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Pocock Scrapbook (1901 - 1903)

Pocock's 1901-1903 scrapbook consisting of graphic and textual material related to his travels, publications, and involvement in the Boer War.

Scrapbook contains:
Photographs of Pocock's family, White Fraser's Troop in Strathcona's (some people in photo identified), and scenes and people of the Boer War.
Watercolour paintings of soldier from Boer War, seascapes, interior and exterior views of boats, landscape of camp during Boer War, and various portraits.
Maps of Egypt and South Africa.
Clippings of Lena Ashwell's plays and performances, Lena Ashwell's obituary, the Duke of Cornwall's visit to Canada, and various articles related to Pocock's interests. Also includes clippings of stories and articles written by Pocock including "The Cargador", "Sundered Hearts", and "The Trail of Red Macleod".
Brochure published by Pocock's father.
Imprint cuttings of New Orleans; cathedrals and buildings in Pouen, Teneriffe and other parts of Spain; Durban; South Africa; Zuzuland; Cape Town; and other regions of Africa.
Letters to and from Pocock, including one from A.J. Dawson, journalist and author.
Diary entries for the years 1901-1903 about his travels.
Certificate of discharge as Assistant Steward from the Ship, "Rossall" (1901).
Ephemera such as railway tickets, permission ships, travelling pass, list of men taking discharge in April 1902.

Pocock, Roger

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary; addresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1901

Black leather-bound; hand-written entries Includes identification form at front of diary, addrresses and cash accounts at back of diary

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

Pocket Diary, Personal - 1900

Burgandy leather-bound; hand-written entries with entries related to the Canadian Mounted Rifles and Lord Strathcona's Horse

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.

Letter to Marie from Ethel M. Fall

Handwritten letter to Marie from Ethel M. Fall of Kaalfontein, South Africa expressing her sympathy that Marie has been ill, and offering her assistance as the Steele family prepares to leave South Africa; the letter is dated September 21st, 1906.

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

Letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram

Handwritten letter to Marie from Vivian Bartram in Ottawa, asking Marie to write to the War Office to secure his passage with hers to South Africa; the letter is dated October 1st, 1902.

Bartram, Vivian T.

Letter to Marie from [Eliot] Hardy

Handwritten letter to Marie from Ethel Hardy of Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa, thanking the Steele's for the photographs sent them and wishing the family well as they depart from South Africa. The letter is dated September 27th, 1906.

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

Letter to Marie from Minnie Macdonell

Handwritten letter from Minnie Macdonell in Lethbridge to Marie, sharing her news and hoping their 'long voyage' went well; the letter is dated December 4th, [1902].

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Letter to Marie from Secretary, Toronto I.O.D.E.

Handwritten letter from the secretary (Caroline Margaret Land) of the Toronto I.O.D.E. wishing Marie the best on her journey to South Africa, mentioning the Order's work in S.A. caring for soldiers' graves, and informing Marie that her membership in the I.O.D.E. has been processed. The letter is dated September 29th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from [C. Beckett]

Handwritten letter from [C. Beckett] of the War Office, London, replying to Marie about passages to South Africa. The letter is dated September 10th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Minnie Macdonell

Handwritten letter from Minnie Macdonell in Lethbridge to Marie in Montreal, explaining the small gifts she is sending and wishing she could see the family before they depart for South Africa. The letter is dated August 29th, 1902.

Macdonell, Minnie Sophia (Carstairs)

Letter to Marie from Grace (niece from Orillia)

Handwritten letter from Grace in Vancouver to Marie, discussing her move from Orillia to Vancouver; Grace describes meeting a returning soldier from South Africa (Meschendoff) who had served with SBS in Lord Strathcona's Horse. The letter is dated August 31st, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Fred White

Typewritten letter from Fred White, N.W.M.P. to Marie discussing the Pension Bill, and hoping to see Marie before she departs for South Africa; the letter is dated August 8th, 1902.

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

Letter to Marie from Secretary, Toronto I.O.D.E.

Handwritten letter from the secretary (Caroline Margaret Land) of the Toronto I.O.D.E. asking Marie to join the Order and take part in their work (caring for the Canadian soldier) in South Africa; the letter is dated June 10th, 1902. Attached with the letter is a listing of the Executive members of the Imperial Order of the Empire and the Children of the Empire, as well as an issue of their newsletter "Echoes" (June 1st, 1902).

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

Letters (drafts) from Marie to Mrs. Hilliam and to Meanea Saddlery Co.

Handwritten drafts of letters Marie has written; on one side of the paper to Mrs. Hilliam, and on the other to the Meanea Saddlery Company of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She disscusses with Mrs. Hilliam SBS's request that she come with the family to South Africa, and to Mr. Meanea she discusses a saddle order for her daughter.

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

Boer War Intelligence Map

A Boer War intelligence map for the Lydenburg District detaililng Boer Commando positions at Machadodorp; hand-drawn and labelled.

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

South African Goldfields - Map

Two hand-drawn map sheets drawn on the back of a memo form Showing Goldfields, roads, and names of Chiefs and their locations.

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

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