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Complimentary Ball to the Elm City Base Ball Club, 1874

Title: Complimentary Ball to the Elm City Base Ball Club

Creator: Elm City Base Ball Club

Subject: Baseball--North Carolina--New Bern
              Sports--North Carolina--New Bern
              Balls (Parties)--North Carolina--New Bern

Description: Invitation to a ball given in honor of the Elm City Base Ball Club on November 6, 1874.

Publisher: Not named.

Date: 1874

Type: Text

Format:  4 pages plus ticket

Identifier: New Bern Library Association Records (Collection 7)

Source: Donation of Ried Whitford.

Coverage: New Bern, N.C.

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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[page one]

1 [in pencil]

Complimentary Ball

TO THE

Elm City Base Ball Club!

E.C.B.B.C.

We request the pleasure of your company

At Stanly Hall,

Friday Evening, Nov. 6th, 1874

____________

Honorary Committee:

          [X] Col. JOHN D. WHITFORD,                         Hon. M.E. MANLY,   

                        ALEX. MITCHELL,                                        J. HAVENS,                

                        SAM’L. RADCLIFF,                              Maj. JOHN HUGHES,       

                [X]   MOSES PATTERSON,                                  JAS. ELLIS,               

                        E.M. WILLIAMS,                                           O.S. DEWEY,

                        W.G. SINGLETON,                               [X]   H.R. BRYAN,         

                        M. de W. STEVENSON,                                A. JUSTICE,       

                        SETH M. CARPENTER,                                 THOS. POWERS,

                        S.D. POOL, Jr.,                                               THOS. HOOPER,

                        JOS. FULFORD,                                             GEO. W. NASON, Jr.,

              Capt. W.W. ROBERTS,                                   [X]   JAS. A. BRYAN,

 

          [X]  Dr. CHAS. DUFFY,                                      Hon. GEORGE GREEN,

                   “    J.A. GUION,                                           [X]   F.C. ROBERTS,

                   “    J.B. HUGHES,                                     E.M. PAVIE,

                   “    J.L. WATKINS,                                     [X]   THOS. GATES,

                   “    J.F. LONG,                                                     W.H. JONES,

                        FREDERICK J. JONES,                         [X]  W.H. OLIVER,

Mayor JAS. CAMPBELL,                                 [X]  C.E. SLOVER,

                 [X]  JAS. J. HOWARD,                                         S.R. STREET,

                        J.H. HAUGHTON,                                          J.V. JORDAN,

                        A.G. HUBBARD,                                            W.G. BRYAN,

                 Dr. E.F. SMALLWOOD.

 _____________________

Invitation Committee:

[X]  A.J. FLANNER,               E.S. HAVENS,            [X]  GEO. A. OLIVER,

[X]  REID WHITFORD,          H.C. STEVENSON,    [X]  J.K. WILLIS,

                                                     [X]  J.D. CLARK,

 

            [X]  WM. W. CLARK,            JAS. G. HARGETT,

                   JOS. HOOPER,        [X]  W.B. FLANNER,

            [X]  F.T.PATTERSON, 

_________________

Floor Committee:

[X]    F.M. AGOSTINE,          GEO. GUION,            Dr. GEO. SLOVER,

[X]    B.K. BRYAN,                [X]    Dr. GEO. S. ATTMORE.

[pencil notation] See Page 2

 

[page two-three]

 

2 [in pencil]                                                                                                      3 [in pencil]

[typescript]

FIRST NINE

of the

ELM CITY BASE-BALL CLUB,

of

NEWBERN, N.C.

1874.

*********

 Col. John D. Whitford, manager for the Championship game, played at Raleigh, N.C.,

October, 1874.

******************

 LIST OF MEMBERS

                        A.J. Flanner,                             Captain and Pitcher,

                        W.B. Flanner,                           Catcher,

                        Reid Whitford,                         First base and President of the club,

                        H.C. Stevenson,                       Second base,

                        William W. Clark,                     Third base,

                        Joseph Hooper,                        Short stop,

                        J.D. Clark,                               Left field,

                        George A. Oliver,                     Center field,

                        J.K. Willis,                               Right field,

                        F.T. Patterson,                         Scorer and Manager,

                        James G. Horgett,                     Substitute.

**********

The CHAMPIONSHIP of North Carolina was

won by the above team.

 

[attached ticket]

 

E.C.B.B.C.

Elm City Base Ball Club,

SELECT PARTY
AT STANLY HALL

FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6TH, 1874.

 

Admit ............................................and ladies.

 

 

[attached ticket - reverse]

 

Reid Whitford

                                                                        E C B B C

 

[page four]

 

4 [in pencil]

 


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