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Canadian Training Division: General - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – General - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence and memoranda revolve around details of troop training, specifically signal training and correction of faults. Typewritten

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

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, Colonel Rogers, the Mayor of Salisbury, and others. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele and General J.W. Carson; also includes Conference record minutes related specifically to reinforcements. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Reinforcements - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Reinforcements - Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around Canadian Battalions and the subject of reinforcements for these troops from Canada. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, General Sam Hughes; also includes correspondence with Lady Strathcona [Lord Strathcona's daughter], re: her financing of Canadian reinforcements. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Surplus Attachment - Correspondence

Canadian Training Division – Surplus Attachment - General Correspondence Correspondence sent to and from SBS in his capacity as Major-General, C.B., M.V.O., Canadian Headquarters, Shorncliffe, England. The correspondence revolves around the possible attachment of Canadian Officers from the Training Division to Battalions in France for service, instruction, etc. Correspondents include Steele, General J.W. Carson, Colonel Rogers, General MacDougall, and Headquarters, Canadian Division. A hand-written explanatory note is provided by Harwood Steele. Typewritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; correspondents include Sam Steele, Robert Borden, General Carson, Sir Sam Hughes and civilians. Includes a hand-written explanatory note by Harwood Steele [1969]. Typewritten; handwritten

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Canadian Training Division: Venereal Disease - Correspondence and Reports

Canadian Training Division – Venereal Disease - Correspondence Reports and correspondence regarding the combating of venereal disease and its spread among Canadian troops training in England; includes correspondence with community representatives, and discussions about prostitution, medical care, and venereal disease statistics. Typewritten; handwritten

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

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

Correspondence - Individuals: Harwood Steele

Letters sent to SBS from his son Harwood, includes early letters written from Calgary in 1909, and later letters describing his military experiences; includes telegrams and one letter dated January 5th, [1916? 1917?] marked by H.S. 'for use only if necessary'. Hand-written

Steele, Harwood

Correspondence - Individuals: H.D.B. Ketchen, [1912], 1915-1918

Letters sent to SBS from H.D.B. Ketchen, many written while he was active in the field, serving as a Brigadier General, during the First World War. Many of these letters were marked by Harwood Steele as being "For Use Only if Necessary" and an enclosed list indicates which letters were so marked. Hand-written

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Correspondence - Individuals: Roger Pocock, 1905-1915

Correspondence – Individuals: Roger Pocock Correspondence with Roger Pocock, largely incoming, although includes SBS’s article he wrote, entitled: “Conduct of Irregular Horse” for Pocock’s book: The Frontiersman’s Pocketbook; many of the letters are written on Legion of Frontiersman letterhead, and includes early letters regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and a printed brochure about this organization. The 1910 letter discusses Steele’s book, and goes into detail about Roger’s view of politics, the boy scouts, theatre, his lecture tour, etc. The 1914-1915 letters discuss the war, Steele and Pocock’s roles in the war, and Pocock’s comments about Harwood’s writing and the publication of his first book of poetry. Handwritten; Typewritten

Pocock, Roger

Daily Diary, G.O.C. Canadian Training Division

Large bound diary with printed directory in front of book. The book was probably kept in a central office with different persons making hand-written entries; some typed memoranda glued in diary.

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

Denison, George T. A History of Cavalry From the Earliest Times: With Lessons for the Future. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913.

Denison, George T. A History of Cavalry From the Earliest Times: With Lessons for the Future. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. (inscribed to Colonel S.B. Steele C.B. “with the compliments of The Author”; Marie Steele has also written both Harwood Steele’s and S.B. Steele’s names in the front of the book)

Steele, Harwood

Divisional Orders - S.S. Megantic

Divisional Orders by Major General S.B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O., Commander 2nd Division C.E.F. Typewritten Divisional Orders issued between May 17th to May 22nd, 1915 for the S.S. Megantic. Includes correspondence and numbered orders; 12 pp.

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

French and Belgian Troop Reports

French and Belgian Troop Reports Reports on campaign operations in France and Belgium sent to SBS for his information; includes information on the Battles of St Eloi, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge; includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

French Troops - Notes/Reports

French Troops – Notes/Reports General Steele’s notes on the French Methods of Defence at Verdun. Handwritten; 4 pp.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: primarily related to the securing of personnel for military units and the question of Steele commanding a 2nd Canadian battalion; * includes a letter (dated 18 Nov 1914) from R.B.B. Bennett that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1914

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: Christmas greetings; includes a letter from Robert Baden-Powell; Mrs. D.W. Davis of Fort Macleod, and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

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.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including further correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication; letters of congratulations to Steele for his book, as well as being named Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: Reverend Canon Ronald Hilton, T. Bland Strange, Bethune Lindsay, and others; as well as a tenancy agreement and proof of Steele’s entry for a “Who’s Who” volume. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including a letter from Steele’s brother Godfrey, and other friends and acquaintances, including Bethune Lindsay. Handwritten.

