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Pearce to Unwin

Pearce informs Miss Unwin that he has contatected Capt. Deane, concerning money he owes and assures her Capt. Deane will soon pay.

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Miss Unwin to Pearce

Miss Unwin sends Pearce an unpaid bill Capt. Deane owes to the Ladies Work Reformatory for the purchase of 220 lbs. Of of marmalade.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce writes to Steele requesting him to resolve the Ladies Work Depository's request for payment of bill for supplying 200lbs of marmalade to the NorthWest Mounted Police detachment in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele tells Pearce he is not in contact with Captain Deane and will therefore find it difficult to get payment to the Ladies Work Depository for the cost of marmalade purchased for the NorthWest Mounted Police detachment in Lethbridge, Alberta

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Pearce to Davidson

Pearce sends Davidson his Detailed Report upon All Claims to land and Right to Participate in the North-West Half-Breed Grant. He also explains his role in approving French Half Breed land claims in Prince Albert prior to the 1885 rebellion. He claims his actions reduced the participation of this group.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, who is commanding "E" Division of the South Africa Constabulary in South Africa, a general update of news in Canada. Topics include the Frank Slide, land speculation in western Canada, Pearce's desired superannuation, American immigration and the loyalty of British immigrants to the Crown.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearces sends Steele a general report on news and events in Canada while Steele is commanding the "n" Division of the North Arfrican Constabulary. Topics include livestock brought from the U.S., immigrant Chinese labour, the Alaska Boundary Dispute, the Canadian labour market, and the health of the crops on the Prairies.

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Pearce to Unkown Correspondent

Pearce acknowledges receipt of a letter of introduction from Steele. An unidentified acquaintance of Steele's (most likely his nephew) attempted to visit Pearce in Calgary but he was not home.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce advises Steele on prospective land purchases in Alberta, particularly around Sounding Lake. He notes that they can together make wiser investments in the future.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a general update on events in Canada. Land speculation has receded and Pearce tells Steele he can help him acquire some land in Alberta. Other events commented on include the Chamberlain crusade on tariff reform and the Alaskan Boundary Dispute.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, still serving as a commander in the South African Constabulary in Pretoria, general news and events in Canada. Topics include Pearce's aid in Steele purchasing a farm in Alberta, federal politics, and British-American relations.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce congratuates Steele on his appointment to cammond of the military forces in the Yukon an to becoming a Member of Council for the Distrct. Pearce also recommends his friend Billy Jones, soon to be in the region, for any support Steele can offer.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce an overview of his military activities in South Africa.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce his general impression of the South African region he is working in. He gives his impressions of the natural environment, the wildlife, and the native peoples.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce his perspective on the state of British colonial acitivities in South Africa and Canada with a view to promoting British identity. He also discusses his desire to settle in western Canada.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce a general description of his experiences in South Africa. He includes brief comments on the Boers, colonialism, and the natural surroundings.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele describes to Pearce the trouble in South Africa finding labour to work in the mines. He writes that mineowners are considering contracting Asian labourers and asks for Pearce's impression of this solution in light of the Canadian labour experience.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter telling him he tried to see him in his hotel in Ottawa but Steele did not appear to wish to see him.

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Pearce to Shanks

Pearce responds to accusations from Norman Fergus Black that the Canadian government's mishandling of land claims in the regions of St. Laurent was a contributing factor in the 1885 Rebellion. He also advices Mr. Shanks, Assitant Director General of Surverys, that he is sending him a copy of the Annual Report of the Albera Land Surveyors' Association for 1921. This report holds further commentary on the pre-1885 land claims issue. Finally, Pearce also includes a copy of his 1885 Half-Breed Outbreak Report.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce a general report on conditions in South Africa during the conflict between the British and the Boers. He mentions civilian prisoners, fighting, and farming in South Africa.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele makes inquiries concerning the seasonal state of farming in western Canada.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele comments to Pearce on the prospects of settling in western Canada for himself and other military officers in the South African Constabulary.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce to pick out and purchase a nice piece of land for him in western Canada. He wishes to settle down as a farmer when he returns to Canada. Steele also comments on the quality of the men serving in Southern Africa.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele thanks Pearce for inquiring into the purchase of land in western Canada.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce many questions about his chances to return to western Canada and purchase a farm. He also informs Pearce on the conditions in Sourth Africa, the climate, and the quality of local labour.

