Otago Chess Club congratulations to Joseph Mellor

Date

27 April, 1927

Identifier

Mellor Papers, Box 10, folder 7

Publisher

Unpublished

Abstract

One activity that Mellor engaged in outside of work and study was playing chess. Self-taught, he first joined the Dunedin Chess and Draughts Club in 1889. He later joined the Otago Chess Club about 1892. Judged ‘rather weak in attack, but … surprisingly good in defence’, he was considered a player of promise. This letter of congratulations from the ‘Club’ was written on the occasion of his election as Fellow to the Royal Society of London.

Files

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Citation

Otago Chess Club, “Otago Chess Club congratulations to Joseph Mellor,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 21, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8897.