Steele, Godfrey MacNeil

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall reminiscing about the Cypress Hills situation; from J.A. Rattray; from A.C. Macdonell writing from ‘the field’, and from other colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication, letters of congratulations and correspondence between Steele and his publisher regarding Steele’s displeasure with aspects of the publication; letters expressing sympathy to Steele for a recent accident in which he broke his shoulder; a letter and attached photograph from T. Bland Strange; and letters from other acquaintances and colleagues. Includes a letter written on Legion of Frontiersmen letter head from ? Taylor. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; including a letter sent from Sam to the publishers of his Memoirs; a letter from Sam to C.A. Harwood; a letter from M.I. Macleod, widow of N.W.M.P. Commissioner James F. Macleod, thanking Sam for sending a copy of his book and commenting on the mention of her husband in said book, and letters received from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes three letters Sam wrote to his brother-in-law discussing his changing role within the First World War command; incoming letters of introduction and reference, and a letter from Louis J. Lipsett, recently appointed Commander of the 3rd Canadian Division, thanking Steele for his letter of congratulations. There is also a letter with two photographs sent to Sam from Major C.B. Strutt. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from Steele requesting information on a person he has been asked to recommend; a letter from a family friend in Winnipeg; a letter from A.C. Macdonell; and a proposed program of entertainment in support of the Moore Memorial. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the publishing of the “Forty Years” book ; letters of congratulations for Steele’s promotion to Major-General; a letter concerning suggested improvements to the Ross rifle, a letter from his brother Godfrey, a letter sent to his brother-in-law discussing, among other things, his plan to sue writer W.T.R. Preston for libel and other correspondence from family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: congratulatory letters and correspondence with colleagues and friends including A.C Macdonell who describes his actions with the 1st Canadian Mounted Brigade, etc.; also a funeral service program for Zachary Taylor Wood with an accompanying letter to Sam from his widow. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell, and two hand-written letters sent from SBS to C.A. Harwood, describing events at Shorncliffe and general military matters, and letters from other friends such as Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Bishop Arthur Beliveau of Manitoba; J.B. Mitchell; Lord Dundonald; and other colleagues and family members ; one letter to brother-in-law, dated December 3rd, is marked by H.S. as ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from brother Jim; John McDougall, Mrs. D.W. Davis and others, many thanking Steele for the received copy of his book. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from John McDougall, Colonel J.T. Fotheringham, and other family and friends; * letter from [S.A. Alderson](dated 3 Mar 1916) that H.S. marked ‘for use only if necessary.’ Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including two from “Brooke.” Handwritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; Letters from friends, including correspondence related to the death of Elmes Henderson while serving with the Hazara Pioneers, and a letter and card acknowledging sympathies received on the death of E.J. Brooks. Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues; a letter Steele sent to C.A. Harwood discussing his military situation (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and a notice of a memorial service planned for Lord Kitchener and others at Folkestone. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends; A.C. Macdonell writes about his son Ian’s death in a World War I battle; and a letter from J. Byng explains why Harwood Steele cannot attend a [?] Staff School. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonell , A. Cameron , Sir

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from A.C. Macdonell and C. [Donnelly] who both had sons killed in recent battles; letters from other acquaintances and colleagues, including Louis Lipsett, and James Harding, a former A Battery Kingston and NWMP officer who served with SBS; and an interesting letter from A.C. Harwood (Gus), discussing his efforts to get “fair play” for Steele in Canada. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from military colleagues and other friends; a letter from R.D. Waugh, Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba; also a letter from Steele’s doctor declaring him to be in good health and fir for “any work that a healthy man of his age can undertake.” Handwritten; Typewritten.

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

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from John McDougall, from D.H. McMillan, brother Jim and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McDougall, John Alexander, 1854-1928

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from D.H. McMillan; [George Mills]; [?Perry]; and [Reg]. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1916

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes Christmas greetings; letters from colleagues, family and friends wondering about changes to the military leadership; and a letter complete with poem from a woman who sent Steele the very first pair of socks she ever knitted. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter with attached photograph from Lieutenant Eric Smith; and letters from many other friends and colleagues. Handwritten; Typewritten.

