1900 Baden-Powell letter to Lagmhor Estate


1900 Baden-Powell letter to Lagmhor Estate

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A two page handwritten letter from Robert Baden-Powell to the workers of the Lagmhor Estate, on South African Constabulary letterhead, a force which he set up after the relief of Mafeking, together with a signed photo of himself in Contabulary uniform locally made in South Africa. The Lagmhor Estate is at Tinwald in Mid-Canterbury and was at the time under the ownership of George Buckley, nephew of the McLean brothers who originally had the pastoral lease for the property from 1854. The letter thanks the staff of the farm for their greetings following Baden-Powell's successful leadership during the seige of the town of Mafeking during the Anglo Boer South African War.

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