The club has 6 large books full of old newspaper clippings from different eras. Geoff Chandler has been going though them looking for items connected with the club or other news of interest.
We'll present some of them here. Initially they'll be mostly unstructured but as the collection grows we'll try to put them in some sort of logical order.
Weekly Herald - 21st June 1873
1873 Club Championship - Final Table
They played each other three times.
Two items from The Scotsman - 18th July 1896
Glasgow Herald - 12th Sept 1896
The Scotsman - 10th Oct 1896
The Scotsman - 17th Oct 1896
Edinburgh - Glasgow Correspondence Match - 1897
Edinburgh Citien 24th Oct 1902
The first President's v Vice-President's match
The game mentioned can be seen in the 1900-1950 games section.
Portobello Advertiser 23rd Nov 1903
A meeting to form an Edinburgh Chess League
Edinburgh Citizen 11th Nov 1904:
A list of the teams playing in the early league
Edinburgh Citizen 24th Feb 1905:
Edinburgh - Rome Correspondence Match 1902-1905
Edinburgh Citizen 24th Dec 1905:
Visit by Mr J.H. Blackburne
Stirling Saturday Observer - 3rd July 1907
An interesting if non-club related item
Dr Charles Frederick Knight 1853-1920
He donated the Knight Trophy which the teams in Edinburgh still play for today