams sent to Steele from NWMP Comptroller Fred White and from Inspector Jarvis; also letters from Comptroller White informing Steele that he is being selected to lead a Western contingent of Infantry (many NWMP Officers) for the Boer War, and another letter providing details about his pay account.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jan. 1900

Correspondence sent to Steele related to tying up loose ends and a letter sent to [Captain] Macdonnell from NWMP Commissioner Herchmer. Also includes a letter sent to SBS from F.L Cartwright, a NWMP officer who served with Steele in the Yukon, and now writing from Grand Forks, B.C. Cartwright discusses the injustice of SBS's removal from the Yukon, and expresses interest in signing up for the Boer War.

Cartwright, Francis Lennox

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1901

Letter from NWMP Comptroller Fred White to Steele, discussing the sailing of the new Canadian Contingent under Colonel Evans, and providing news about NWMP activity in Canada.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence related to preparations for outfitting the Canadian contingent for SAC; commission requests, and general matters; includes a letter to Steele from Colonel F.L. Lessard assuring Steele that he did not make derogatory comments about his character.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence related to SAC general activities; includes letters from Minister F.W. Borden on a variety of military matters; from Major Biggar detailing an incident resulting in the death of a number of Boers; and requests for confidential reports completed for all SAC officers.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Memos; applications for duty; general matters; includes one letter from Lord Strathcona commenting on the fact that many LSH officers have joined SAC.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

SAC Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Memos; applications for duty; requests for transfer; general matters; includes a letter to SAC Pretoria from Captain Birdwood with Steele's reply attached to the original letter; memoranda from Steele.

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Applications for duty; general matters including a letter about locating suitable veterinarians for postings in South Africa; photocopies (by Harwood?) of memos sent from Robert Baden-Powell; a letter received from Lord Strathcona’s secretary.

Baden-Powell, Robert

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Memos; applications for duty; reference letters; general matters and a memo from Robert Baden-Powell discussing Lord K[itchener]'s dispatches and transport.

Baden-Powell, Robert

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