Finding aid for the Chess Correspondence Collection


Title:
Chess Correspondence Collection
Repository:
Cleveland Public Library
Phone: 216-623-2800
http://www.cpl.org
Creator:
Brandreth, Dale
Dates:
1857-1976
Bulk dates:
1857-1976
Quantity:
8 boxes
Abstract:
This collection is comprised of letters exchanged between many prominent chess players, chess bibliophiles, chess collectors, chess dealers, chess editors and the like. In addition to the letters themselves, the collection also includes many chess problems, details of particular games, announcements of upcoming chess tournaments and other chess-related events as well as a multitude of catalogs and invoices from chess book dealers. While the content of the majority of the correspondence deals with the efforts of their respective authors to locate rare chess books and publications or discuss game scores and upcoming tournaments, many of the letters provide insight into the personal lives and relationships between these chess enthusiasts and players. Collection processing and EAD Finding Aid created by Susan Hardy under the direction of Special Collections Special Projects Librarian, Amy E. Dawson.
Identification:
2009-010
Location:
Special Collections
Language:
The records are in English