Letter dated May 29, 1863, sent by the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club [Committee members: Henry A. Thomas, Louis J. Belloni, Jr., and W.H. Tucker] to Doc Adams accompanying a scroll naming him the “Nestor of Base Ball Players” on the occasion of Doc’s retirement from the KBBC.

Letter dated May 29,1863 from the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club (Source: Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library)