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    WALTER CAMP LETTER. Walter Camp is widely acknowledged as the 'Father of American Football.'  He was a charter member of the Harvard-Yale rivalry, and ultimately became Yale's first head coach - there kneading the gridiron game to an institution far distinct from English rugby.  From his post in New Haven, he advanced this offered letter to Harvard head coach, W. Cameron Forbes, in 1899.  It's a one-page typed missive that arcanely discusses an approaching article for publication.  Camp signed the 5" x 7' sheet in pencil (8), and followed with a lengthy hand-written postscript.  The letter was compacted into irregular quarters, leaving no distractions to either his signature or the body of the letter.    

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