Shortly after his death, the Manhattan Chess Club of
New-York, at a special meeting held in August, 1884, passed resolutions
which were sent to his mother. These resolutions were in the shape of an
elegant Album of black leather, lined in purple satin, and on the cover in
large gold letters simply PAUL MORPHY.
At a special meeting of the Manhattan Chess Club held at their rooms, 104,
East 14th Street, July 15, 1884, city of New-York, the following preamble
and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, the Manhattan Chess Club have learned with deepest regret of the
death of Paul Morphy, and desire to express their sorrow at the loss of one
who by his matchless skill in their noble game, earned for himself the FIRST
PLACE in the roll of CHESS MASTERS, and by his true modesty and worth gained
the esteem and respect of all who knew him,
RESOLVED, that the portrait of PAUL MORPHY in the rooms of the club, be
draped in mourning for a period of three months, and further,
RESOLVED, that a full record of the proceedings be entered upon the minutes
of this club, and that an engrossed copy thereof attested by the officers of
the club, be transmitted to the family of the deceased.
F. M. Todd, Treasurer.
George Green, President.
Gustave Simonson, Rec. Secretary.
W. M. de Visser, Cor. Secretary. Jas. S. Curry, Vice-