Solitaire Game Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

Solitaire Game Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

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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.
John D. Beasley, The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire, Oxford: Oxford University Press,1985.
Currently not on view
Object Name
place made
Physical Description
wood (board, box material)
bone (pegs material)
paper (instruction material)
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
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Hermitage of St. Joseph
Mathematical Recreations
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Women Mathematicians
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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