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General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Various matters including arrangements for return and settlement in South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Letters from family and friends, re: various matters; includes a letter from the parent seeking further information about a son killed in South Africa. Handwritten.

Pearce, William

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Letters from family and friends, re: various matters including correspondence around an inquiry by the Liverpool City Police. Handwritten; Typewritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Belcher, and a letter form Harold M. Daly reassuring SBS that he would support him over the 'scandalous report' criculating about the SAC [banquet]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Belcher, Robert

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family members; M.B. Everton; Willie Lewis; J. Lyons Biggar; William Hubbard, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family members; John McIllree; Lily McIllree; W.M. Herchmer; and material sent from a real estate agent in Toronto with information about farms for sale in Ontario counties, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letters from J. Lyons Biggar; Frank Oliver; Ernest Cruikshank; A. Cameron Macdonell, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from men who served with Steele in South Africa. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1902

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a family letter with attached photographs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

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 - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from [R. G. Tupper] who Steele knew from the Riel Uprising days. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes an outgoing letter from SBS to “Jack”; and a letter and report from “The United Service Lodge of Pretoria (SBS is a member). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Steele , Vivian

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter suggesting that Steele is entitled to scrip for his service in the “North West Rebellion 1885.” Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes an outgoing letter from SBS to “Jack”; and a letter asking Steele to chair the ‘Canadian Banquet’ being planned in Pretoria. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Dominion Day Banquet expenses, and a letter from an old acquaintance, C. Shields. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – A letter from “The Veterans Locating and Colonization Association” (Canada). Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1903

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Ontario land grant application and a letter from Sir Percy Girouard. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, including his application for the Command of the new military district to be formed in the North West Territories, with headquarters in Calgary; includes incoming personal letters and a handwritten listing of the “Personal Correspondence of Col. S.B. Steele” (1904). Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, many concerning personal business, letters of reference, etc.; includes incoming personal letters. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters; includes incoming personal letters. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters; includes incoming personal letters including a lengthy one from possibly H.J. Woodside (letter is unsigned). Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters; includes incoming personal letters. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1904

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s largely outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters; includes incoming personal letters. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, and incoming personal letters; includes a letter from J. Lyons Biggar. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, and incoming personal letters; includes letters of reference written by Steele. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, and incoming personal letters; including letters from Vivian Bartram; Lillie Davis; and Margaret Trimble. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, includes incoming personal letters. Handwritten; Typewritten

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

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, and incoming personal letters; includes a letter concerning various financial matters from his brother-in-law and personal business manager, C.A. Harwood. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Colonel Steele’s outgoing general typewritten correspondence, written on a variety of matters, and incoming personal letters; includes a letter from British writer Erskine Childers, brother James; J. Lyons Biggar, and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from A.[O.] Vaughn regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen in South Africa, and a letter from the Secretary of the Legion noting a change of name from "Preliminary Committee" to "General Council". Handwritten.

Cowan , George

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from brother James B. Steele describing the lots he bought, and a letter of reference written by Steele for Captain T. L. De Havilland and Captain E. Dudley. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Steele, James B. Steele

General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from F.W. Borden discussing Steele’s possible future militia service in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, F.W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1847-1917

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes one outgoing letter from Steele and a letter from A.C. Macdonell, writing from Battleford on Royal North-West Mounted Police stationary . Also includes letters and a draft Legion of Frontiersmen programme sent to SBS from the L of F secretary regarding financing for the Legion. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonell, Albert Edward Cortland

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: discussing the Steele’s’ return to Canada and other matters; includes a letter from [H.J. Woodside]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes correspondence around possibly purchasing land at Carrot River, Saskatchewan. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from A.M. Jarvis; and letters from widows of former Steele colleagues Alex Macdonell and D.W. Davis; information about a book on ‘corpulence’ ; also includes Steele’s corrected copy of his record of service sent to the Editor, Who’s Who [interesting to note that Steele did not correct his birth date which is listed as 5th Jan 1855, making him seven years younger than he actually was]. Handwritten; Typewritten

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members, acquaintances, and a book order list. Also includes a letter from George Heaney regarding the Legion of Frontiersmen in South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including many discussing Steele’s upcoming departure from South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters re: various matters; includes a letter and attached clippings from the widow of Major Percy E. Henderson, a military officer and writer, and a letter from a former NWMP colleague. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, many from family re: various matters including concerns about Marie Steele’s recent serious illness; also includes two letters of recommendation written by SBS for George Burroughs and [W.K. Humpey]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, many from family re: various matters; includes correspondence around Sam Steele’s disappointment with an article written about him and published in the periodical: “Canada.” Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; received by Steele while living in Kensington, London, England. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from George E. Laidlaw; C.A. Harwood; R. Belcher; John B. Bright; etc.; also a letter written from Steele to C.A. Harwood commenting on a recently published NWMP history, discussing some perceived errors in the book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Belcher, Robert

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Hugh J. Macdonald, R. Baden-Powell, etc. as well as a membership notice from the Legion of Frontiersmen. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including business and financial matters; includes a letter from Captain Cartwright, Ex-NWMP and Strathcona’s Horse. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters received by Steele while living in Kensington, London, England, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; sent to Steele upon his return to Canada; includes an article Henry J. Woodside wrote for “Canada” magazine, and forwarded to Steele for his information, and a letter from [D.C. Long] Innes in South Africa. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a covering letter and attachments related to Captain J.R. McDonnell; a letter from A.M. Jarvis enroute to Herschel Island; and a letter from George Cowan. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Cowan , George

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former South African colleagues, as well as from various family members. Includes a letter from a former NWMP colleague, {Rich J. Morgan] now with the Yellowstone Park Association who is sending “Miss Steele” a book of scenes from the Park. Handwritten; Typewritten

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

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from former South African colleagues, as well as from various family members; includes a letter and printed set of reference letters from Captain F. W. Jarvis, who was in South Africa with Steele, asking for information on positions in Canada, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Sam’s mother-in-law; two letters from Z.I. Wood, Assistant Commissioner of the NWMP; and letters from former colleagues, including E. Dudley. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former South African colleagues: [D. Roil]and Helen [Ilys]; and a letter from A.C. Macdonell on Militia and Defence Canada stationary. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members, letters of thanks from recipients of portraits Steele sent; Teddy Rundle regarding his planned book with attached clipping; a letter from a former SAC colleague discussing SAC and the current police force in South Africa, and a letter from John Murray encouraging Steele to write his memoirs. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

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 – 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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Various matters including a letter written by Steele discussing usefulness of horses in his career. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Various matters including arrangements for returning to South Africa; family letters, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jun. 1901

Correspondence sent to Steele from Comptroller Fred White; one letter informs Steele that he has been granted a further leave of absence from the NWMP in order to serve with the South African Constabulary.

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

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