John G. White Special Collections

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John G. White (1845-1928), eminent Cleveland lawyer and President of the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees, was an avid chess player and enthusiastic collector. He was a vital force in shaping the research aspects of the Cleveland Public Library and donated his personal library of chess and checkers material. It is assumed that much of the material from the collections was compiled by White and other members of the Special Collections staff through aquisition and donation.

From the guide to the Chess Player Portraits Collection, 1845-1998, 1890-1950, (Cleveland Public Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Chess Player Portraits Collection, 1845-1998, 1890-1950 Cleveland Public Library
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associatedWith Capablanca, Jose Raul, 1888-1942 person
associatedWith Fischer, Bobby, 1943-2008 person
associatedWith Karpov, Anatoly, 1951- person
associatedWith Kasparov, G. K. (Garri Kimovich) person
associatedWith Morphy, Paul Charles, 1837-1884 person
associatedWith Philidor, F. D. (Francois Danican), 1726-1795 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chess players

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