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Solitaire Game Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

Solitaire Game Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

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Description
This game consists of a wooden octagonal board with handle and thirty-seven white pegs in an open box. There are thirty-six holes in the board, arranged as in European peg solitare. There is a badly worn set of instructions, giving the name of the game and the rules in French. The board shown on the instructions is not exactly the same shape in its handle as the one received.
The dimensions given include the instructions, unfolded.
Associated with the mathematician Olive C. Hazlett.
For related objects, see 1998.0314 and 2015.3004.
For an account of a similar object, see The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection, Lilly Library, Indiana University, object 03664.
Reference:
John D. Beasley, The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire, Oxford: Oxford University Press,1985.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
game
place made
France
Physical Description
wood (board, box material)
bone (pegs material)
paper (instruction material)
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm x 14.5 cm x 26.5 cm; 15/16 in x 5 23/32 in x 10 7/16 in
ID Number
2015.0027.14
accession number
2015.0027
catalog number
2015.0027.14
Credit Line
Gift of Hermitage of St. Joseph
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Women Mathematicians
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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