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    1917 James Naismith Handwritten Signed Letter with Signed Envelope.

    Date: July 1, 1917.

    Location: Laredo, Texas.

    Length in pages: Four.

    General Topics: Met with local citizens who "are concerned with clean living." Ready to go anywhere to do his "work."

    Quotation: "...I enclose a clipping from the [newspaper] 'Laredo Record' [note: this clipping "Welfare Committee of Anti-Vice League Hears Dr. Naismith" is present]...This town [Laredo] was the worst on the border last year..."

    Closing signature variation: "I love you so. Ever, Papa Jim."

    Mailing envelope: Yes, "J. Naismith" (Some water spotting, 6/10) and "Mrs. Jas. Naismith" (9/10).

    Condition: ALS (VG-EX), Envelope (VG). Ink 9/10.

    LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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