Although technically off-topic, I am making a post on behalf of the granddaughter of Edd Roush.
Together, we are working together to create a digital archive of her grandfather's letters, documents, baseball cards, and other assorted memorabilia. The archive will be housed at the Black Sox file center, unless we want to change it. So far, we have updated the site with a letter from Ty Cobb, a letter from WH Watkins, and the two different revisions of his Federal League contract from 1915. What is so fascinating about the contracts is the inclusion of "The reserve clause". It has been "over struck" in both examples.
These files have been produced from copies of the originals (I didn't have my scanner with me the first time!). We will continue to do this over the next few years. We do not live in the same state, so we have to do it when I travel.
We hope you enjoy reading this information, please be advised the files are all over 1 meg in size.
1) Visit the Black Sox File Center
2) You can either scan the list for the appropriate documents or select Edd J Roush Estate from the categories.
3) Again, please be advised these documents are quite large, we wanted them to be high quality.
If anyone has any questions, stories about Edd, comments, you name it... please email us
Ted Golden & Susan D.