Letter to Gilbert Dobbs from Frederick Gamage
Letter to Gilbert Dobbs from Frederick Gamage
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Letter to Gilbert Dobbs from Frederick Gamage

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Author: Gamage, Frederick E (1881-1956) signed

Year: 1939

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Place: Brockton, ME

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Letter (10 3/4" x 8 3/4") to Gilbert Dobbs discussing several problems and thanking him for problems received and potential future problems. Also discusses a book about to be published. Signed by Gamage.

Frederick Gamage (1881-1956) was born in Westborough, MA. The active periods in Gamage's career as a problemist have been relatively brief. He composed his first problem in 1901 and withdrew from active chess in 1914. This early period was interrupted months and even years at a time, a feverish outburst of productivity around 1910 resulting in some of his best work, especially in the three-move field. In 1937 he took up composing afresh with new enthusiasm, under the guidance of Alain White and continued until his death.

Giblert Dobbs (1867-1941) had composed an astonishing number of 2,500 problems, great numbers of them very charming and attractive pieces. He loved the simpler combinations of pure or model mates in three-move form, and turned out literally hundreds of examples, which one could always counted upon to be well worth the solving. Dobbs went on to become a minister in Carrollton, Georgia. A C White published A Chess Silhouette - One Hundred Chess Problems by the Reverend Gilbert Dobb in 1942. It was a limited edition by Overbrook Press of 250 copies. (American Chess Bulletin: 1941).

Condition:

Folds where mailed else a very good piece.