General Correspondence – Congratulatory letters, re: Steele’s appointment to lead Strathcona’s Horse command in South Africa, etc. Includes a letter from his older step-brother, John Steele and a letter from A.M. Jarvis station at the Dalton Trail Post. Handwritten; Typewritten.
General Correspondence – Telegrams and many letters congratulating Steele for his military appointment to South Africa; includes letter from his brother Jim; a note from his former instructor at the Military School in Toronto, Sergeant Major Teddy Rundle; and a letter (with accompanying letter of testimony) from Henry Boyle-Runnals, a doctor who practiced in the Klondike. Boyle-Runnals provides a letter of testimony to swear to Steele's character and that he never saw him under the influence of alcohol. Included also is a letter from H.B. Jayne in which he discusses the upcoming Manitoba election, Clifford Sifton, and other politicians including James Allan Smart. Handwritten; Typewritten.
General Correspondence – Various personal letters including from William Ogilvie; A.R Macdonell; A.M. Jarvis; T.B. Strange; and a telegram sent to C.A. Harwood, re: police uniform. Handwritten; Typewritten.
General Correspondence – Letters sent to Sam Steele upon his return to England from the Boer War in South Africa; includes invitations, general congratulatory notes; and many inquiries from families of men enlisted in the Boer War. Handwritten; Typewritten.
General Correspondence – Incoming and outgoing, congratulatory correspondence; includes a confidential letter from Lord Strathcona expressing his disappointment that Sam is returning to South Africa rather than back to Canada, and a letter of reference written for a Captain Healy from Sam Steele. Handwritten; Typewritten.
Smith, Donald Alexander, Lord Strathcona, 1820-1914
General Correspondence – Personal letters, incoming and outgoing, re: various matters; further correspondence related to military forces being sent to Europe, and letters from family and friends; includes a hand-written letter to brother-in-law Beau (C.A. Harwood) discussing the pending war and Canadian military efforts, as well as the Escher investigation into the conduct of soldiers in the South African war. Handwritten; Typewritten.
Handwritten letter from Flora Steele at St. Urban's Academy in Montreal to her father in Winnipeg. Flora comments on her father's letter, mentioning her father's father. She has met a Lord Strathcona's veteran, Mr. John Barry, who served with Sam in South Africa, and she asks about Lord Milner. 3 pp.
Correspondence sent to Steele related to tying up loose ends and a letter sent to [Captain] Macdonnell from NWMP Commissioner Herchmer. Also includes a letter sent to SBS from F.L Cartwright, a NWMP officer who served with Steele in the Yukon, and now writing from Grand Forks, B.C. Cartwright discusses the injustice of SBS's removal from the Yukon, and expresses interest in signing up for the Boer War.
Telegrams sent to Steele from NWMP Comptroller Fred White and from Inspector Jarvis; also letters from Comptroller White informing Steele that he is being selected to lead a Western contingent of Infantry (many NWMP Officers) for the Boer War, and another letter providing details about his pay account.
Correspondence related to SAC commissions, including a letter from Minister F.W. Borden further explaining the role of the Canadian Government in recruitment for this force; letters from Sam discussing SAC commissions, etc.
Correspondence related to SAC commissions, and a letter from the Acting Military Secretary to His Excellency The Governor General, granting Steele a two month leave of absence, and directions about how to proceed with his charges agains Captain Fall.
Correspondence related to SAC commissions; a letter from the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War offering to purchase [comforts] for SAC, Canadian Contingent; a decision regarding Captain Fall; a letter from F.W. Borden; and a Royal Warrant confirming grant of Companion of the Bath (Military Division) to Colonel Steele dated 11 May 1901.
Correspondence related to preparations for establishing the Canadian contingent for SAC; includes a letter from R. Baden-Powell providing details on how Steele should proceed to organize his SAC "B" Division patrolling the Northern Transvaal region.
Correspondence related to preparations for outfitting the Canadian contingent for SAC; commission requests, and general matters; includes a letter to Steele from Colonel F.L. Lessard assuring Steele that he did not make derogatory comments about his character.
Correspondence related to SAC general activities; includes letters from Minister F.W. Borden on a variety of military matters; from Major Biggar detailing an incident resulting in the death of a number of Boers; and requests for confidential reports completed for all SAC officers.
Memos; applications for duty; requests for transfer; general matters; includes a letter to SAC Pretoria from Captain Birdwood with Steele's reply attached to the original letter; memoranda from Steele.
Applications for duty; general matters including a letter about locating suitable veterinarians for postings in South Africa; photocopies (by Harwood?) of memos sent from Robert Baden-Powell; a letter received from Lord Strathcona’s secretary.
Pretoria. Chinese Cordon related correspondence; general correspondence and memoranda sent from SAC headquarters in Johannesburg. Includes Steele’s correspondence involved in preparing to leave South Africa for England.
Post SAC-related correspondence. Includes a handwritten letter (and typewritten copy of same letter) written to "my dear Pilkington" in which SBS discusses the unfair treatment of SAC officers (18 Dec. 1907)