Games not actually played by Paul Morphy.
Game 1 - Real game http://books.google.com/books?id=ba...
Game 2 - Actually von der Lasa vs C Jaenisch, 1842 http://books.google.com/books?id=ba...
Game 3 - Originally Steinitz vs Rock, 1863. The score was also published as Reichhelm-Walker http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... in 1864 and Ernest Morphy claimed to have played it E. Morphy v. P.Shaub about 1864. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210...
In answer to your letter of yesterday, I need hardly say how happy and thankful I am to give the particulars of my playing with Mr. Morphy; to bear out gentlemen who have so fairly, and to their honor, preferred believing in the fallibility of memory, rather than in loathsome—may I not say impossible—crime.
On the night when Mr. Morphy played his blindfold game at the London Chess Club, Mr. Lowenthal and myself accompanied Mr. Morphy and his brother-in-law from the Club, as far as Charing Cross; on leaving them, both Mr. Morphy and his brother-in law pressed me to call upon them at the "British Hotel." This invitation was repeated a day or two afterwards at the St. James Chess Club, and on the following Monday I called upon them at that hotel. I was accompanied by my cousin, Col. Charles Deacon, and Mr. Morphy received us very courteously, and showed us a game he had played at Paris, and then played two games with me, the first of which he won, and lost the second.
One of the waiters came in the room several times, and my cousin was present while Mr. Morphy played with me. Our visit was made at about halfpast ten in the morning, and we left at about two o'clock. On the evening of that day, I took down the games, together with some others, although I only put Mr. Morphy's name to the game I had won of him, and that game my cousin distinctly remembers, with some remarks which were made during and after the play. These games were played exactly as they were published in the London Illustrated News.
Col. Deacon is now in Westmoreland, but I will write to him, by to-day's post, and he will give you his corroboration of these circumstances.
Regarding the affair, however, as in truth, only a question of memory, I do hope and trust that Mr. Morphy will be able and will soon make amends for the forgetfulness by a manly and honorable acknowledgment.
May I add, dear sir, these details are to be used as you may think best, for I feel and know full well how unnecessary any information would be to satisfy your mind upon the subject. Believe me,
May 9th, 1860
Deacon therefore puts the date of his games with Morphy as April 19, 1959, the Monday after Morphy's London Chess Club blindfold exhibition.