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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919 South African Constabulary
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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

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 - 1903

General Correspondence – A letter from “The Veterans Locating and Colonization Association” (Canada). 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 - 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 – 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 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, 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 - 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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; continued general correspondence and memoranda around final payments, and tying up loose ends; includes a list of the non-commissioned officers and constables of the NWMP who served with the Corp under Steele's command and a letter from Minister F.W. Borden acknowledging Steele's request that men from LSH be allowed to join the South African Constabulary.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada; the Minister’s Office of Militia and Defence Canada; and Baden-Powell, re: Steele’s post-SAC service activity with the Imperial Government’s Inspector of Cavalry; also further letters responding to recommendations for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military Districts #13 and [acting] commander of #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters from the Port Arthur Canadian Club and a former South African colleague. 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; correspondence around the war in Europe and including volunteers for military service; Commission requests; a request from SBS to Robert Rogers asking that Harwood Steele be taken on with the Department of Naval Affairs; a letter from SBS to Lady Strathcona (Lord Strathcona’s daughter) asking for her help in requesting that Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment be sent to the front; a printed lecture copied to Steele on “Important Points to be Considered by Guides of the Canadian Service Employed in the Present Campaign” by Captain A.C. Garner, Corps of Guides, Canada; memo regarding mobilization, etc. One interesting letter from the Assistant Private Secretary, Militia and Defence Canada, has SBS's terse comment scrolled on the bottom of the letter: "This man is ignorant". Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 SAC commissions, and a letter from the Acting Military Secretary to His Excellency The Governor General, granting Steele a two month leave of absence, and directions about how to proceed with his charges agains Captain Fall.

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

SAC Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence related to SAC commissions; a letter from the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War offering to purchase [comforts] for SAC, Canadian Contingent; a decision regarding Captain Fall; a letter from F.W. Borden; and a Royal Warrant confirming grant of Companion of the Bath (Military Division) to Colonel Steele dated 11 May 1901.

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

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

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Memo; general letters including a reference to SAC men being eligible for land grants in British Columbia and Ontario for service rendered during the war.

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming

Memo; letters from the Lydenburg region and correspondence concerning a dental practice, a hospital in the Middelburg District, an invention, and other matters.

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

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