RSS Baden Powell to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from South African Constabulary, Zuurfontein, Transvaal.

Thanking her for her kindness in sending him a copy of 'the very interesting record of your great work'. (i.e. Reminiscences of as great Crusade 1896 second edition 1899)

Administrative / Biographical History

Aug 1900 Sir Alfred Milner, having decided to establish a constabulary to police the country after the War, chose Baden Powell for the task of raising and training the force.

'a copy of the very interesting record of your great work'

'Reminiscences of a Great Crusade' (1896) by Josephine Butler, second edition 1899.

Biog: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden Powell (1857-1941); 1st Baron Baden Powell