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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2483

Charles H. Waterbury correspondence and scrapbooks on chess problems


Collection consists of correspondence and scrapbooks of Charles H. Waterbury. The contents concern chess problems.


  • 1858-1878


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


2 linear feet (7 volumes in 2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence between Charles H. Waterbury and John Chapman of Boston, Theodore French, Emile A. Balaguer, C. C. Moore and others. It also contains five scrapbooks containing clippings and correspondence. Both correspondence and scrapbooks concern chess problems and include diagrams and solutions.

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Waterbury was a notable composer of chess problems.


Arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; and Series II: Scrapbooks. Volumes are arranged chronologically within each series.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Correspondence, Gift of Silas W. Howland, 1930; recataloged from SG 3655.1*.

Scrapbooks, 94M-80. Possibly tranferred from Widener Library, date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Adrien Hilton, 2018
Processing Information In 2018, two separate collections of Charles H. Waterbury were integrated into this single finding aid. The source information is noted.
Link to catalog
Waterbury, C. H. Charles H. Waterbury correspondence and scrapbooks on chess problems, 1858-1878 (MS Am 2483): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
February 2, 2018
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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