Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 444

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 18 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2019 July 18 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $8,337,306