Anderson, Andrew (DNB00)

ANDERSON, ANDREW (d. 1861), the ‘champion draught-player of Scotland,’ was a stocking weaver by trade, and continued to work at his business until within a short period of his death, which occurred at Braidwood, near Carluke, Lanarkshire, 1 March, 1861 . He published ‘The Game of Draughts simplified and illustrated with practical diagrams,’ Lanark, 1848; second edition, Glasgow, 1852—a work which is regarded as an authority on the subject of which it treats. A third edition, revised and extended by Robert McCulloch, was published at Glasgow and New York in 1878.

[Gent. Mag. ccx. 472; Introduction to third edition of the Game of Draughts.]

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