Morphy, P.C. – Owen, J. 1858 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2797 (29) 4/
Owen, John    2447 (44) 1/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 3 July 1858
End date: July 1858
 
Notes:
A letter by Edge dated 9 July gives +2-1 for Morphy against Owen; another letter dated 6 Aug. 1858 gives +4-1 for Morphy; Edge's 'Exploits' (p.200) gives +4-1; Bell's Life in London of 22 Aug. 1858 (p.3) gives +4-1 for Morphy; the Chess Monthly of June 1859 (p.198) gives +4-1=0 for Morphy; Spinrad gives 4-1 from the New York Times of 21 Oct. 1858. Lawson and Sarah's Morphy website say that the first 3 games were played on 3 July 1858, and the other two later (after 9 July, presumably).
 
References
Books
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 115, 192
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 106
Periodicals
   [BLL], 22 Aug. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Aug. 1858, page 256
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Sep. 1858, page 285
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   [NYC], 7 Aug. 1858
Web
   Edge, Frederick.  [A Letter from Edge to Fiske, August 6, 1858]
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter July 9,1858]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015