Correspondence and Notes on the Early History of the Boy Scouts of America
“Correspondence and Notes on the Early History of the Boy Scouts of America” was prepared by Edgar M. Robinson, a graduate and faculty member of Springfield College, who collected these documents while researching the history of the Boy Scouts. Most of the documents are letters written by Robert Baden-Powell, Ernest Thompson Seton, Daniel Carter Beard, and Ernest M. Robinson. From 1909-1910, many of the primary documents describing the boy scouts movement went missing. In this absence, Beard, Seton, and Baden-Powell all claim to have conceived of the Boy Scouts first. Throughout the letters, each vehemently argues that the other two contributed nothing of value to the movement.
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Blank pages were not digitized due to space limitations. The Boy Scouts Movement Timeline was written on the back of duplicates of a letter from Springfield College. These are not digitzed, as they are not relevant to the collected material.