"Great Collectors of the Past"--answer

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"Great Collectors of the Past"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:16 am

"Checker Trivia questions of the Day". What famous collectors are associated with the following places: (1) South Africa (2) Amsterdam, Holland (3) Buffalo, New York (4) Brooklyn, New York (5) Providence, R.I. (6) Cleveland, Ohio (7) Sarasota, Florida (8) San Antono, Texas (Cont.)
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Re: "Great Collectors of the Past"

Postby Palomino on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:11 pm

I'll give this a go and start it off with a couple of answers.

1. South Africa

2. Amsterdam, Holland :arrow: Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands acquired the draughts library (500 titles) of G. L. Gortmans in 1956, following this many more draughts enthusiasts donated books on draughts and checkers which makes it (according to their web-site) the largest draughts collection in the world.
http://www.kb.nl/vak/schaak/inleiding/g ... is-en.html

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:QMQ ... =clnk&cd=3

3. Buffalo, New York

4. Brooklyn, New York

5. Providence, R.I. :arrow: Edward B. Hanes: The Edward B. Hanes Checkers Collection can be found in the Special Collections of the Providence Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island. http://www.provlib.org/accessinfo/special/special.htm

6. Cleveland, Ohio :arrow: John G. White the John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection can be found in the Special Collections on the third floor of the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio. http://www.cpl.org/sdi-special-collections.asp

7. Sarasota, flordia

8. San Antonio, Texas
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Re: "Great Collectors of the Past"

Postby Palomino on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:30 am

I've added answer #2 to my original post above.
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Re: "Great Collectors of the Past"

Postby Bob Murr on Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:46 pm

My guess for Buffalo, New York would be the George F. Wales collection.
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Re: "Great Collectors of the Past"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:07 pm

(1) John Napier (2) Philip de Schaap (3) George Wales (4) Timothy Call and Lyman Stearns (5) E.B. Hanes (6) John G, Whyte (7) Irving Windt and (8) John Caldwell. (Cont.)
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