Lot 649: Baden-Powell Robert


2015-07-10 15:43:07


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Lot 649: Baden-Powell Robert: (1857-1941) British Lieutenant General, Founder Of The Scout Movement. A Good T.L.S., Baden Powell, One Page, 4To, Buckingham Palace Road, London, 16Th December 1932, To Professor L. P. Jacks, On The Printed Stationery Of The Boy Scouts Association. Baden-Powell Writes €˜I Hope You Will Not Think It Very Presumptuous Of Me, But Knowing Your Interest In Our Doings In The Boy Scout Movement I Write At The Request Of Our Headquarters Committee To Ask Whether You Would Be Disposed To Become A Member Of Our Council’ And Continues €˜This Would Not Involve You In Any Financial Responsibility Or Special Work But It Would Put You In A Position To Give Us Suggestions As They May Occur To You And Would Enable Us From Time To Time To Ask Your Advice When Occasion Arises’. Baden-Powell Further Remarks That €˜The Movement Is In A Healthy And Flourishing Condition’ And Concludes €˜Personally I Should Feel Sincerely Grateful And Much Elated If You Would Join Us’. One Very Small Tear To The Central Fold At The Right Edge, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg Lawrence Pearsall Jacks (1860-1955) English Educator & Philosopher Whose Circle Of Associates Included George Bernard Shaw, Sidney And Beatrice Webb, And Oscar Wilde. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £250 - 350
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