Pfeiffer, Gustavus Adolphus, 1872-1953.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- .8 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 v.)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, facsimiles of autographs, and printed matter related to chess. Correspondence includes letters, 1837-1922, by notable chess players and world champions; and picture postcards, 1910-1933. Also, facsimiles of autographs of chess masters, manuscripts concerning chess tournaments, and five volumes of chess problems and their solutions (some in manuscript form).
Gustavus Adolphus Pfeiffer (1872-1953) was an American businessman and philanthropist who collected chessmen and chess related materials. He was active in the Marshall Chess Club in New York City.
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Additional Creator Names
- Lasker, Emanuel, 1868-1941.
- Marshall, Frank.
- Steinitz, William, 1836-1900.