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Daniel Webster Writes of "Playing Ball" While at Dartmouth

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College, Famous
Location New England
Age of Players Youth

Daniel Webster, in private correspondence, writes of "playing at ball," while a student at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.



Webster, Daniel, Private Correspondence, Fletcher Webster, ed. [Little Brown, Boston 1857], volume 1, p. 66. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It, p. 240 (ref #46). 

On 7/31/2005, George Thompson added that "Volume 17, page 66 of the National Edition of his Writings and Speeches is supposed to have a reference by one Hotchkiss to Webster playing ball at Dartmouth."

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Altherr [p. 27] puts this date "at the turn of the century."  Do we know where the 1797 date originated?  Was Webster at Dartmouth then?

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