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from families of men killed in the war thanking Steele for his letters of sympathy; letters from family members; and letters from friends including [J.T.] Fotheringham and [H.J. Creedy]. Handwritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from former colleagues; letters of thanks for recommendations received; a letter with attached narrative on the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade written by H.D.B. Ketchen; letter from Vivian T. Bartram discussing, among other things, the upcoming Canadian Federal election and correspondence with other family and friends, including a letter written, 1 April, from SBS to C.A. Harwood (and marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); and other letters between C.A. Harwood and SBS, and a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald regarding Steele’s treatment by the Canadian Military (includes copies). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: W.D. Bruce, Fred B. Denison, Edward Evans, A.M. Jarvis, Ellen Gill, and others; a letter sent to Captain Bennett Goldney with a message for Steele from Queen Alexandra; *also letters sent from SBS to his cousin James B. Clarke, and to his brother-in-law, C.A. Harwood, re: Steele’s treatment by the ‘Canadian Authorities’, ( letters marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’); several copies of the May 4th letter to A.C. Harwood; a copy of a letter SBS wrote to Colonel Fortescue, Comptroller R NWMP with suggestions about the Police Force and the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters to and from R.J. Gwynne; D.H. McMillan; Robert Johnstone; Hugh Macdonald (both son and grandson of J.A. Macdonald; C.A. Harwood and others; comments on recently imposed conscription in Canada; sympathy acknowledgement; Steele’s recent trip to France, etc.; some French language text; and SBS”s treatment by the Canadian Military. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Gwynne, R.J.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Margaret Ketchen; James Brierley, J.B. Mitchell,[?] Johnston (Calgary Herald); A.M. Jarvis, etc.; two letters from Steele’s brother Jim; and Steele’s correspondence with W. McInnes, re: service record policy (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Bessie Borden acknowledging Steele’s letter of sympathy on the death of her husband, Sir Frederick Borden; a letter from brother Jim; two letters from [J.C. MacDougall] visiting in London; a letter of thanks from W.P. Bull, a letter from brother-in-law C.A. Harwood, and other letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from colleagues, family and friends; often requesting Steele’s assistance, or responding to his requests for their assistance; includes a letter with a message from Queen Alexandra; also a set of correspondence sent to family members James Clarke and C.A. Harwood chronicling SBS’s concern about his role within the Overseas Canadian Military; also a copy of SBS’s prepared sketch for the “Who’s Who” edition. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Clarke, J.B.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters from Sam to his brother-in-law Gus (C.A. Harwood), and to his friend Sir Hugh J. Macdonald; and letters received from various family and friends. Included is SBS’s service record and letters written by SBS to protest his planned ‘superannuation’ ; he includes a service record, which is commented on by his son Harwood Steele; also a note from his physician Henry Morris, and other general correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Harwood, C.A.

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes a telegram sent to General T.B. Strange from the Steele’s on the passing of his wife; letters received from Hugh Macdonald; Thomas [Blaney], and from other family and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and colleagues, including: Marion Steele, A.M. Jarvis, William P. Bull, C.N. Bell, Julie Lewis, Hugh J. Macdonald, C.B. Reilly, etc.; includes a letter from R. Stewart Patterson with an attached listing of officers and staff of Canadian Military Companies. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Bull, William Perkins, 1870-1948

General Correspondence - 1917

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: Steele’s letters to General Rattray; Hugh Macdonald (with duplicates); C.B. Reilly; and incoming letters from colleagues, friends, and family; includes letters from the Perkins Bull family (London), and Mollie Niblett. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes many letters from family and friends offering Steele congratulations on his recent knighthood; includes a letter from Prime Minister R.L. Borden; also letters revolving around SBS’s campaign to oppose his forced retirement, and request to remain active in the Canadian Military War campaign. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes medical advice for Steele; information from the Motherland Masonic Lodge; “Overseas Estate” related correspondence; and letters from friends and acquaintances, including a letter from Sir John W. Carson responding to Steele’s extended sympathy on the loss of his son, killed on a battlefield in France, etc. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; includes letters of reference provided for others from Steele, and personal letters to his friend Jack (John) Kerr; incoming correspondence around regret at Steele’s retirement, a letter from SBS to Minnie [Carstairs] describing his retirement plans, etc. (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’) and a letter received from Lord Dundonald. Handwritten; Typewritten

McMillan, Daniel Hunter

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from family and friends: J.N. Turner, John Carson, Lord Dundonald and others. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters related to Steele’s retirement and prospective return to Canada; and letters from colleagues and friends. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from Hugh J. Macdonald in which he discusses, among other things, his father’s (Sir John A. Macdonald) high esteem of Steele; a letter from [A.M. Jarvis], with the Canadian Corps; and a letter from [?] Main, responding to sympathies on the death of his son in the War. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Jarvis, A.M.

General Correspondence - 1918

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; letters from family and friends, including J. Lyons Biggar, Lord Dundonald and others, as well as Masonic Lodge(s) correspondence. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Biggar, J.L. , Major

General Correspondence - 1918, 1969

General Correspondence – Personal letters, outgoing, copies of letters written by SBS to C.A. Harwood, Hector McInnes: and Major General J.W. Carson; several copies of each letter; includes explanatory notes written by Harwood Steele (marked by H.S. ‘for use only if necessary’). Handwritten; Typewritten.

Carson, J.W., Sir Major General

Gilbert, Gerald. The Evolution of Tactics. The Pall Mall Military Series. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1907.

Gilbert, Gerald. The Evolution of Tactics. The Pall Mall Military Series. London: Hugh Rees, Limited, 1907. (inscribed on inside front cover: ‘To Col SB Steele, C.B.M.V.O. with the seasons best wishes [A…] Xmas ’08; also signed ‘S.B. Steele’ in Marie’s handwriting)

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

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