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Base Ball Associated with Boston Gymnasium Proposal?
|Tags||Contemp. "Base Ball" usageContemp. "Base Ball" usage|
|City/State/Country:||Boston, MA, United States|
|Game||Base Ball, Foot BallBase Ball, Foot Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||YouthYouth|
United States Gazette (Philadelphia) March 28, 1826
Note that this find comes five years before town ball is seen in Philadelphia.
From Bruce Allardice, email of 6/9/2021:
"In the year 1823, Dr. John G. Coffin, established a journal in Boston entitled, "The Boston Medical Intelligencer, devoted to the cause of physical education, and to the means of preventing and curing diseases." The motto in the title page was as follows :- "The best part of the medical art, is the avoiding of pain." This journal some five or six years afterward, became the "Boston Medical and Surgical Journal," "
Dr. John G. Coffin (1769-1828), married. Eliza Rice.
This is undoubtedly one of the petitioners for the gymnasium.
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Was the Gymnasium actually established in Boston? Was ballplaying among its activities? Was gymnastics seen in the Commons in the early years?
Isn't this ref a very early appearance of the term foot ball in the US? Can we learn what rules may have applied?Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Submission Note||Email of September 21, 2020|
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