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General Correspondence - 1905

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes a letter from A.[O.] Vaughn regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen in South Africa, and a letter from the Secretary of the Legion noting a change of name from "Preliminary Committee" to "General Council". Handwritten.

Cowan , George

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes one outgoing letter from Steele and a letter from A.C. Macdonell, writing from Battleford on Royal North-West Mounted Police stationary . Also includes letters and a draft Legion of Frontiersmen programme sent to SBS from the L of F secretary regarding financing for the Legion. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonell, Albert Edward Cortland

General Correspondence - 1906

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes several letters from family members, acquaintances, and a book order list. Also includes a letter from George Heaney regarding the Legion of Frontiersmen in South Africa. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

General Correspondence - 1907

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; includes letters from Hugh J. Macdonald, R. Baden-Powell, etc. as well as a membership notice from the Legion of Frontiersmen. Handwritten; Typewritten.

Baden-Powell, Robert

General Correspondence - 1915

General Correspondence – Personal letters, re: various matters; including correspondence related to the “Forty Years” publication, letters of congratulations and correspondence between Steele and his publisher regarding Steele’s displeasure with aspects of the publication; letters expressing sympathy to Steele for a recent accident in which he broke his shoulder; a letter and attached photograph from T. Bland Strange; and letters from other acquaintances and colleagues. Includes a letter written on Legion of Frontiersmen letter head from ? Taylor. Handwritten; Typewritten

Macdonald, Hugh John, Sir

Correspondence - Individuals: Roger Pocock, 1905-1915

Correspondence – Individuals: Roger Pocock Correspondence with Roger Pocock, largely incoming, although includes SBS’s article he wrote, entitled: “Conduct of Irregular Horse” for Pocock’s book: The Frontiersman’s Pocketbook; many of the letters are written on Legion of Frontiersman letterhead, and includes early letters regarding the start-up of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and a printed brochure about this organization. The 1910 letter discusses Steele’s book, and goes into detail about Roger’s view of politics, the boy scouts, theatre, his lecture tour, etc. The 1914-1915 letters discuss the war, Steele and Pocock’s roles in the war, and Pocock’s comments about Harwood’s writing and the publication of his first book of poetry. Handwritten; Typewritten

Pocock, Roger

2.3 Publications by Others

Subseries consists of biographies or obituaries about Pocock and publications from or about the Legion of Frontiersmen. Many of these publications were written after Pocock's death and were likely not a part of his personal items.

Legion of Frontiersmen Handbook: East Cheshire Squadron [ca. 1905]

A handbook of the The Legion of Frontiersmen for the East Cheshire Squadron. This copy has a dedication bookplate printed on the front endpapers stating "This special copy was printed at the request of The East Cheshire Squadron for Roger Pocock whose ideals were the foundations of The Legion of Frontiersmen." No publication date is stated. It is accompanied by an envelope address to Capt. Charles Dudley in Berkshire, postdated 12 October [1905?].