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1849 (May) from Alexander Christie to Rev. John Smithurst and Jenny Hickenburger

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Alexander Christie, Lower Fort Garry

To: Mrs. Jeny Hickenburger ; Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 2pp

Notes: A pair of letters both written on the same day concerning the same matter. The first is written to "Mrs. Jenny Hickenburger" and the other to Reverend Smithurst regarding the death of Jenny Hickenburger's father. The letter requests that she attends Christie's office to sign the necessary paperwork for her to inherit her father's money. The letter to Smithurst requests his assistance in ensuring that his cousin does not redeem her HBC stock and instead accepts £9 per year as income.

Christie, Alexander

1849 (Sep) from James Hunter to Rev. John Smithurst

Place: Red River Settlement

From: James Hunter, Norway House

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: Hunter goes into detail about the visit of the Bishop of Prince Rupert’s Land. 
He also writes of matters of business regarding food supplies for the winter, the price of freight from Red River to Norway House and the construction of the Church.

1851 (Mar) from Abraham Cowley to Rev. John Smithurst

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Reverend Abraham Cowley, Partridge Crop

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: Partridge Crop was a missionary outpost on the northern reaches of Lake Manitoba, and was later renamed Fairford in 1851 by Bishop Anderson.

The outpost was on the left bank of the Partridge Crop River and was established by McNap for Winter trading with the Indigenous people. The lengthy letter from Cowley mentions topics such as the recent arrival of the bishop, his meeting of confirmation candidates and inspecting the school.

This letter would have travelled by canoe down Lake Winnipeg to the Red River.

Cowley, Abraham

1852 (Jan) from John Chapman to Rev. John Smithurst

Place: Salisbury Street, Ireland

From: John Chapman, Missionary at Middle Church

To: Reverend John Smithurst, 18 Salisbury Street, Ireland

Details: 2pp

Notes: Chapman thanks Smithurst for newspapers and of his letter detailing his route to New York. He also discusses the status of the congregation and the building of a new church.

Chapman, John

Attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonell

An attached letter from A.E.C. Macdonel in Dawson, Yukon, re: shared mining claim payment, sent with Marie's letter of February 26th, 1902 (in brackets, it is noted that he is 'Marguerite's husband)

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

Attached letter from Alice H. Farish

A handwritten letter from Alice Farish, Marie's letter, sent to SBS and enclosed with Marie's letter to Sam of January 9th, 1902. Alice is writing from Denver, Colorado and her letter is dated January 3rd, 1902.

Farrish, Alice

Attached letter from Aunt J.J. to A.M. Jarvis

An attached handwritten letter from A.M. Jarvis's Aunt J.J. Harwood Steele notes that the aunt talks about the fine reputation of Strathcona's Horse, and mentions Lord Dundonal's impending visit. He also says that the aunt's return address of "Charlecote Park" is associated with Shakespeare.

Jarvis, A.M.

Attached letter from Colonel P.W. Worsley

A handwritten letter from Col. P.W. Worsley of Halifax, N.S. sent to SBS requesting assistance in getting his son a position with the South African Constabulary. SBS forwarded the letter to Baden-Powell, who returned the letter along with his own reply to SBS. Marie sent both letters with her letter to SBS of July 18th, 1901.

Baden-Powell, Robert

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Flora Steele, amnd sent with Marie Steele's letter of the same date. Flora discusses friends and recent activities, including a visit with Dr. Helen Macdonald to talk about Scottish heroine, Flora Macdonald.

Steele, Flora

Attached letter from Flora Steele

A handwritten letter to SBS from Flora Steele, and sent with Marie's letter of August 15th, 1907. Flora talks about the pain her teeth are causing her, books she is reading or interested in reading, and social visits she has made.

Steele, Flora

Attached letter from Fred White

Marie's copying of a note from Fred White of the NWMP written to Marie Steele, offering his congratulations for SBS being promoted to a full Colonel in the Canadian Militia.

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

Attached letter from Harwood Steele

An attached letter from Harwood sent to SBS with Marie's letter of June 1st, 1902. 'Dubbie' has written some letters and was probably helped by his sister Flora with the writing of the letter.

Steele, Harwood

Attached letter from [James] Henderson

Attached handwritten letter to SBS from [James] Henderson vacationing in Lakewood, New Jersey. General news but referening money sent by the Steele's for Uncle John; also mentions sitting beside John D. Rockefeller at the resort dining room.

Henderson, James

Attached letter from J.B. Clarke

Attached letter from SBS's cousin J. B. Clarke, addressed to Marie, and sent with Marie's letter of 18 June 1899 to SBS. The letter discusses, among other things, the Steele's mining claim.

Clarke, J.B.

Attached letter from Maggie Currie

A handwritten letter from Maggie Currie in Coldwater, Ontario to SBS, dated August 21st and enclosed with Marie's letter to Sam dated August 25th, 1907. She is writing about "Uncle John".

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

Attached letter from Minnie Macdonell

A handwritten letter sent to SBS from Minnie; Sam forwarded it to Marie to read, and Marie returned Minnie's letter with her letter to Sam dated September 17th, 1907. Minnie is writing from 'The Barracks, Macleod' to SBS at Ca;gary.

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Attached letter to Marie Steele from Alex Jarvis

A handwritten letter to Marie Steele from Inspector Alex Jarvis with the NWMP in the Yukon. He writes about people and changes in Dawson, and discusses his thoughts about leaving the force. Marie sent this letter to Sam in a letter she wrote dated June 17th, 1902.

Jarvis, A.M.

Attached letter to Marie Steele from Elmes Steele

A handwritten letter sent to Marie Steele from Elmes Steele and forwarded to SBS in a letter Marie sent dated June 22nd, 1902. In this letter, Elmes explains why he needed to borrow money from the Steeles, and details how it will be spent.

Steele, Elmes

Daily Diary, Personal - 1907

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries London to Calgary Two loose items placed in folder behind diary; list of payments

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

Daily Diary, Personal - 1908, 1909

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries Printed information at front of diary Diary entries at the top of page are dated 1908; entires on the bottom of the page are from 1909.

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

Daily Diary, Personal - 1910

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries Separated items retained in file behind diary; include an envelope and memos written by SBS regarding upcoming military inspections Winnipeg, Orilla

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

Daily Diary, Personal - 1915

Large bound daily diary; hand-written entries Winnipeg, Shorncliffe One loose item placed behind diary in file

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

Daily Journal, Personal - 1899

Cloth-bound; hand-written entries List of letters mailed and cash accounts register maintained at back of journal Journal stamped "1898", but used in 1899

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

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