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Business Interests: Speeches

Speeches given by SBS to various gatherings; topics include: Lord Strathcona's Trust; Red River expedition; military defence; and NWMP and the early West. There are several copies of some speeches

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

Diary of Lt. Col. Griffiths Wainwright, 1870

Consists of a diary kept by Major Griffiths Wainwright, 1870-1871, during his service with the Red River Expedition of 1870, and two maps. The diary entries are short, and also include entries about number of portages made, supplies and rations required, and various notes and reports. A two page entry at the back of the diary was written in 1910 by Sam Steele, explaining that the diary was given to him, and filling the reader in on what Major Wainwright did once the Expedition was completed. A list of Detachment rules printed at the front of the diary have been briefly annotated by [Sam Steele?]. The maps, hand-drawn and annotated, depict the route from Rat Portage to Fort Alexander, and from Fort William to Fort Francis.

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

General Correspondence - 1910

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from H.J. Woodside; one from [McWilliam] discussing the Mulvey Red River Expedition diary; and a Havergal report card for Flora Steele. Handwritten.

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

Griffiths, F.A. The Artillerist’s Manual and British Soldier’s Compendium. 8th ed. London: Published by Authority, 1859. (signed twice at front of book by G.A. French with [title], place (Quebec) and date (22/8/70))

Griffiths, F.A. The Artillerist’s Manual and British Soldier’s Compendium. 8th ed. London: Published by Authority, 1859. (signed twice at front of book by G.A. French with [title], place (Quebec) and date (22/8/70))

French, George Arthur

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (21 February 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his mother in Ontario. He discusses the loss of his manuscript which the NWMP did not approve of, and goes on to describe in detail his fellow 'chums' at the Regina NWMP post, including a Charlie Sinclair who served in 1874 with the Wolseley expedition.

Pocock, Roger

Map, 1870

Plan showing the proposed posts from Lake Superior to Red River Settlement; compiled from Messrs Dawson and Napier's maps.

The map pre-dates the establishment of the NWMP, but likely used by the Force after its establishment in 1873.

Color is added to highlight the Pigeon River route and the the Kaministiguia Route.

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

McMillan, Daniel Hunter/Mulvey, Stewart Diary - Red River Expedition, 1870

Pocket style diary; hand-written entries

There appears to be different hand-writing in diary; maybe more than one person recording their entries. See, for example, entries for July 3rd, 10th, 12th, 18th, 20th, etc. where the writer references Mulvey, so it would seem that Mulvey is not always the author of the diary.

At the back of the diary, is an excerpt written by Jas [McLean], introducing a report written by G.J. Wolseley, Commander, Red River Expedition (4 written diary pages, a 'good-bye and thanks' address).

A very descriptive narrative diary; mentions Wolseley, Dawson, portaging, recreational activities, hardships, etc.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

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 SBS in his capacity as Colonel in Command of Military District #10, based at the Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg; includes correspondence with individuals at the Department of Militia and Defence; from Canadian Highlanders Regiment, and two letters written to Lord Strathcona from SBS regarding his demotion in rank after returning to Canada from South Africa. One letter is written to certify that SBS served in the Red River Expeditionary Force in 1870-1871 (written by D.A. Macdonald who served as Captain and Adjutant of the Regiment).

Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914

Published report: "Notes on the Routes from Lake Superior to the Red River and on the Settlement Itself"

Published notes on the routes from Lake Superior to the Red River, and on the Transport of troops, etc. by Colonel Crofton and Captain (now General) Lefroy, R.A., 58 pp.

Compiled in the Topographical Department of the War Office, Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., F.R.S., Director

London: Printed at the War Office, 1870

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

Red River Itenerary

Handwritten itinerary (SBS's writing) related to the Red River 1870 Expedition; includes notes on route, weather, and transportation.

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

SAC Correspondence – Incoming / Outgoing copy

Memos and general correspondence; includes inquiries from men wanting to join SAC(including one from [A.W. Hellewell] who served with Steele on the Red River Expedtion of 1870); and papers with questions for final exams.

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

Speech: "Red River Expedition"

A speech by SBS presented at the Old Timer's Banquet in Winnipeg in ca. April, 1909, and titled: "Red River Expedition". 4 copies of speech, type-written, annotated by SBS, 6 pp.

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

Typed memoirs: "Recollections by W. Hubbard of The Red River Expedition"

Typed memoirs of his experience with the Red River Expedition written by W. Hubbard. On page 2 of his memoirs, Hubbard writes: "There I made the acquaintance of a very fine fellow, who became my comrade all through the campaign - a soldier aways ready and willing to do his full share of work [,] and who in after years, by strict attention to duty and marked ability shown in the North-West and other out-posts of the Empire, proved himself to be one of the most efficient soldiers Canada has ever produced - Colonel S.B. Steele." 21 pp; paper bound and tied with ribbon

Hubbard, William