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    1918 James Naismith Handwritten Letter with Signed Envelope.

    Date: May 12, 1918.

    Location: France (no city listed).

    Length in pages: Four.

    General Topics: Thanks wife for letters and candy from her and daughter. Enjoyed trip to French countryside. Has been "among colored soldiers." Points out that most are Southern and have not had an opportunity at education. Naismith is clearly ahead of his time in regard to civil rights.

    Quotation: "...the human heart in a black or white skin wants to see right prevail over either might or deceit..."

    Closing signature variation: Unsigned.

    Mailing envelope: Yes, "Jas. Naismith" (6/10) and "Mrs. James Naismith (9/10).

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

    LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    15th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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