Donaldson, James


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  43  2289 (137) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Donaldson, James  
Born:
Died: Feb. 1848
 
Notes:
Murray gives date of death as 1847. Gaige gives date of death as 'c1848' but the Feb. 1848 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.61) announces the death and the 19 Feb. 1848 issue of the Illustrated London News says 'Mr. Donaldson, expired at Edinburgh... a few days ago', so I take his date of death to be Feb. 1848. Dubois gives year of death as 1849 in La Rivista degli Scacchi (Aug. 1859, p.119).
 
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], 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, Jan. 1857, page 28
   [CPC], vol. 2, 19 Mar. 1842, page 329
   [CPC], vol. 5, Oct. 1844, page 299
   [CPC], vol. 8, 31 July 1847, page 240
   [CPC], vol. 9, Feb. 1848, page 61
   [CPC], vol. 12, Apr. 1851, page 123
   [CPC], vol. 1, Feb. 1853, page 58
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 311
   [ILN], vol. 12, 19 Feb. 1848, page 105
   [ILN], vol. 36, 17 Mar. 1860, page 270
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 June 1842, page 320
   [QR], vol. 85, June 1849, page 92
   [RiS], vol. 1, 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: 26 Mar. 2015