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Letter to Sam Steele, 05 Sep 1914

Handwritten letter from Marie in Winnipeg writing to SBS in Montreal, Quebec. This is an emotional letter, with Marie expressing her fears about Harwood possibly enlisting with the army corps to fight in World War 1. 2 pp. and envelope.

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

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 – 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 - 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; two letters from Charles Winter of Militia and Defence Canada, and letters from other acquaintances and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

MacGregor, Esther Miller (Marian Keith)

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, One letter from Louis J. [Lipsett],re: meeting Steele in Winnipeg; and a *letter Steele wrote to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, protesting the treatment he’s received from the Canadian Government regarding his military ranking (placed in H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’ file). Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – A draft and 2nd version of a letter sent to Steele’s brother-in-law and business advisor, C.A. Harwood, outlining his grievance at having his rank of ‘Brevet Colonelcy’ taken away from him because of his appointment to the Permanent Force; quite descriptive of his career and titles earned. Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1911

General Correspondence – A letter and attachment sent to Steele from A.C. Macdonell; includes a record of his military service. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Three letters, from [P.E. Thacker]; A.C. Macdonell; and from [? Smith] of the Department of Militia and Defence providing advice on proper military dress for various occasions Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including book order details; house sale details; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and one from a South African friend, [L.P. Hess]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from H.A. Constantine; an invitation acceptance; and a letter from [? ...staff] of Militia and Defence, Canada. Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; many concern the sending of troop overseas for the War, and the possibility of Steele being named Commander; includes letters from H.J. Woodside who wrote to authorities to tell them that Steele was two years younger than his official age, hoping this might help in having Sam appointed; includes letters from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: primarily related to the securing of personnel for military units and the question of Steele commanding a 2nd Canadian battalion; * includes a letter (dated 18 Nov 1914) from R.B.B. Bennett that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from A.C. Macdonell and C. [Donnelly] who both had sons killed in recent battles; letters from other acquaintances and colleagues, including Louis Lipsett, and James Harding, a former A Battery Kingston and NWMP officer who served with SBS; and an interesting letter from A.C. Harwood (Gus), discussing his efforts to get “fair play” for Steele in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former colleagues; letters of thanks for recommendations received; a letter with attached narrative on the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade written by H.D.B. Ketchen; letter from Vivian T. Bartram discussing, among other things, the upcoming Canadian Federal election and correspondence with other family and friends, including a letter written, 1 April, from SBS to C.A. Harwood (and marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and other letters between C.A. Harwood and SBS, and a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald regarding Steele’s treatment by the Canadian Military (includes copies). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, A.M. Jarvis, Ellen Gill, and others; a letter sent to Captain Bennett Goldney with a message for Steele from Queen Alexandra; *also letters sent from SBS to his cousin James B. Clarke, and to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, re: Steele’s treatment by the ‘Canadian Authorities’, ( letters marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of the May 4th letter to A.C. Harwood; a copy of a letter SBS wrote to Colonel Fortescue, Comptroller R NWMP with suggestions about the Police Force and the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters to and from R.J. Gwynne; D.H. McMillan; Robert Johnstone; Hugh Macdonald (both son and grandson of J.A. Macdonald; C.A. Harwood and others; comments on recently imposed conscription in Canada; sympathy acknowledgement; Steele’s recent trip to France, etc.; some French language text; and SBS”s treatment by the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: Steele’s letters to General Rattray; Hugh Macdonald (with duplicates); C.B. Reilly; and incoming letters from colleagues, friends, and family; includes letters from the Perkins Bull family (London), and Mollie Niblett. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Sam to his brother-in-law Gus (C.A. Harwood), and to his friend Sir Hugh J. Macdonald; and letters received from various family and friends. Included is SBS’s service record and letters written by SBS to protest his planned ‘superannuation’ ; he includes a service record, which is commented on by his son Harwood Steele; also a note from his physician Henry Morris, and other general correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Margaret Ketchen; James Brierley, J.B. Mitchell,[?] Johnston (Calgary Herald); A.M. Jarvis, etc.; two letters from Steele’s brother Jim; and Steele’s correspondence with W. McInnes, re: service record policy (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918, 1969

