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BADEN POWELL (Robert, Lord, 1857-1941, Defender of Mafeking & Founder of the Boy Scouts)

Typed Letter Signed with a fine full signature to E. A. Robinson thanking him for his "kindness in sending me the copies of 'The Mite'. It is quite the smallest book I have ever seen, and it is an interesting momento of my visit to Grimsby ...", 1 side A4, The Castle, Richmond, Yorkshire, 13th August

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  40471      £525

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BADEN-POWELL (Lady Olave, 1889-1977, World Chief Guide, Chief Commissioner for the Girl Guides, wife of Sir Robert)

Interesting but very badly Typed Letter Signed signed to Mrs Morley marked "Personal" saying she "could HIT myself, I am so CROSS with myself for not coming to see you to say good-bye or anyhow for not even TELEPHONING as I meant to to have a little last word before we left. But we rushed up to Kandy, you know, and when I got back there wasn't a moment. All the same qui s'excuse s'accuse - and I DO feel very ashamed ... you DO KNOW ... I mean every word of what I say in this accompanying letter, which is a more of less 'official' one of thanks ... Just use it as you like - put it in the press if you care to .. perhaps you would just like to ask Lady Stubbs what she thinks as possibly SHE might like to say something too about how pleased she was with the RALLY, as it was the first one with her as actually Island Commr. ... I know that all that Rally and the good state of Guiding NOW in the Island is so largely your doing, and though each succeeding Commissioner - Lady Southern and then Mrs Wodeman - all 'did their bit' THIS moment's organisation and the Rally is YOUR 'pigeon' - and I do congratulate you personally .. it is just splendid to see the thing so big so keen and so alive, and I am sure that Lady Stubbs will do all she can too to help you .. It HAS been so nice seeing you personally again like this and in the midst of your own triumph in your work ...", 2 sides 4to., P & O.S.N.Co. headed paper, S.S. 'Corfu', 18th November

Item Date:  1934
Stock No:  40463      £225

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BADEN-POWELL (Robert, Lord, 1857-1941, Defender of Mafeking & Founder of the Boy Scouts)

Exceptional early postcard photo signed "Robert Baden Powell" and dated with an autograph amendment next to the printed title "Chief of Scouts Lt Genl Baden Powell", he has overwritten the initials which must have been 'CB' with 'K.C.B.', the image shows him three quarters length in ceremonial scouting uniform & hat, leaning on a staff, 5½" x 3½", no place, November

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  55082      £1250

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BARROW (Sir John, 1764-1848, Secretary of the Admiralty)

Fine Autograph Letter signed to Richard Norman "with reference to you Letter of the 5th Instant relative to your son Lieutenant Henry Alan Norman, I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that your son was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on the 3rd of September 1841 and as he has not since been appointed to any ship it is presumed he will return to England. I am further to acquaint you that the commission promoting him is with the Chief Clerk of this office and will be delivered to any person authorised to receive it on the payment of the stamp duty of 5/- ...", 2 sides folio with integral autograph address leaf with seal, Admiralty, 13th September

Item Date:  1842
Stock No:  39680      £225

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BARROW (Sir John, 1764-1848, Secretary of the Admiralty)

Fine Autograph Letter signed to Sir Graham HAMOND (1779-1862, Admiral of the Fleet) saying that he has "laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 7th December ... enclosing on from Commodore Mason, on the subject of the storehouses at Valparaiso. I am commanded by their Lordships to signify their direction to you to cause one store only to be continued until further orders ...", 1 side folio, Admiralty, 9th March

Item Date:  1836
Stock No:  39681      £200

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