British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell autho Archive of 5 Autograph Letters and 1 Typed Letter Signed. South Africa. 4to. and 8vo. 8 pp.
$ 2,694 / 2.500 €
The first to Hays asking him to have a look at the B.S.A.P. Sergeants Mess 'and see if you think it would do for a women and children's hospital', the second addressed to Mrs Panzera, torn with some loss including signature, the third a typed letter to General Snyman, saying that as they have a Roman Catholic priest, the Rev Father Ogle who speaks French fluently, and who has undertaken to attend the French prisoners, there will be no need for Mr Esbil to come, each 1 page, 4to, another letter to Mrs McCalmont apologising that Siege stamps have now become very rare and that he has not one of his own, but saying that he will try and get her one; the final 2 letters on South African Constabulary letterhead, one to Hancock, the first proposing to send Captain Spriggs (an Australian) over to Cleveland to manage the horse depot there, and the last to Sir Walter thanking him 'so much for your letters re Immigration of Coolies, and recommending young Mr Hannay' but fearing that they shall hardly find a place for him as they are overcrowded with applicants..