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Steele to Pearce

Three related notes on hotel letterhead documenting Pearce's efforts to meet with Steele during his time in Ottawa.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a general news letter. His topics include, the Alaskan Boudary decision, Asian immigration, potential war with Russia and Japan, and British politics.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele some news concerning inside politics at Ottawa.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter in South Africa giving him a general report of events in Canada includig the development of railways on the Prairies, crops and irrigation. Investment opportunities in natural resources are also mentinoed.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce to determine if his application for the Red River Expedition Medal has been received and processed by Colonel Wainwright or Griffith.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, Commanding "E" Dvision, of the South Africa Constabulary in Pretoria, a general review of Canadian politics, including harvest news and internal Department of Interior news.

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Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce a general description of his life in South Africa as he serves in the "E" Division of the South African Constabulary.

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter in South Africa giving him a general report of events in Canada includig the development of railwasys on the Prairies, crops and irrigation, and sporting events

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Pearce to Steele

Pearce sents Steele, still commanding "E" Division in Pretoria for the South African Constabulary, general information on events in western Canada. Topics include a harsh spring in Alberta, land speculation in Southern Alberta, and Pearce's desire for superannuation.

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J.S. Denis to William Pearce

Denis assures Pearce that the Board of Examiners of Surveyors will meet with quorum in Winnipeg to approve his bona fide surveyor's certification.

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H.H. Smith to William Pearce

The Toronto General Trusts Coroporation asks Pearce to give an estimated value to two properties in and near Calgary.

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R.A. Gibson to Pearce

Gibson responds to Pearce's request for maps of settlements and HBC posts in the West.

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Pearce to Prof. Mavor

Pearce informs Mavor the Royal Society is not interested in publishing his manuscript

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Pearce to Stead

Pearce thanks Stead for recommending publishing in a newspaper, anticipates the Royal Society will publish it.

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Stead to Pearce

Stead informs Pearce that he might consider selliing his manuscript to libraries

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Burpee to Pearce

Burpee informs Pearce the Royal Society cannot afford to publish Pearce's manuscript.

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Robert Stead to Pearce

Stead recommends to Pearce to try publishing his manuscript in serial form in a newspaper, recommends the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Pearce to Macdonald

Pearce laments the lack of financial support for writers from universities and the private sector. Reports his manuscript is now in the Dominion Archives and Calgary Public Library.

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Pearce to Harry Steadman

Pearce sends Steadman a copy of his manuscript and asks Steadman to comment on it. Observes that Dr. Adam Shortt at the "Archives Branch of the Dominion Government" has preserved a copy of the manuscript in the Archives.

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Pearce to Hon. James McKay

Pearce asks McKay if he has read his manuscript. Tells him the Royal Society has "totally fallen down" on publication, requests McKay pass the manuscript to Haultain

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Steadman to Pearce

Steadman congradulates Pearce on his manuscript. Approves of the Pearce's style of refraining from mentioning personal experiences. Speculates on possible sources of support for publication.

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Harry Steadmand to Pearce

Steadman returns Pearce's manuscript and comments that Colonel Denis should assist Pearce in publication

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Walter Huckvale to Pearce

Mayor Huckvale acknowledges receipt of Pearce's manuscript and thanks him for the opportunity to read it.

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Pearce to C.B. Waagen

Pearce sends his manuscript to Mrs. C.B. Waagen for review. He notes the positive comments of Steadman and his objective style of not writing personal observations.

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Perace to Hon. Justice Tweedie

Pearce sends his manuscript to Hon. Justice Tweedie for comment, quotes Steadman's endorsement emphasizing his objective ommissions of personal experience.

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Pearce to J.N. Wallace

Pearce requests Wallace quickly read and return the copy of his manuscript he sent.

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Pearce to Steadman

Pearce thanks Steadman for his complements concerning his manuscript, laments the fact that many view it favourably but no one will assist in publication.

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Pearce to Mrs. Waagen

Pearce explains to Mrs. Waagen the inspiration for writing his historical manuscript.

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Pearce to Mr. D. Stewart Wallace

Pearce informs University of Toronto Librarian, Mr. Wallace, that he will send him his requested copy of his manuscript as soon as he has his copies returned.

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Pearce to Wallace

Pearce responds to Wallace's comments concerning his manuscript. In particular, Pearce defends his description of the headquarters and leadership of the N.W.M.P.

