Archive for March, 2008

Auctioning the Tantivy’s Horses at the Close of the 1886 Coaching Season

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Yesterday I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog an item about an accident involving the four-in-hand road coach “Tantivy” on its way to Pelham in 1886. See Thursday, March 6, 2008: Coaching to Pelham: The Tantivy Has an Accident on its Way to Pelham in 1886.

Coaching to Pelham: The Tantivy Has an Accident on its Way to Pelham in 1886

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I have written much about the sport of coaching and the many coaches that ran to Pelham during the 1870s and 1880s. I also have written previously about road coaches to Pelham other than Col. Delancey Kane’s “Tally-Ho”. See, e.g.:

Thursday, June 9, 2005:

Another Brief Reference to 19th Century Baseball in Pelham

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As I have indicated before, those who follow the Historic Pelham Blog know that I have posted numerous items regarding early organized baseball in Pelham. In fact, I have written extensively on the topic. Among the material I have prepared on the topic are the

1891 Advertisement May Reflect Summer Rental of One of the Dormitories of Mrs. Hazen’s School for Girls

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mrs. Hazen’s School for Girls in Pelham Manor became one of the nation’s finest “finishing schools” for young women. As the school grew in stature, it grew in size with numerous dormitories to house the young women.