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Baden-Powell, Olave, 1889-1977

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1889 - 1977

Biographical History

Olave Baden-Powell (1889-1977) was the wife of Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Gilwell and leader of the Girl Scout movement.

Olave St Clair Soames was born on February 22, 1889, to Harold and Katherine Mary Hill Soames in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. She married Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell on October 30, 1912, St. Peter's Church, Parkstone, Dorset, England. She founded the worldwide Guiding movement, and in 1918 became Chief Guide for Britain; in 1930 she became World Chief Guide. She is thought to have visited 111 countries and taken 648 flights in her life-time. She led the Guides for forty years and was honoured by many countries for her tireless service. Olave died on June 25, 1977, in Bramley, Surrey, England, and was buried in Nyeri, Kenya, with her husband.

Citation:
Familysearch.org, via WWW, Apr. 6, 2016, (Olave St Clair Soames was born on February 22, 1889, to Harold and Katherine Soames in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England; She married Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell on October 30, 1912, St. Peter's Church, Parkstone, Dorset, England; Olave died on June 25, 1977, in Bramley, Surrey, England, and was buried in Nyeri, Kenya, with her husband; she founded the worldeide Guiding movement, and in 1918 became Chief Guide for Britain; in 1930 she became World Chief Guide; She is thought to have visited 111 countries and taken 648 flights in her life-time! She led the Guides for forty years and was honoured by many countries for her tireless service.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Gilwell collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8680
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials relating to the lives of Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Gilwell, and his wife Olave, as well as on The Scout Association in 1910. Materials are scans or digital reproductions of photographs, business and personal correspondence even with European royalty and nobility, books and published articles, reports or manuals, notes, and other ephemera and information relating to the Baden-Powell family, the development of the scouting movement, and...
Dates: approximately 1797-2015

Letter, 1922

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter, dated 24 May 1922, and addressed to "Lord Biship," perhaps Bishop Burrows of Sheffield, England. Baden-Powell declines and invitation to speach at "your Congress Meeting."

Dates: 1922

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