Donaldson, James


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  51  2289 (137) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Donaldson, James  
Born: 1787
Died: 27 Jan. 1848
 
Notes:
Murray gives date of death as 1847. Gaige gives date of death as 'c1848'. Dubois gives year of death as 1849 in La Rivista degli Scacchi (Aug. 1859, p.119). The Glasgow Herald of 4 Feb. 1848 says that he died 27 Jan. 1848. Alan McGowan (personal communication) tentatively gives his year of birth as 1787, or possibly 1788.
 
References
Books
   Edinburgh Club, Games of London-Edinburgh Match, page 4
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 96
   Murray, History of Chess, page 879
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 28, 84
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 641, 4 Jan. 1835, page 2
   [BLL], 10 Jan. 1836, page 2
   [BLL], 30 Apr. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 27 Aug. 1837, page 4
   [CMNY], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1857, page 28
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 21, 19 Mar. 1842, page 329
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 10, Oct. 1844, page 299
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 31, 31 July 1847, page 240
   [CPC], vol. 9, no. 2, Feb. 1848, page 61
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 4, Apr. 1851, page 123
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 58
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 311
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 1867, page 65
   [GH], 4 Feb. 1848, page 2
   [ILN], vol. 12, no. 303, 19 Feb. 1848, page 105
   [ILN], vol. 36, no. 1022, 17 Mar. 1860, page 270
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 7, 15 June 1842, page 320
   [QR], vol. 85, no. 169, June 1849, page 92
   [RiS], vol. 1, no. 15, Aug. 1859, page 119
Web
   [Development of the Club]
   [The Edinburgh - London Correspondence Chess Match]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Donaldson, Ja. - Donaldson, Jo. 1846         (c)     3   -   2


Player information updated: 30 Dec. 2020