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Blakie, William (MS 502)

Finding Aid | Digital images and documents

Blaikie (1843-1904) was a lawyer, athlete, and promoter of physical training in New York City. He wrote How to Get Strong and How to Stay So (1879), which was popular in the United States and Europe at the turn of the century, and a manual entitled Sound Bodies for Our Boys and Girls (1883). This collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a few photographs relating primarily to Blaikie’s interest in sports (especially rowing) and physical training as well as his legal practice in New York. 5 cartons.