Friend of the blog, Cliff Blau, sent along a nice article about David Reid that appeared in the Official Record of September 3, 1885. The article appears to have been largely based upon one that appeared in the Clipper on December 2, 1882, but was updated to note Reid's death. The image also appears to be the same one that appeared in the Clipper but is a much nicer version and, therefore, is worth sharing.
Reid, of course, was a newspaper man and sports writer in St. Louis, who worked for the St. Louis Times, Republic, and Post-Dispatch. Before moving to St. Louis, he also wrote for various newspapers in New York and Philadelphia. For a time, in the early 1880s, he was the secretary for the St. Louis Browns. He was an interesting guy, with many friends in the baseball fraternity, who died suddenly, at the young age of 37, on May 2, 1885.
Tip of the hat to Cliff for passing this along.
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