|Sep-16-12|| ||Karpova: He was in charge of the chess column of the 'Illustrated London News' after Wormald's death.|
From page 209 of the March 1888 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-08-15|| ||zanzibar: As <Karpova> sez, plus this:|
<We will here remark <en passant> that we have this week received a most delightful visit from Mr. Duffy, the present chess editor of the <London Illustrated News>, as well as the <Westminster Papers>. Mr. Duffy is making a flying visit to the United States, and will return very shortly.>
<Sci Am Suppl v4 (Dec 8, 1877) p1614>
So, he pulled double duty as editor back in 1877.
Please also note, that unlike today, back in 1877 a "flying visit" didn't have the potential of two meanings, but rather, just one.
|Sep-14-15|| ||Paarhufer: "If this book has a villain, it was Duffy ..."
Tim Harding in 'Eminent Victorian Chess Players', p 69.
|Sep-14-15|| ||perfidious: AKA Bobby Ewing of <Dallas>, good guy extraordinaire.|
|Jan-29-18|| ||zanzibar: Is there a good photograph or illustration of him?|
I found one on Winter's pages, but it's not sourced:
Anybody know where that one came from?
|Jan-29-18|| ||zanzibar: I guess Harding used the same illustration on p183, but I couldn't find the source there either, after a quick scan.|
|Feb-17-18|| ||Hans Renette: See my book on Bird (p. 106) for a photo of Duffy.|
|Feb-17-18|| ||MissScarlett: Newcastle Daily Journal, December 6th 1864, p.2:|
click for larger view
White to mate in 3.
|Mar-17-18|| ||MissScarlett: Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander was a toff, who can chod off; this is your day, Paddy, you are remembered!|