Manuscript Group 1555, Guide to a Baseball Team Travel Journal 1890

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

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Guide to a Baseball Team Travel Journal 1890
MG 1555
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Processed by Erin Coffey.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. May 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Baseball Team Travel Journal
Dates 1890
Abstract: Consists of a single small travel journal written by a member of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms baseball team, dated 1890.
Quantity: .05 linear feet/ 1 folder
Collection Number: MG 1555

Historical Note

The author of the journal is unknown. What is known is that he was a member of the baseball team the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, an early moniker used by a team that would later be named the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a journal dating from March 3, 1890 to March 10, 1890 which describes the Brooklyn Bridegrooms baseball trip through the South. There is a description of the journey from New York to Savannah, Georgia on the Steamer Chattahoochee. The author writes about the weather, the meals served on board, and the personalities of the crewmembers. He also writes about a stowaway found on board who is about to be thrown off the ship when the baseball players decide to pay his $10 fare.

The author also writes about the geography of the South and what impresses him about the region. He writes about the baseball games played in Savannah, Mobile, and New Orleans. He also describes incidents that occur on the road such as the players angering a medicine salesman by being too loud and rowdy. The author also writes about his impressions of New Orleans which was in danger of flooding while the team was there

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team)
Subject Topics:
Baseball players–New York.
Document Types:
Diaries.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1555, Baseball Team Travel Journal, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Doug Eldridge in 2002.

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Container List

Journal
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Brookyn Bridegrooms travel account to the southern U.S. 1890 Mar. 3-10

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