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Standing orders of J.K. Oswald, 1885 Expedition: Steel's Scouts

Pocket-style leather memo book; hand-written entries, inscribed: "Throughout - I organized the Cavlary along with SBS 11 6 94"

Consists of hand-written standing orders for Steele's Scouts; dictated memo from [G.H.] Dale, Brigade Major, and a post-script which reads: "In compliance with your request [Steele's] - I send you all these Memo books. They recall old times but little else, except a heartfelt God bless you & may we be together when the Trumpet calls - Yours ever, J.K. Oswald 11 6 94".

A nominal troop roll is recorded at the back of the book.

Oswald, J.K.

Memo Book/Standing Orders of J.K. Oswald, 1885 Expedition: Steel's Scouts

Pocket-style cloth memo book; hand-written entries

Consists of hand-written standing orders for Steele's Scouts; supplies list; diary entries; and memoranda. A post-script at the end of the book reads: "Montreal 11.6.94 Dear Sam, This is a tough old book but it recalls our memories - keep it for our sake. J.K.O."

Oswald, J.K.

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, [1885-1886]

Hand-written note to Comptroller Fred White from Sam Steele, recommending Reverend George Mackay for the position of Chaplain with Steele's Scouts; note from Steele to C.D. Wood of Macleod, Alberta.

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

Loose Items from Diary 2008.1.1.2.2

Loose items removed from diary, including hand-written notes as well as a small photograph of a woman and inscribed on verso: "A souvenir of the trip of the Press Association to the N.W.T. [J.I.C.] Notes from officers who received medals for their services with Steele's Scouts.

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

Steele's Scouts Excerpted Report, 1885

Excerpted report, possibly for publication in a newspaper or periodical, of Steele's account of his experience with the Steele's Scouts in tracking Big Bear and his band. Report is titled: "Gallant Attack on Big Bear's Band by the Mounted Police". Type-written, 5 pp.

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

Published Report of the Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada - Supression of the Rebellion, 1886

Published reports of the Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada. Report Upon the Supression in the North-West Territories, and Matters in Connection Therewith, in 1885. Presented to Parliament. Ottawa, 1886.128 pp. and Report of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Jackson ... On Matters in Connection With the Supression of the Rebellion in the North-West Territories, in 1885. Presented to Parliament. Ottawa, 1887. 44 pp.

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