Correspondence and Notes on the Early History of the Boy Scouts of America
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“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.
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.
|Robinson, Edgar Munroe (1867-1951)|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Alexander, John L., 1878-1932
Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941
Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941
Boyce, W. D. (William D.), 1858-1929
Heald, Charles E
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
Robinson, Edgar Munroe (1867-1951)
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
West, James Edward (May 16, 1876--May 15, 1948)
Boy Scouts of America
American Boy Scouts
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- Chicago citation style
- Robinson, Edgar Munroe (1867-1951). Correspondence and Notes on the Early History of the Boy Scouts of America. 1915-1940. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4361. (Accessed June 25, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Robinson, Edgar Munroe (1867-1951), (1915-1940) Correspondence and Notes on the Early History of the Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4361
- MLA citation style
- Robinson, Edgar Munroe (1867-1951). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4361>.