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Business Interests: Legal Matters - Power of Attorney - Property purchase

Power of Attorney forms, including one from SBS appointing his brother James Band Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; one from Marie Steele, with envelope, appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate, Edmonton; and a third from Antoine Chartier de Lotbiniere Harwood appointing James Bond Steele, re: purchase of lots in the Groat Estate in Edmonton. Covering correspondence is included with the forms.

Included is a map of Edmonton, Alberta showing the undivided portion of Hudson's Bay Co's Reserve, n.d. (2008.1.1.7.3) Map Drawer 1 Map is later than correspondence, so must have been added to the file at a later date.

General Correspondence - 1899

General Correspondence – Personal letters from W. De Carle Hudson, and a letter commenting on a court-ordered death sentence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

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 - 1908

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes individuals seeking references or positions; letters from family members, including C.A. Harwood discussing various business and legal matters; also a letter from Hugh Macdonald, discussing a legal matter, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including Steele’s letters to C.A. Harwood (the one dated 30 Oct 1914 marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary); letter and documents related to Steele being appointed a Police Magistrate for the Province of Manitoba; a letter from a distraught Jessie Ross asking that Steele do all in his power to keep her son Don from joining a military unit for the war; and other military/WW1-related personal correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

Hunker Creek Reports

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to Colonel Steele, reporting on activities on the Creek, including claim owner infractions; includes one undated report extract.

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

Hunker Creek Undercover report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from an underground NWMP officer, [N.G. Della Tarre], reporting on claim owners on Hunker Creek defrauding the Dominion Government. 3 pp.

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

Letter - Charcoal Indian murder case

Handwritten letter sent from SBS in Fort Macleod to "My dear Galbraith", discussing the Charcoal Blood Indian murder case; 19 October 1896; 3 pp.

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

Letter to Marie from T.M. McAdam

Typewritten letter from T.M. McAdam, an attorney in Iowa, referencing an insurance claim for a young man who died in the Yukon; letter is dated February 3rd, 1900.

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

Military Correspondence - Incoming

Correspondence and document s around the inquiry into the ‘compulsory retirement’ of Lt. Col. L.W. Herchmer from the NWMP. Handwritten; typewritten

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Nunker Creek Undercover report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from an underground NWMP officer, Alfred J. Thomas, reporting on claim owners on Hunker Creek defrauding the Dominion Government. 5 pp.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Dec. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Commissioner William Ogilvie, and others (one partial, undated letter); includes a letter appointing Steele as License Commissioner of the Yukon Territory.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Jul. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, primarily from Comptroller Fred White; subjects discussed include superannuation, a theft of money and gold from a police safe in Dawson, administrative matters, etc. Included is a letter to Steele from [Inspector R.] Belcher based in Grand Forks, and a letter from Commissioner Herchmer discussing [Inspector] Harper's problems.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Mar. 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member, from Commissioner Ogilvie, and revolving around legal matters and charges of officials improperly handling money.

Ogilvie, William, Commissioner, Yukon Territory

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, May 1899

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon, including that of Commission Council member; various matters are discussed including a lengthy outlining of a domestic situation, and a letter of appreciation from the Presbyterian Minister in Dawson for Steele's establishment of law and order in the Territory.

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

NWMP Report, 1896

Report of the Kootenay district with mention of Charcoal (Blood Indian) wanted for murder.

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

NWMP Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations for the guardrooms and cells of the NWM Police [when] used as prisons; a printed rule book for the 'Government of Gaols' in the North West Territories, heavily annotated to apply to NWMP jails in the Yukon.

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

Published Report of the NWMP Commissioner, 1898

Printed report: Report of the North-West Mounted Police 1898 (Commissioner L.W. Herchmer). Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1899. 359 pp. Three copies of report.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Published Report of tne NWMP Commissioner, 1897

Printed report: Report of the Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police Force 1897. Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1898. 318 pp. Two copies of report.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Published Reports of the NWMP, 1897-1898

Printed and bound reports: Report of the Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police Force 1897, and Report of the North-West Mounted Police 1898. Ottawa. Printed by S.E. Dawson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 678 pp.

Herchmer, Lawrence William, Commissioner, NWMP

Report - Guy H. Kirkpatrick

Letter sent to SBS from Lt. Guy H. Kirkpatrick responding to charges of gold being removed from Glynn's Lydenburg Mine. Handwritten, 2 pp.

Kirkpatrick, Guy H. , Lietenant

Report (partial)

One handwritten page extract of a NWMP report concerning threats and shooting involving individuals named Paisley and Ferguson. 1 pp.

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

General matters; includes a letter regarding the Rex vs Marley Murder case, as well as a letter received from Lord Strathcona.

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Undercover Reports, 1898

Hand-written intelligence reports sent to S.B. Steele about criminal activity and gang members in the Klondike.

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

W.H. Scarth report

A handwritten report sent to Col. S.B. Steele from Inspector W.H. Scarth, discussing claim activity and problems on Klondike Creeks. 3 pp.

Scarth, W.H. , Inspector