MissScarlett: C.N. #2047 (dates from 1994):
<A favourite Blackburne brilliancy from pages 182-183 of <Mr Blackburne's Games at Chess> by P. Anderson Graham:
No date is given, but the book's chronological order suggests 1894 or 1895. In fact, the score had already been published much earlier in a number of sources, such as pages 44-45 of the 15 December 1886 issue of the <Brooklyn Chess Chronicle> and pages 171-172 of the <Columbia Chess Chronicle> of 2 June 1888; Blackburne's opponent was identified as H. Stelling, and the occasion indicated as a 22-board simultaneous exhibition in Manchester. Moreover, the conclusion was given as the less spectacular <14...Ke7 15.d8=Q+ Resigns>; the finish published in the Blackburne book is in the <Columbia Chess Chronicle>'s notes.>
Manchester Evening News, October 2nd 1886, p.2:
<MR. J.H. BLACKBURNE AT THE MANCHESTER CHESS CLUB. - The local chess season was opened last evening, when Mr. J. H. Blackburne played twenty-two games simultaneously against as many opponents (including a lady visitor) at the Manchester Chess Club. After nearly four hours' play Mr. Blackburne defeated 17 of his opponents, and drew with five, viz., Messrs. J. Thompson, R. B. Hardman, E. Haslam, J. Green, and H. W. Hart. With one gentleman (Mr. H. Stelling) Mr. Blackburne played two extra games, of which he won one and drew the other. Arrangements have been made for a match between Mr. Blackburne and Mr. A. Burn, to commence at Liverpool, probably on the 25th inst.>
Did Stelling also play in the simul? It's unclear if this should be marked 'Simul' or 'Casual'.
Where was this game first published? That might explain the route by which the game made its way to Brooklyn by December.