Tuesday, August 2, 2011

S. Mason Graffen, Cricketeer

The Olympian Cricket Club reorganized their Association, which was disbanded at the commencement of the war, on Monday last, by the election of the following officers-President, Chas. G. Lister; Vice-President, Horatio H. Walker; Secretary and Treasurer, S. Mason Graffen; Captain of Field, Harry Lex...The grounds are located at Eighth and Cooper streets, Camden.
-Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 1865

We knew that Mase Graffen played cricket in Philadelphia but all the evidence that I've seen was second-hand. Here we have some primary source material establishing for a fact that Graffen was a Philadelphia cricketeer.

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