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, copies of letters written by SBS to C.A. Harwood, Hector McInnes: and Major General J.W. Carson; several copies of each letter; includes explanatory notes written by Harwood Steele (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes many letters from family and friends offering Steele congratulations on his recent knighthood; includes a letter from Prime Minister R.L. Borden; also letters revolving around SBS’s campaign to oppose his forced retirement, and request to remain active in the Canadian Military War campaign. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele to H.D.B. Ketchen, further letters of congratulations regarding Steele’s knighthood; and letters from family and friends, many revolving around an effort to overturn Steele’s imposed active military retirement; included also is a letter and information about his publication: “Romanian Songs and Ballads” from R. Stewart Patterson. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters of reference provided for others from Steele, and personal letters to his friend Jack (John) Kerr; incoming correspondence around regret at Steele’s retirement, a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’) and a letter received from Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s prescription and “Dietary for the Diabetic” instructions for Steele’; and letters from family and friends; includes a letter from Sam to Minnie [Carstairs]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: pension matters, character reference for Sam Steele, a doctor’s correspondence; and Steele’s application efforts for Canadian homestead entry, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming - SAC Officers

Correspondence from Militia Head-quarters, Canada and the Minister of Militia and Defence Canada, re: Steele's recommendation for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps, and Steele's own offer to serve with the Canadian Militia.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

General military correspondence; includes a handwritten letter to Sir Frederick Borden from SBS expressing his concern at being deprived of the rank of brevet Colonel upon appointment to Canada’s Permanent Force. Handwritten; typewritten. Jul 1907

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

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; includes correspondence with Sam Hughes and others, and includes recommendations and decisions made for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments. One letter concerns a decision handed down regarding Mr. Joseph Watson Taylor’s claim to a land grant based on his services in South Africa. A letter from Sam Hughes questions Steele about various allegations he has heard about Ketchen. Typewritten

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

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; Includes a partial list of Officers selected for the 11th C.M.R. and a private letter sent from Sam Hughes Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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; a letter written from J.F. [Tennant] ‘Fenian Raid & Red River Veteran’ requesting a discharge or transfer for his son, and a letter regarding SBS’s recent accident and claim. Handwritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes correspondence regarding troop training and discipline, horse acquisition, appointments requested, and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes two letters from Brigadier General John Wallace Carson; a notice about monthly pay and allowance; and a letter regarding reserve battalions. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes lists of officers; SBS’s acceptance of the command of the Shorncliffe District, while stating he would have preferred to lead the Division in the Field; and orders from Sam Hughes promoting SBS to “command South Eastern District including all Canadians in England”; and other matters. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, marked private and confidential, sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division; includes a letter (and copy) from Brigadier General John Wallace Carson outlining Minister Sam Hughes’ wishes and instructions regarding Canadian command in England, specifically Reserve units for the 2nd Canadian Division and Brigadiers for Training Divisions; and a letter received from J.G. Rattray. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence regarding the king’s visit, SBS’s reply to General Carson’s August letter, re: working out the chain of command; regrets for Steele not being selected to lead the troupes to France; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; a letter from E.F. Mackie at Belgium regarding military staffing and general matters. Handwritten

Mackie, E.F.

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence including an offer from Captain George S. Beer of the South African Constabulary to enlist men there, and bring them to Canada to join the Canadian Army. Hand written, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence regarding SBS’s proposed visit to Bramshott; a letter from E.F. Mackie; and a congratulatory note sent to Col. Hilliam regarding his battalion’s volunteering for additional trench work. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence between SBS and General John Wallace Carson with the suggestion that SBS be appointed to the position of Inspector-General of all Canadian Overseas troops; Shorncliffe Command matters; and letters from Baden-Powell and others regarding general military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Register of Official Letters

“A register of official letters to and from Major-General Steele, G.O.C. Troops, Shorncliffe, 1916 to end of February, 1918, when General Steele was retired through action of the Canadian Government” Hand-written entries; different people entering information in register. Black cloth bound book

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence between SBS and General John Wallace Carson with the suggestion that SBS be appointed to the position of Inspector-General of all Canadian Overseas troops; Shorncliffe Command matters; and letters from Baden-Powell and others regarding general military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

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 revolve around issues concerning the command of the Lord Strathcona Regiment. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; a letter received from H. [DePace], re: Haig’s case, and further correspondence with Major-General J.W. Carson, and issues surrounding military command in England. Handwritten; typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential correspondence with General Sir Leslie Rundle, Commanding-in-Chief, Central Force & Eastern Command; and Minister Sam Hughes; several of the letters discussing rumours that SBS has heard and wants dismissed. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Letter sent from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; to Minister Sam Hughes; includes copies of orders and memoranda regarding matters relative to Steele’s Shorncliffe command. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters and telegrams sent between SBS, Sam Hughes, Colonel R. Rogers, Robert Borden, and Harry Johnson concerning the command of the Canadian forces in England; other matters discussed in the file is a response to a sympathy letter sent to [Shanbury] on the death of his son Fred, and pay and allowance rate information, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters sent between SBS, Sam Hughes, Colonel R. Rogers, and others concerning the command of the Canadian forces in England; other matters discussed in the file are letters of introduction, including one from [E. Alderson]and thank you letters. Handwritten; typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Military Correspondence - Incoming

