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    From the Archives: Faculty Chess Tournament, 1894

    The Nugalia column in the February 22, 1894 edition of the Horae Scholasticae notes with unusual brevity: A chess tournament is being played among the masters.   Pasted to the page preceding that issue, in a bound volume of issues from 1893-94, is the card with the scores for that tournament.  Carefully recorded in red ink on what appears to be a blank playing card, in the column marked “Total” are the words “Won by Mr. Gordon”. This particular bound volume of the Horae Scholasticae has a label pasted to the cover identifying it as the personal property of Malcolm Kenneth Gordon who was a member of the Form of…