Walter Penn Shipley papers, 1879-1951.


Walter Penn Shipley papers, 1879-1951.

The materials in this collection relate to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and amateur chess enthusiast active in the late 19th century until his death in 1942. The Walter Penn Shipley papers include materials relating to Shipley's business acquaintances, friends, and family, as well as his chess activities.

.3 linear feet (1 box)

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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)