Basket Dinner/Lunch (1854); Dinner-on-the-Ground (1858)
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DARE has 1892 for "basket dinner/lunch."
(MAKING OF AMERICA-MICHIGAN, BOOKS database)
Author: Thompson, J. J. of Brookville, Mississippi.
Title: A history of the feud between the Hill and Evans parties of Garrard County, Ky. The most exciting tragedy ever enacted on the bloody grounds of Kentucky.
Publication date: 
Page 104 - 1 term matching "basket dinner*"
("When the boys in the field got their basket dinner, they very hospitably asked the Hills over to dine with them.")
(MAKING OF AMERICA-CORNELL)
Kentucky: Berea College Commencement: pp. 275-276
p. 276 1 match of 'basket dinner*'
in: Title: The American missionary. / Volume 32, Issue 9
Publisher: American Missionary Association. Publication Date: Sept 1878
City: New York Pages: 426 page images in vol.
This entire journal issue: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ABK5794-0032&byte=343464
("Under the shade of these trees, during the intermission, two or three hundred groups spread and consumed their basket-dinners.")
(AMERICAN PERIODICAL SERIES)
The National Police Gazette (1845-1906), New York; Sep 29, 1883; Vol. VOLUME XLII., Iss. 0
Article 1 -- No Title; pg. 2, 1 pgs
(THEY are talking about putting bar room cars on certain Western railroads. Why not? The worst whiskey that could be sold on them wouldn't be half as deadly as the train boys' gum drops or the basket lunches the station restaurants fairly give away--for twice what they are worth.")
Saturday Evening Post (1839-1885), Philadelphia; Apr 16, 1881; Vol. Vol. 60., Iss. 0
SANCTUE CHAT; pg. 8, 1 pgs
("The new basket lunch system on the Boston and Albany Railroad grows in favor. Orders are taken by an agent on each train, and telegraphed forward to the station where the baskets are delivered. There are six bills of fare, and the uniform price is forty cents. One bill, for example, comprises two turkey sandwitches (sic), two slices of buttered bread, two boiled eggs, and some pickles. The baskets have heat compartments, and are furnished with plates, knives, forks, and napkins. Extras in the way of fruit, drink, etc., can be ordered at reasonable prices.")
DARE has 1909 and later for "dinner on the ground." There's a note to connect it with "basket dinner." Supposedly "dinner on the ground" involves church singing, but not in these examples.
(AMERICAN PERIODICAL SERIES database)
A Journal of Outdoor Life, Travel, Nature Study, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting (1873-1930), New York; Aug 1, 1908; Vol. VOL. LXXI., Iss. 0
Mountain View Gun Club.; Forest and Stream; J. J. FARRELL, Sec'y.; pg. 191, 2 pgs
(Pg. 192: "Another feature that the laedies will have is that they will serve an old-fashioned dinner on the grounds to the shooters immediately after the programme is finished on the first day.")
A Journal of Outdoor Life, Travel, Nature Study, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting (1873-1930), New York; Jun 8, 1901; Vol. VOL. LVI, Iss. 0
DRIVERS AND TWISTERS.; Forest and Stream; pg. 457, 1 pgs
("Lunch will be served on the grounds.")
A Journal of Outdoor Life, Travel, Nature Study, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting (1873-1930), New York; Apr 28, 1900; Vol. VOL. LIV., Iss. 0
Article 11 -- No Title; Forest and Stream; pg. 340, 1 pgs
"Even No. 7 on the programme called for a 'good dinner on the grounds,' but when the dinner hour arrived there was not even a cracker on the grounds for the hungry shooters. While some of the members of the club went home for their 'good dinner on the grounds,' the visitors were compelled to employ a young man to go to the city, two miles away, and get their dinners and bring them to the grounds, and in consequence of this the visiting shooters did not get anything to eat until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.")
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 [Author Record]
Phineas Finn (1869) 1571Kb
Phineas Finn, the Irish Member. By Anthony Trollope. With Twenty Illustrations by J. E. Millais ... In Two Volumes 1569Kb
Found 1 hit:
VOL. II 788Kb
CHAPTER LXIII. SHOWING HOW THE DUKE STOOD HIS GROUND. 27Kb
Phineas did not come till late,---till seven, when the banquet was over. I think he was right in this, as the banqueting in tents loses in comfort almost more than it gains in romance. A small picnic may be very well, and the distance previously travelled may give to a dinner on the ground the seeming excuse of necessity.
(MAKING OF AMERICA-CORNELL)
Living age ... / Volume 100, Issue 1292: pp. 577-640
p. 599 1 match of 'dinner on the ground*'
in: Title: The Living age ... / Volume 100, Issue 1292
Publisher: The Living age co. inc. etc. Publication Date: March 6, 1869
City: New York etc. Pages: 834 page images in vol.
This entire journal issue: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ABR0102-0100&byte=226186557
("A small picnic may be very well, and the distance previously travelled may give to a dinner on the ground the seeming excuse of necessity.")
(NEW YORK TIMES)
Cricket Notes.; New York Times (1857-Current file), New York, N.Y.; Apr 15, 1873; pg. 5, 1 pgs
("On that date the members will hold their usual dinner on the ground, after which a short game will be played.")
LETTERS FROM WATERING PLACES.; Central Moriches, L. I.--The Way to Get There--The Wreck of the Steamer Franklin--Fishing, &c.; New York Times (1857-Current file), New York, N.Y.; Jul 23, 1858; pg. 2, 1 pgs
(MONK'S celebrated brass band discourses charming music in the morning at the Congress Spring, after dinner on the grounds comprising the great hollow-square or arboricultural garden of the United States, and in the evening in the ball-room of the hotel.")
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