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General Correspondence - 1909

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family members and friends; one picture postcard from Mrs. Constantine, wife of Charles Constantine, NWMP. Handwritten.

French, George Arthur

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

Hayes, M. Horace. Points of the Horse: A Treatise on the Conformation, Movements, Breeds and Evolution of the Horse. 3rd ed. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 190[3].

Hayes, M. Horace. Points of the Horse: A Treatise on the Conformation, Movements, Breeds and Evolution of the Horse. 3rd ed. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 190[3]. (signed twice by S.B.S. on inside front pages)

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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, 1885-1886

Letters and documents relating to a claim by Trooper Edward Cole for payment of a horse used by Steele's Scouts in the North-West Rebellion of 1885; includes a letter from General Strange.

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

Letter from Trooper Edward Cole

A hand-written letter to Major General Strange from Trooper Edward Cole, re: payment for a horse used with the Steele's Scouts.

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

NWMP Correspondence - Outgoing, Jan. 1889

Hand-written letters from S.B. Steele directed to Northwest Territories Constables and Peace Officers, providing details regarding three men involved with horse theft; seal attached beside Steele's signature.

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1894

Black leather-bound pocket diary with hand-written entries from Fort Macleod; more of a notebook filled with memoranda and notes. A horse race card was removed from the diary and placed behind it in the same file.

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

Nominal Rolls

Nominal roll of 'E' Division, NWMP, Calgary; black leather note book with covering explanatory note written by Harwood Steele (ca. 1969). Includes a roll of horses of 'E' Division.

Steele, Harwood

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Correspondence sent to Colonel Steele in his capacity as Commander of the Lord Strathcona's Horse; includes a telegraph on the movement of horses, vehicles, and mules; a telegraph from the High Commissioner; a late pass issued by Steele (and received by Harwood Steele years later); a code sheet; and copy of an outgoing letter possibly written by Steele asking about transport.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming

Letters related to horses for mounted infantry in South Africa; a letter from [J.L.] Biggar relating his plans for after the war; a listing of stores for Strathcona's Horse; and a letter from an infantryman transferring to the R.C.A.

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

Lord Strathcona's Horse Correspondence - Incoming / Outgoing

Letters sent to Colonel Steele, re: acquiring a sculptor to create a monument erected to the members of Lord Strathcona's Horse who fell in action in South Africa, for placement in Calgary. Includes an explanatory letter from SBS describing the horses used by LSH (and with the NWMP and Canadian Mounted Rifles).

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

Seton, Bruce. Elementary Veterinary Manual: For the use of Officers Attending Veterinary Classes. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1895. (signed by S.B.S with name and title)

Seton, Bruce. Elementary Veterinary Manual: For the use of Officers Attending Veterinary Classes. Gale & Polden’s Military Series. London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1895. (signed by S.B.S with name and title)

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

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 / 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 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.

Canadian Training Division: Veterinary Services - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Veterinary Services - General Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England and the Director, Veterinary Services and Remounts, Canadian Contingents. The correspondence discusses forage for horses, as well as a telegram regarding meeting a ship bringing horses, and dispatching these horses where needed. A hand-written explanatory note is provided by Harwood Steele. Typewritten; handwritten

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

Telegram to Marie Steele, 11 Apr. 1900

A telegram sent to Marie Steele in Montreal from Sam announcing he has landed at Capetown, South Africa and suffered a heavy loss of horses from pneumonia.

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

Letters (drafts) from Marie to Mrs. Hilliam and to Meanea Saddlery Co.

Handwritten drafts of letters Marie has written; on one side of the paper to Mrs. Hilliam, and on the other to the Meanea Saddlery Company of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She disscusses with Mrs. Hilliam SBS's request that she come with the family to South Africa, and to Mr. Meanea she discusses a saddle order for her daughter.

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

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (20, 25 July 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock at Prince Albert to his mother in Ontario. The letter is descriptive of native dress and NWMP horse dress, complete with small illustrations to accompany the written description. Roger is uncertain about whether he will be able to remain with the NWMP, and discusses possible future options, including returning home for a visit. He continues the letter over a period of days, and describes for his mother problems with drunkenness in the Force, and related discipline problems. He also discusses the suicide of a Sioux prisoner in their Fort.

Pocock, Roger