General military correspondence including requests for appointments, and a letter from F.L. Lessard, Colonel, Adjutant General informing SBS that his requested rank of brevet Colonel “cannot be favourably entertained”. Handwritten; typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes letters sent from Julian Byng; a letter from R. Rogers promising to speak to the Minister of Militia about placing SBS in command of all the Canadians in England; from D.H. McMillan; a note from Katherine Shaw acknowledging sympathy received from the Steele family on the death of her husband, Alfred Shaw, killed in action during the war; a letter to SBS from Major General John W. Carson. Handwritten; typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; memos concerning enlistment information and an itinerary/program for Princess Louise’s tour of training facilities; a letter requesting information be sent to a parent of an ill soldier, a sheet concerning Indians from the File Hills Indian Agency, Balcarres, Saskatchewan who have contributed in some way to the war effort, and a letter received from [? Lodson], describing his command. Handwritten; typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes a letter to SBS from General Colin Mackenzie, with an explanatory note about this letter from H.S.; a lettter from a grieving father, [? Fisher] who had two sons killed in the War thanking the Steele's for their sympathy; letters from R. Rogers and other individuals concerning military matters. Handwritten; typewritten

Mackenzie, Colin John, Sir, 1861-1956

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes letters sent to Lieutenant Sir Julian Byng and Lieutenant Sir James Wolfe-Murray, re: training of troops being sent to France; and correspondence around SBS’s rank and pay while serving with the Canadian military. Handwritten; typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes confidential letters concerning criticisms of the training carried out by General J.C. MacDougall; a letter sent from SBS to Sir James Lougheed, re: Steele’s lack of military recognition; and letters from other individuals concerning military matters; includes a “statement in regard to the requirements in the matter of staff for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England”, with attached explanatory notes, written by SBS. Handwritten; typewritten

Byng, Julian H.G., 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862-1935

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, Commanding the 2nd Canadian Division, Shorncliffe Command; includes correspondence, with additional copies of particular letters, around the appointment of a General Officer commanding all Canadians in England. Correspondents include SBS, Sir George H. Perley, and James A. Lougheed; news clippings also enclosed with file, and letters from other individuals concerning military matters; many of the letters are marked ‘confidential’. Handwritten; 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 largely sent from SBS to Sir George Perley, Canadian Overseas Minister of Defence. These letters revolve around issues concerning Canadian military command, and include added notations my H.S. Typewritten

Perley, George Halsey, Sir

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, and includes letters to SBS from Sir James A. Lougheed; Colonel Robert Rogers; Colonel A. Hinde; Sir George Perley and others primarily dealing with the change of command of the Canadian Forces in the British Isles; also includes a general letter describing how Christmas Day was spent by patients in the Dover and Shorncliffe area. Typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

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 Lord Shaughnessey, , and copies of a letter, with enclosures, written from SBS to Sir Robert Borden, re: concern about published Parliamentary Proceedings for January 23, 1917. 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 confidential letters written to and from Colonel Robert Rogers and Sir Robert Borden, a letter to A. Corelli, a telegram and information sheet on a ‘Programme of Inspections by G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command, and other general correspondence. 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 confidential letters written to and from Colonel Robert Rogers; and a letter from SBS to General J.E.B. Seely, re: Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment serving overseas. Handwritten; typewritten

Seely, John Edward Bernard, 1st Baron Mottistone, 1868-1947

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 correspondence with Colonel R. Rogers; and Lord Beaverbrook, re: the issue of drinking and Canadian troops. Typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O. , Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England; includes copies of confidential letters sent to Colonel Robert Rogers; General A.W. Currie, re: command in Canadian Military; and letters to SBS from Currie; Rogers; Prime Minister R.L. Borden; D. Matson and others. 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 letter from Prime Minister Borden speaking about his hope of forming a “union government; a letter sent from the Director of Medical Services, Overseas Military Forces of Canada; and a letter from R.E.W. Turner of Headquarters, Canada, re: employment for Lieutenant-Colonel Snow, and general correspondence. 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 copies of correspondence sent from SBS to Prime Minister Borden and Mayor F.H. Davidson, Winnipeg, re: “Win-the-War” campaign. Typewritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

