Guide to the Richard Wyatt Collection, circa 1930-circa 1939
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Richard Wyatt Collection
Dates: circa 1930-circa
Physical Description: 1.67
Language of Materials:
Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Richard Wyatt lived in China during the
1930s, and was an active member of the Boy Scouts Association in Shanghai. As part of
the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop, Wyatt became one of the most highly decorated Scouts
in Shanghai troop history, earning the highest level of badges available to Scouts at
that time. The collection consists of the shirt from Wyatt’s Boy Scout uniform, which
also includes the numerous badges and cords awarded to Wyatt.
Richard Wyatt lived in China during the 1930s, and was an active member of the Boy
Scouts Association in Shanghai. As a part of the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop, Wyatt
became one of the most highly decorated Scouts in Shanghai troop history. He was one of
very few holders of the Bushman's Thong (for outdoor skill), the King's Scout
Badge (for community service), and Gold Cords (18 proficiency badges), which when all
held together was the highest achievement possible for a Scout. He now lives in
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Genre/Form of Material:
Jessica Geiser, 2013
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Scope and Contents
The Richard Wyatt Collection consists of the shirt from Wyatt’s Boy Scout uniform, which
he wore as a member of the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop. Attached to the shirt are the
numerous badges and awards earned by Wyatt as a Scout, including the Bushman's
Thong, King's Scout Badge and Gold Cords, which as a group were the highest
achievements possible for a Boy Scout in the 1930s.
Box 1, Item 1
Shanghai Boy Scout Shirt with Attached Badges and Cords,
ca. 1930-ca. 1939