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Item 4028 - Alexander Cartwright Press Copy Letter Catalog 590 (Aug 2020)

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Considered the father of baseball, Cartwright and his fellow New York Knickerbocker Ball Club members devised the modern rules of the game. Press copy (from the original) of an ALS written from Honolulu, on onion skin paper, ALS signed "A. J. Cartwright," two pages, 8.5 x 10.5, July 16, 1862. Letter from Honolulu to a friend in Massachusetts, Cartwright discusses the prospects for growth in Hawaii in the agricultural industry. In fine condition, with expected ink bleeding from the press copy process, and some ink erosion to the last name. Mounted to a slightly larger piece of paper and in a protective lucite cover. From the collection of Stephen Adamson.

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