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Baden-Powell on the Relief of Mafeking

BADEN-POWELL, Sir Robert, 1st Baron (1857-1941). Founder of the Boy Scout movement.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Stewart in Edinburgh, 2 pages 8vo on a folded sheet with address and postal cancellations on the reverse (torn in the centre), 25 June 1900. Writing from Rustenburg, which Baden-Powell and his men had captured on 14 June, expressing astonishment at the way in which news of the relief of Mafeking (17 May) had been received at home.
'... I can't tell you how welcome your budget of newspapers has been to all of us. We are much out of the way of news here, and the accounts of how the news of our Relief was received at home and the great interest that appears to have been taken in our doings, have been quite a revelation to us.'
The address-panel is also franked by Baden-Powell: 'Free on service /R Baden-Powell /M.General'
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