BADEN-POWELL, Robert, 1st Baron (1857-1941). Autograph letter signed, Ewhurst Place, Kent, 1 June 1915, at the time of the birth of his daughter, one page, 4to; autograph note signed to the Scoutmaster, Stable Cross Scouts, 23 August 1913, enclosing a bill for the troop's equipment for which Baden-Powell has advanced the money, 'This should eventually be repaid by the troop by earning money for jobs and by theatricals, concerts, rummage sales...' one page, 12mo; typed letter signed to Mrs Edwards, The Boy Scouts Association, London, 6 August 1918, a letter of condolence, 1 page, 4to; and autograph envelope. Together with: Olave BADEN-POWELL, four autograph letters signed, to Scouts, Scoutmasters and Mr Edwards, Gray Rigg, Dorset and Ewhurst Place, Sussex, 16 February 1914 and [n.d.], together 12 pages, 8vo.
Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boys Scouts in 1908, and from then on was heavily involved in the movement. He had met Olave St Clair Soames, thirty-two years his junior, on the ocean liner Arcadian in 1912, and their swift engagement caused a public sensation. (9)