Walter Penn Shipley papers 1879–1951


Walter Penn Shipley papers 1879–1951

This collection contains materials related to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and well-known amateur chess enthusiast of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, magazines and newspaper articles of Shipley’s chess activities as well as photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Walter Penn Shipley, his family, and his friends.

.3 linear feet; (1 box)



SNAC Resource ID: 6363750

Related Entities

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Shipley family. (family)

Shipley, Walter Penn, 1860- (person)

Walter Penn Shipley was born on June 20, 1860. He practiced law in Philadelphia during his entire professional life and resided in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Shipley had a lifelong interest in chess, competing at the amateur level and writing for many chess-related publications. From the description of Walter Penn Shipley papers, 1879-1951. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 502285399 Walter Penn Shipley was a local Philadelphia chess talent who assisted in...

Capablanca, Josè R. (person)