Archibald Hunter Graham papers

The Archibald Hunter Graham papers primarily consist of a partial draft of Graham's "History of Cricket in Philadelphia," intended as a publication of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The collection includes handwritten drafts for pages 2793 through 4293 and appears to give det...

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Main Author: Graham, Archibald Hunter -1943 (Creator)
Collection:Archibald Hunter Graham Papers
Collection Number:Am.3205
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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100 1 |a Graham, Archibald Hunter  |d -1943  |e creator 
245 1 |a Archibald Hunter Graham papers  |f 1898, 1927-1929, undated 
300 |a 0.83 Linear feet  |f ; 2 boxes 
506 |a This collection is open for research. 
520 |a The Archibald Hunter Graham papers primarily consist of a partial draft of Graham's "History of Cricket in Philadelphia," intended as a publication of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The collection includes handwritten drafts for pages 2793 through 4293 and appears to give detailed descriptions of Philadelphia cricketers and matches, including match scores and comments about the various cricket clubs. Several Philadelphia players and their relationships with English cricketers are also mentioned. Before page 2739 in box 1, folder 1 there is a letter from Charles E. Cadwalader dated November 19, 1898 in which he is trying to recall a cricket trip to Canada that took place sometime between 1866 and 1870. Charles E. Cadwalader was a founding member of the Germantown Cricket Club in 1854 and helped to reorganize it after the American Civil War. The collection also includes correspondence and other papers. The early correspondence relates to a special committee appointed by HSP's President, Hampton L. Carson, in 1927 to preserve the history of cricket in Philadelphia. A small amount of minutes from this committee can be found mixed into the correspondence. The remainder of the letters predominantly relate to the collection and return of cricket-related manuscripts that Graham used for his history, updates on the status of Graham's draft, and fundraising efforts (and difficulties) to pay Graham for his work and to publish the manuscript. A large portion of the letters are between HSP Librarian Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Archibald Hunter Graham, and Edward S. Buckley Jr., the chairman of HSP's cricket preservation committee. Graham repeatedly asks Buckley for payment while he is writing the draft, often seeking Montgomery's assistance in securing Buckley's agreement. Photocopies of newspaper clippings from a series of articles written by Graham for the Philadelphia Public Ledger from 1927 to 1928 discussing the history of cricket and famous matches in Philadelphia are included at the end of the collection. 
520 |a Archibald Hunter Graham (1875-1943) was a physician and amateur sportsman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Graham and several of his brothers were well-known cricket players in Philadelphia. Archibald toured the eastern part of the United States and Canada with a Philadelphia cricket team and was associated with the Belmont Cricket Club. In his later years, he wrote several articles about the history of cricket in Philadelphia and was asked to write "The History of Cricket in Philadelphia" for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, although it is unclear whether or not this book was finished or if HSP ever published it. The Archibald Hunter Graham papers primarily consist of a partial handwritten draft of Graham's "History of Cricket in Philadelphia," for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The collection also includes correspondence, photocopied newspaper clippings and other papers documenting cricket in Philadelphia, HSP's committee to preserve Philadelphia cricket history, and the financial difficulties of paying for and publishing Graham's book. 
524 8 |a Cite as: [Indicate cited item here], Archibald Hunter Graham papers (Collection Am.3205), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
541 1 |a Unknown. 
544 |a At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Association of Cricket Clubs of Philadelphia minute book (Collection Am.32052), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Historical Society of Pennsylvania, with the Balch Institute Institutional records (Collection 3136), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Merion Cricket Club (Haverford, Pa.) papers (Collection 1353), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Cricket Club records (Collection 1439), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  
545 |a Archibald Hunter Graham (1875-1943) was a physician and amateur sportsman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1895 and 1898 respectively. He worked as a physician in West Philadelphia and married Grace Darling Watson in 1911. They had four children: Harry, John "Jack," Rhea, and Grace. Dr. Graham and several of his brothers were well-known cricket players in Philadelphia. Archibald toured the eastern part of the United States and Canada with a Philadelphia Cricket team and was associated with the Belmont Cricket Club. He also wrote articles for various publications about the history of cricket in Philadelphia and a book titled, "Cricket at the University of Pennsylvania" in 1930. Although this collection indicates that Graham wrote a book titled "The History of Cricket in Philadelphia" published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, it is unclear whether or not it was finished or if the Historical Society of Pennsylvania ever published it. 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
600 1 7 |a Graham, Archibald Hunter  |d -1943  |2 NACO Authority File 
610 2 7 |a Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |2 NACO Authority File 
650 0 |a Cricket--United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia. 
650 7 |a Publishing--20th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Sports and Leisure--Cricket  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Archibald Hunter Graham Papers  |c Am.3205 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/g/GrahamAm3205.html