Gordon family papers, 1802-1946.
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...
The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912 when Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls at her home in Savannah, Georgia. By the next year they became the Girl Scouts of the United States. By the 1920s troops were forming overseas as well. Low was inspired to start the Girl Scouts after she met Robert Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, in 1911. Beginning with Lou Henry Hoover, the incumbent First Lady has served as the Honorary Pr...
Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, (b. Paddington, London, England, 22 February- d. 1857 January 1941, Nyeri, British Kenya), British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Boy Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell authored the first editions of the seminal work Scouting for Boys, which was an inspiration for the Scout Movement. From...
William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...
Juliette Gordon Low (b. Oct. 31, 1860, Savannah, Ga.-d Jan. 17, 1927, Savannah), founder of the Girl Scouts of America. From the description of Low, Juliette Gordon, 1860-1927 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569390 Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) was born in Savannah to William and Eleanor Gordon. She married William Mackay Low in 1886. She is the founder of the Girl Scouts organization in the United States. She died in Savannah in 1927 and is bu...
Wife of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and leader of the Girl Scout movement. From the description of Letter, 1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367573878 ...
The progenitor of the family in Georgia was Ambrose Gordon (1751-1804) who came to this state from Monmouth County, New Jersey, some time after the Revolutionary War. He settled in Augusta where he married Elizabeth Mead(e), by whom he had several children; he later moved to Savannah. One son, William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), referred to hereinafter as W.W. Gordon I, was named for Lt. Col William Washington under whom Ambrose Gordon served in the Revolution. There is only one Ambrose Gordo...