Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Anderson Chess Collection

I missed this one while in Melbourne - the Anderson Chess Collection in the State Library of Victoria.

This collection was originally donated to the Library in 1956 by Magnus Victor Anderson, a Melbourne accountant and keen chess player. Anderson personally looked after the collection for the next 10 years, purchasing books including a selection of rare early publications, writing out catalogue cards and answering various requests from the general public. By the time he died in 1966, the Anderson Chess Collection had expanded from 1500 books to over 6000 volumes.

Well, that's another reason to pop down there some time soon.

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