Papers of H.J.R. Murray relating to knight's tours

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Papers of H.J.R. Murray relating to knight's tours

1915-1951

Abstract:
Papers of H. J. R. Murray relating to knight's tours, 1915-1957, mainly typescript, with manuscript diagrams and notes.

Extent: 0.35 Linear meters, 5 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2817, d. 2370, e. 2719-2721

Biographical/Historical

Harold James Ruthven Murray (1868-1955) was a chess player and historian of chess and board games.

Scope and Content

Murray's papers relating to knight's tours, are mainly typescript, with manuscript diagrams and notes.

Acquisition

Given by Dr. K. M. Elisabeth Murray, 1992

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 2719, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

The papers are additional to the main collection of his papers given to the Library in 1955 (MSS. H. J. R. Murray 1-168).

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Murray | Harold James Ruthven | 1868-1955 | Chess Player and Historian

Subject(s)

20th century
Chess

Descriptive List

H.J.R. Murray, 'The Early History of the Knight's Tour'
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2719
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 69-91) bibliography.

H.J.R. Murray, 'The Knight's Problem'
Date: 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2720
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 283 pages

H.J.R. Murray, 'The Magic Knight's Tours. A Mathematical Recreation'
Date: 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2370
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

Essays and papers on knight's tours by Ernest Bergholt
Date: 1915-1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2721
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 120-171) by G.L. Moore, 1918-1920, with a few notes by Murray.

Papers on knight's tours
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2817
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 54 leaves

Scope and Content

Material on 'diagonally magic knight's tours', with:


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