|THE LIFE AND CHESS OF PAUL MORPHY|
J. S. Kipping - 1822-1899 - secretary of the Manchester Chess Club. In 1857 he was on the English team with Staunton and Boden that played a consultation game played in Manchester against Anderssen, Horwitz and Kling.
[Event "consultation game"]
Lord Lyttelton - 4th Baron Lyttelton of Frankley,
George William Lyttelton - born in Westminster, London March 31,1817; died
in Marylebone, London April 19,1876 - was considered a fine scholar who
earned his B.A. at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1838 where he played cricket.
He did important work in educational and poor law reform. He was Under-Secretary
of State for the Colonies during Peel's last administration. He was the
brother-in-law of William Ewart Gladstone and married Mary Glynne with whom he
had eight sons. He was president of the British Chess Association.
Charles Amédée Maurian - Paul Morphy's closest and life-long friend, was born on May 21, 1838. He learned chess in college from Morphy himself and continued to play against Morphy until near the end of Morphy's life at ever decreasing odds. While he never played in any organized tournaments, he acquitted himself competently in even, casual games against some of the greatest players of the era: Mackenzie, Steinitz, Tchigorin, Zuckertort and many others. After Morphy left for Europe in 1858, Maurian was the strongest player in the New Orleans Chess Club. From 1858-1860 he edited the chess column in the New Orleans Delta and from 1883 until moving to Paris in 1890 he co-edited the chess column in the Times-Democrat. He died on December 2, 1912.