Mr. William Blaikie's Lecture
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An undated and unidentified Advertisement of a lecture given by William Blaikie. The advertisement is to be given in the Gymnasium Hall on a Wednesday at 4:30, but the date and exact location are not known. It is thought that this advertisement was created in the 1880s or 90s. William Blaikie was born in York, New York (May 24, 1843 – 1904). He graduated from Harvard in 1866 and then from the Harvard Law School in 1868. During his time at Harvard and after, he was actively involved with the crew team. Following law school, Blaikie was commissioner of the United States Court of Claims for eight years. He pioneered the field of weightlifting, and he lectured and wrote several articles and two books on physical education and health: How to Get Strong and How to Stay So (1879), a book used at Springfield College for years, and Sound Bodies for our Boys and Girls (1884). In 1888, Blaikie was also the President of the American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education (AAAPE). Blaikie was a Trustee of the School for Christian Workers, 1889-1890, now Springfield College. The document is missing the top right corner and has multiple wrinkles and folds
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Blaikie, William, 1843-1904
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