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Persian MS 16856 of the British Museum, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of correspondence, copies of classic chess manuscripts and diagrams, and memorabilia of Cook (Class of 1850), as well as notes and printed matter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. The collection contains personal correspondence--with individual chess enthusiasts such as Charles Gilberg, chess clubs, including the Hoboken Chess Club of which Cook was president for many years, importers and publishers of chess books, and newspapers regarding chess columns--and miscellaneous financial correspondence dealing with subscriptions to chess magazines and equipment. There are copies of manuscripts and diagrams of famous chess problems, including the Bonus Socius, Wolfenbuttel Extravaganza, Al Hakim, Alphonsine, Boncompagni, Codex Vaticanus, De Ludo Scaccorum, and Picardese. In addition, the collection contains notes and printed matter relating to meetings, social functions, trips, and miscellaneous financial material of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Persian MS 16856 of the British Museum; Chess Papers of Eugene B. Cook, C0411, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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