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    Post by opcmh.jb on Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:32 am

    Hello: Just registered, Looking for any diaries or notes of Steele's Scouts activities after leaving Edmonton until the end...more specifically April 13th to July 26th, 1885...thank you....jack bates
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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:36 am

    Hello Jack! Thanks for joining us!

    I don't know much about Steele's scouts, but I'm sure someone will come up with some good information for you. We are steadily getting more info on the forum daily so something should turn up soon.

    Thanks!
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    Post by opcmh.jb on Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:57 am

    Thank you Dale, I do have some of the available books but always looking, I will enjoy the forum....jack
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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:59 am

    opcmh.jb wrote:Hello: Just registered, Looking for any diaries or notes of Steele's Scouts activities after leaving Edmonton until the end...more specifically April 13th to July 26th, 1885...thank you....jack bates


    Hello Jack:

    Have you contacted the University of Alberta Libraries about the Sir Samuel Steele Collection? I don't know if it's accessible by the public, but I now it contains Steele's private correspondence, manuscipt memoirs, diaries and many other interesting items.

    http://www.library.ualberta.ca/mediaroom/collection/qa/index.cfm#3

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    Post by opcmh.jb on Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:08 am

    Hi Adam: I was at Glenbow a couple of years ago but not the Univ. Since the acquisition of the collection, the last word was neither had quite finished cataloging and dislpay. Sort of waiting for that sometime soon. Thanks for responding and I'll check the site you referred to.....jack
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    Post by RNR on Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:56 am

    Jack,

    You are probably aware of this but Steele published a memoir in 1915 of his time in the NWMP and the Boer War. It was entitled "Forty Years in Canada: Reminiscences of the Great North-West with Some Account of His Service in South Africa." Origionally published by Dodd, Mead & Co. it was republished in 2000 by Prospero Books. While this book has been sitting on my shelf for years I have not given it a thourough read yet but he spends some time talking about the rebellion, not sure how detailed it is though or if it it will suit your needs.

    Chris
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    Post by qsamike on Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:43 am

    Hello All....

    The Steele collection was purchased by the Government of Alberta..... The papers etc. were sent to the Alberta Archives and are being digitally photographed and will be on line according to my contacts sometime in the spring or summer of 2010..... The Medals, Uniforms, Swords, Weapons and Equipment (for the Boer War and up to WW1 period) are in the Glenbow Museum here in Calgary..... I had the honour along with a couple of other members of the CMHS of sorting through the items and cataloging them for the Glendow, I looked after the medals and badges in the collection..... When the new 4th floor opens at the Glendow in February there will be a special room / display set aside strictly for Steele.... They did have the medals on display for a few months in the Maverick's of Alberta before it was closed for renovations.....

    There is a book available covering the period after his command of the Strathcona's and the work he did with Baden-Powell trying to form in South Africa a police unit based on the NWMP..... It is called No Colours, No Drums, the Canadians in the South African Constabulary..... (I have a couple of copies).....

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    Post by opcmh.jb on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:02 am

    I have the book thanks Chris and I will make a trip to see the collection when it is public. I would take the trip sooner if I could "early bird" it Mike!!....regards jack
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    Post by qsamike on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:23 am

    Hi Jack.....

    I will post the date that it is available for viewing.....

    Mike

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