November 2008 Catalogue > Sports > The Dr. James Naismith Collection
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Lot 381: 1939 James Naismith Signed Typed Letter
Notes: Three page typed letter was prepared as a draft of a letter he would later send. There are some lengthy handwritten notes at the end and the letter is signed by Naismith. Amazing content. Naismith gives a brief history of his adult life including why he decided to get into activities outside of the ministry, his work in closing down a house of prostitution, time that he spent in the military during WWI and more. Written on University of Kansas letterhead.
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