A facsimilie of the “Nestor of Ball Players” document presented to Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams by the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, the original of which was lost after it was donated to Yale University i the 1950s.
According to Dom Amore, of the Hartford Courant, the Adams family says the scroll was donated to Yale in the 1950s, however, he also said officials at Yale deny that they ever received the Adams resolution on the 1863 scroll. Amore told us, “Family thinks Yale lost it.”
Doc Adams’ great granddaughter, Marjorie Adams, has been trying to get Yale to locate the scroll for years . “My grandfather donated the scroll to Yale sometime in the 1950s and much later, sometime in the 1960s or 1970s, my father wanted to have the scroll professionally photographed. But Yale could not locate it. We’ve been searching for it ever since.”
Read more: Baseball Pioneer Doc Adams’ Knickerbocker Scroll Missing from Yale University Library – Peter J. Nash/Hauls of Shame (16 Sep 2011)