“Bat and Ball Letter” dated June 15, 1832, to Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams from his younger sister Nancy Adams sent to Doc while he was in college and she was home in Mont Vernon, NH. “I have not played with your bat and ball as you bid me. I forget it every morning and indeed I have not seen it since you went away.” Written 7 years before Abner Doubleday” invented” baseball in 1839. (Source: Private collection, all rights reserved)