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Farmville Baseball Team Photograph (1911)

Information about the Collection

The first Farmville Baseball team was formed in 1902, with Dr. J.M. Hamlet as team captain, E.C. Wiltse as president, and A.C. Edwards as secretary and treasurer. Throughout the early part of the 20th century, there are reports in the Farmville Herald that announce upcoming baseball games and the resulting scores.

This photograph was donated to the Farmville-Prince Edward County Historical Society Archives by T.W. Brooks in 1992.

Scope and Content

This photograph, dated 1911, was taken at a baseball game between two Farmville baseball teams, the Fats and the Leans. The opposite side of the photograph lists names of players as well as some of the spectators.


This collection consists of .80 linear feet contained in (1) archival flat box.


There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Contents of Collection


Box 1 of 1:

030.001 – photograph mounted on board, 8”x10”, b&w, 1911. Farmville baseball teams, taken 1911 at a game between the Fats and Leans. (scan)

Names as listed on reverse:

Standing: Gordon “Pot” Paulett; D.W. Gilliam; Hix Ligon; T.C. Coleman; Joe Rodgers; F.G. Baldwin; V.P. Paulett; John Wilson; H.T. “Chief” Miller; Prof. Grover Summers (of W & M fame); Larry Thompson.

Sitting: Dr. Hamlet; Bake Jones; Ralph Butcher; Baptist Preacher (Robinson); E.W. Sanford, Jr.; W&L; _____ Johnson; J.W. Dunnington; Prof. Duke (State Teachers College); F.N. Watkins; J.A. Davidson.

In the stands: Chief Lipscomb; _____ Whitlock (police); Frank Blanton; _____ Allen; J.E. Capps and wife; B.M. Cox and little Ben; Walter Putney; Dr. Eason; _____ Rodgers (White Drug Co.); Asa Watkins, Jr.; Mrs. W.D. Redd; Mrs. A.C. Ogburn; 2 Mrs. Noels; Mary Lindsey; Miss Webster.

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