|Aug-28-08|| ||charlie2000: how did Lowe get the offer ?|
|Aug-28-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Edward Lowe beat Staunton in a match at odds at the end of 1847.
Subsequently, Staunton was attacked mercilessly in a pamphlet by Thomas
Beeby for not having reported all the games in the C.P.C.. Later Lowe ran a
hotel in Surrey Street (off the Strand), at which Morphy stayed in 1858.
Lowe had long been a player at the Divan, and as early as 1837 had been
identified by George Walker as being a German player, "dangerous in more
than one sense".
(by John Townsend)
a little backround can be found here:
|Aug-28-08|| ||Calli: More games from this player under the name Edward Loewe|
Loewe is perhaps more accurate since originally the name was Löwe, mit umlaut. However, Staunton uses Lowe in the 1851 London tourney book, I presume with Lowe's approval.
|Aug-28-08|| ||Pawn and Two: I have added some information regarding the 1847 Lowe - Staunton match under game E Lowe vs Staunton, 1847.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||Pawn and Two: In "Paul Morphy, The Pride and Sorrow of Chess", by David Lawson, we read that in 1858 Edward Lowe was the proprietor of Lowe's Hotel. This was the hotel Morphy stayed at when he first arrived in London.|
The next day, June 22nd, Lowe became Morphy's first chess opponent in England. Lowe and Morphy played a series of six games that day. Morphy won all six games. Lowe then rushed off to the Grand Chess Divan to tell of Morphy's arrival, and what could be expected of him at the chessboard.
|Oct-26-08|| ||Karpova: <One Staunton excuse was outrageous enough to be given in G.A. MacDonnell's 'Chess Life-Pictures' section 'Excuses for Losing Games' (page 193), even though MacDonnell was generally well disposed towards Staunton. Explaining to an admirer why he had lost his match at P+2 odds to Lowe, Staunton said "You see, sir, the odds were too little; I could not play my best. I ought to have given him the knight.">|
From page 5 of Jeremy P. Spinrad's "The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part Two", April 2007: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/spinr...
|Sep-10-13|| ||thomastonk: From the "London Gazette", September 21, 1841:
"Edward Lowe, late of No.17, Little-Alie-street, Goodman's-fields, Middlesex, Assistant to a Chess Club.—In the Debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex."
|Sep-10-13|| ||thomastonk: From the "London Gazette", Dezember 21, 1841. Among the people that "are ordered to be brought up before the Court" on January 13, 1842:|
"Edward Lowe, formerly of No, 15, Nicholson-street, Edinburgh, Scotland, Jewelier, Dealer in Fancy Goods, and Eau de Cologne Manufacturer, and late of No. 17, Little-Alie-street, Goodman's-fields, Middlesex, Assistant to a Chess Club."
|Sep-10-13|| ||thomastonk: From the "London Gazette", September 29, 1840:
"The estated of Edward Lowe, Fancy Warehouse, 15, Nicholson-street, Edinburgh, were sequestrated on the 25th day of September 1840.
The first deliverance is dated the 25th of September 1840.
The meeting to elect Interim Factor is to be held, at two o'clock in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 6th day of October next, within writing-chambers of James F.Wilkie, 29, Dundas-street, Edinburgh; and the meeting to elect the trustee and Commissioners is to be held, at two o'clock in the afternoon, on Tuesday the 27th day of October, within the same place.
A composition may be offered at this latter meeting ; and to entitle creditors to the first divided, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 26th day of March 1841.
All future advertisements relating to this sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone.
JAMES F. WILKIE, Agent, No. 29, Dundas-street, Edinburgh."
|Sep-10-13|| ||thomastonk: From the "London Gazette", December 16, 1842:
"I EDWARD LOWE at present, and for twelve months past, residing in the parish of South Lynn, in the borough of King's Lynn, in the country of Norfolk, and being a Shopkeeper and Tailor, do hereby give notice, that I intend to present a Petition to the Court of Bankrupteym praying to be examined touching my debts, estate, and effects, and to be protected from all process, upon making a full disclosure and surrender of such estate and effeczs, for payment of my just and lawful debts ; and I hereby further give notice, that the time, when the matter of the said Petition shall be heard, is to be advertized in the London Gazette and in the Norfolk Chronicle aned Norwich Gazette Newspaper, one month at the least after the date hereof : As witness my hand, this 9th day of December in the year of our Lordm 1842. E.LOWE."