Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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The Boy Scouts organization was founded in 1908 in England by Robert Baden-Powell, soon became popular around the world. Troops were founded in Britain, America and, and as this letter shows, the Gold Coast of Africa, then a British colony, and now the nation of Ghana. This letter, which may have been part of an international pen-pal program, covers scouting topics like hiking and camping, but also dips into the political arena. The author asks, at the end, �Please how do you think of the war which is so terrible and rageous? Is there nobody in your country who is going to cease them?� This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Publication Date

1915

Time Period

1910-1919

Geographic Location

Ghana

Object Type

text

Format (original)

document

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PDF

Digital ID

MSS_658_Ansal_1915a

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

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Manuscripts

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Mississippi State University

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For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Letter, Prince Albert Ansah, Coomassie, Gold Coast, West Africa, to American Boy Scout Friend, 1915

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