James Naismith Signature

Okay, technically it’s a self-addressed envelope from when he was in France in 1918 to his wife at their Massachusetts Street house in Lawrence, but this envelope bears the good doctor’s signature. In case you’re curious, the corresponding letter read as follows: “Dearest Maude, I hope this letter finds you in good health. Actually, I just hope this letter finds you at all as I believe someone is stealing the mail from our letter box.”

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BONUS MEMORIAL DAY TIE-IN: James Naismith patrolled the US-Mexican border in 1916 during WWI. He was never found to have committed an over & back violation…

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