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Prof. Harold Innis to Pearce

Prof. Innis thanks Pearce for a copy of his manuscript, tells him it the library appreciates material from 'western old-timers.'

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H.C. Oswald to Pearce

Oswald tells Pearce he will return his copy of Pearce's manuscript and requests to copy some portions.

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Pearce to Hon. Mr. Justice Beck

Pearce asks Hon. Mr. Justice Beck to read his manusript. Pearce points out the commendable objectivity of his work, the approval of acquaintances, and the fact Dr. Adam Shortt of the Archives Branch of the Dominion Government" has place a copy in their holdings.

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Pearce to H.C. Oswald

Pearce tells Oswald he will send him a copy of his manuscript as soon as he can. He laments the cost of publishing and the state of his own finances.

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Pearce to Prof. Chester Martin

Pearce requests Prof. Martin to return his manuscript and says he is not opposed to the Provincial Librarian of Manitoba, Mr. Healy, making a copy for his institution.

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Pearce to Walter Huckvale

Pearce requests Mayor Huckvale return his copy of Pearce's manuscript and laments Huckvale's misspelling of his name.

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Pearce to J. McCartney Wilson

Pearce sends J. McCartney Wilson a copy of his manuscript. Explains how his manuscript began in 1915 with a request to prepare a paper on the Canadian Pacific Railway title to lands, notes that no other living man had his experiences in settlement and the Department of the Interior accepted upwards of "99%" of his recommendations concerning squatters' claims.

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Hewitt Bostock to Pearce

Bostock asks permission from Pearce to discuss with Dr. Adam Shortt and Dr. Doughty of the Dominion Archives the possibility of placing a copy of his manuscript in their institution.

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Hon. Justice Scott to Pearce

Scott tells Pearce he found his manuscript most interesting and important, recommends consulting the four western provinces to finance publication

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Pearce to Justice Scott

Pearce responds to Scott's comments on his manuscript discussing the federal government's decision on the interpretation of the western boundary of the 'fertile belt' and the Red River Navigation Company.

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Pearce to Norquay

Pearce tells Norquay he is intimately involved in the surveys resulting from the Manitoba Act and he is more acquainted with the facts of Western settlement than "any man living."

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J. McCartney Wilson to Pearce

J. McCartney Wilson recommends consulting historical societies for publication support, notes J.E.A. MacLeod is President of new historical society in Calgary.

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Pearce to J. McCartney Wilson

Pearce thanks McCartney Wilson for his positive comments. Notes he had a particularly important role in surveying the West. He claims he was not a source of discontent for the of the "Halfbreed Outbreak of '85" and the trial of Riel.

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Norquay to Pearce

Norquay thanks Pearce for a copy of his manuscript. Promises to read and comment.

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Mary C. Waagen to Pearce

Waagen compliments Pearce on his manuscript and recommends consulting the C.P.R. for financial support in publication

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Pearce to Mary Waagen

Pearce responds to Waagen's comments. He wishes to avoid personal reminiscences in his manuscript. Discusses potential publication support including the Montreal Gazette, and the C.P.R.

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Pearce to University of Toronto Library

Pearce tells W.S. Wallace of the University of Toronto Library that he cannot afford to give them a copy of his manuscript but they are free to have a copy made.

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F.W.C. Cuming to Pearce

Cuming responds to Pearce's request for information concerning the old plan of the survey for lots along the Red River and Assiniboine Rivers authorized by the Hudson's Bay Company and completed by "a Mr.Taylor."

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D.C. Coleman to Pearce

Coleman replied to Pearce concerning allegations of corruption amongst Canadian Dominion government employees.

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Pearce to A.M. Nanton

Pearce justifies to Nanton the negative comments in his manuscript concerning the Hudson's Bay Comppany's negative influence on western settlement, cites on going water reserves problems in Southern Alberta.

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Pearce to H.H. Smith

Pearce defends his manuscript concerning the case of Chief Justice Wood's decision in the case of Hudson's Bay Company versus Attorney-General.

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F.M. Black to Pearce

Black thanks Pearce for the requested article, promises to find time for the paper's presenation at the Chartered Accountant's Convenvtion in Banff.

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E.Deville to Pearce

E. Deville, former Surveyor General of Canada, informs Pearce when the Dominion government changed the river lot system to "regular system" for surveys of rivers in the Northwest Territories.

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D.S. Robertson to Pearce

D.S. Robertson inquires if he can acquire copies of Pearce's collection of photograph concerning Western Canadian history.

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