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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 - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including letters from former colleagues and a letter from Lord Strathcona. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

General Correspondence - 1912

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Steele’s brother Jim; from R.J. Gwynne; [? Johnston], re: his extinguisher invention; and other letters from former militia colleagues; includes a letter of reference for R.L.T. Galbraith written by SBS. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1913

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from [G.J. Olesharats], Deputy Minister of Canada’s Department of Naval Service; R.J. Gwynne; [E.F] Mackie; and real estate and banking correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

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

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 - 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 the Saskatchewan Armoury, a proposed silver cup presentation to the best City Regiment of Infantry attending camp, and a letter from D. McLean, Lt.-Col., Winnipeg Light Infantry 106th Regiment. Handwritten; typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 a letter to Lord Strathcona from SBS discussing his military rank; and other correspondence regarding C.O.C. working conditions, recommendations, etc. Handwritten; 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 from D. Macdonald, The Militia Council regarding inspection work information for the Minister.

Macdonald, D.A.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes correspondence to and from Sam Hughes, re: what SBS’s role will be in terms of the First Canadian Contingent; letters from individuals volunteering for military appointments; letters from SBS to Robert Rogers expressing frustration at the way he is being treated and at Hughes actions; etc. He is particularly upset by Hughes' dismissal of Henry Norland Ruttan whom Steele had recommended for brigadier. Handwritten; typewritten

Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes letters sent between SBS and Robert Rogers outlining in some detail suggestions for organizing the Canadian Contingents; a telegram and letter from Major Ketchen regarding Harwood Steele and his enlistment; a note from SBS saying he will spend some time in Montreal while awaiting whatever military assignment he should receive, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Military Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Colonel at Valcartier Camp, established as part of the mobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the onset of the First World War; includes correspondence around questions of who will command what in terms of Canadian Contingents fighting in the War; personal correspondence concerning questions around the leadership and training of forces; a telegram about poor quality horses and SBS’s request that he not be sent back to Valcartier; telegrams to Major Ketchen about Harwood Steele’s proposed military enlistment, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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 and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions, reports and information about camps, and general information, etc. Handwritten; typewritten

Rogers, Robert, Hon., 1864-1935

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 and others, and includes recommendations for filling Canadian Military positions and appointments; Steele’s letter of thanks to J.D. Hazen, M.P. for his assistance in securing Steele’s promotion to Major-General; and other general matters. Handwritten; typewritten

French, George Arthur

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

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Further correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; includes General Steele’s issued cablegram in response to the Conventions failing to support a resolution in favour of Conscription; and related correspondence.

Currie, Arthur William, Lieutenant-General Sir, 1875-1933

Win the War Convention

Win the War Convention Further correspondence related to the Canadian Win the War Conventions; includes copies of letters General Steele sends to others, and his response to a criticism directed to him from a Calgary lawyer and politician, Clifford B. Reilly. Recipients of Steele’s letters include: William Perkins Bull, Colonel Chas. A. Smart, Sir Robert Borden, George Hope Johnston, Premier T.C. Norris and others.

Bartram, Vivian T.

Inspection Report - 98th Regiment

Inspection Report – 98th Regiment Sent to SBS in his capacity as the District Officer Commanding M.D. No. 10, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Typewritten

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

Annual Confidential Reports

Annual Confidential Reports Reports for Major W.B. Lindsay and Lieutenant J.W. Lawson of the Royal Canadian Engineers, and for Lieutenant Gordon B. Howard and Major Arthur B. Carey sent to SBS in his capacity as the District Officer Commanding, M.D. No. 10, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Typewritten

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