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

General military correspondence including requests for appointments, etc. and a letter written by SBS making a recommendation for a Tartan (Macleod) for the Infantry Corps (Highlanders). Handwritten; typewritten

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

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, revolves around SBS’s understanding that he is to be ‘superannuated’ and his personal letter campaign to protest this decision. He provides an outline of his service in connection with pension on retirement, and a cautionary note has been added to this record by Harwood Steele [ca. 1973]. Includes telegrams, copies of letters, and copies of the service record. Includes also a letter from a representative of the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg discussing the necessity of electing a Union Government in Canada. 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. The correspondence, largely confidential, revolves around letters in reply to SBS’s letter campaign protesting his proposed ‘superannuation; also includes letters (with copies) sent to and from Colonel R.M. Simpson, Canadian Army Medical Corps, re: SBS’s understanding that Simpson made unfair statements about Steele and other general military correspondence. Handwritten; typewritten

Macdonald, Hugh John, 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. 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

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 now imminent retirement, and his handing over command to Major-General G.J. Cuthbert on the first of March 1918. Letters, usually confidential, are sent to colleagues and military personnel, explaining SBS’s situation, and his request that he be allowed to remain in England for three months after his retirement, and not immediately return to Canada. Included is the copy of a Resolution passed by the Folkestone Town Council regretting Steele’s retirement, and wishing him all the best; and copies of SBS’s letters of thanks sent once he accepts the retirement order will not be overturned; included are explanatory notes by Harwood Steele (1968) about some of the correspondence found in the file. Handwritten; typewritten

Bartram, Vivian T.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS as he prepares to leave his position as G.O.C. The Troops, Shorncliffe, England; includes correspondence with Colonel C.A. Smart; approval received for a three month leave of absence, with pay, to enable SBS and family to remain in England; and two letters of thanks and farewell sent from men who served under SBS at Shorncliffe. Handwritten; typewritten

Kemp, A.E. (Albert Edward), 1858-1929

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes inquiries about military positions and a memo related to the organization of an Infantry Regiment at Edmonton. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

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 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and a letter of recommendation written by Steele. Handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes a letter to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, and more information about the proposed Infantry Regiment at Edmonton. Typewritten

Oliver, Frank

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence from Militia Head-Quarters, Canada and the Minister of Militia and Defence Canada, re: Steele’s recommendations for SAC officers to be appointed to Canadian Military corps, and an internal letter forwarding Steele’s request that he be permitted to spend three months in England to accompany the Inspector General of Cavalry (Lord Robert Baden-Powell)on his tours of inspection.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and a memo regarding Brigade State, Calgary Camp. Typewritten

Rutherford, Alexander Cameron, 1857-1941

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and a memo regarding Brigade State, Calgary Camp. Typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; includes letters from the Department of Militia and Defence, and others seeking appointments, etc. Handwritten, typewritten

Rundle, E.G. (Teddy)

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence sent to SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District 13; a letter written on Royal Canadian Militia stationery. Handwritten

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

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 Department of Militia and Defence; a letter from F.W. Borden; and others. Handwritten, typewritten

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

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 Department of Militia and Defence, Percy H.N. Lake; and Charles Winter. Handwritten, typewritten

Lake, Percy Henry Noel, General

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, sent to and from 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 Department of Militia and Defence, re: land grants, promotions, etc., including an offer for Steele to consider an appointment to command Military District #10 at Winnipeg; a copied letter (by SBS) from [D.A.] Macdonald, etc. handwritten, typewritten

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

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 Department of Militia and Defence and H.D.B. Ketchen. Handwritten, typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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; letters from Senator [Leverett George DeVeber]; F.W. Borden; R.J. Gwynne; and E.F. Mackie; includes discussion about how the military district command will be assigned. Handwritten, typewritten

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, includes correspondence about creating Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a unit of Canada’s Permanent Force, and other matters; letters from R. Belcher, F.W. Borden, W.F. W Carstairs, and others. Handwritten, typewritten

Belcher, 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 Percy Lake, R. Belcher, and others; re: various matters. Handwritten, typewritten

Belcher, 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 Department of Militia and Defence, and individuals R. Baden-Powell, W. Clarke, etc.; re: SAC service record, concerns about Calgary regiment, etc. Handwritten, typewritten

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 SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes letters regarding a Challenge Cup for the best shooting Regiment, and a letter from R.J. Gwynne regarding camp grounds, etc. Note: One map removed (Map of Manitoba) and placed in map box. Handwritten, typewritten

Gwynne, R.J.

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