Guide to the Bess Hovey Games Collection

Findnig aid created by Neeka Cannon and Russell Michalak
Ella Strong Denison Library
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
1090 Columbia St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Fax: (909) 621-8681
Email: spcoll@libraries.claremont.edu
URL: http://libraries.claremont.edu/sc/default.html
© 2008
Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Bess Hovey Games Collection
Creator: Hovey, Bess
Dates: 1886-1924
Extent: 3 foot.3 boxes
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: This collection contains books and ephemera relating to games from the 1920's. There are several examples of playing cards as well as books and pamphlets with instructions for solitary card games, group games and other diversions using cards such as magic tricks and fortune telling. Also present are examples of score cards and card table covers. The collection further contains some books and ephemera for the games Pinochle and Mahjong. Examples of dice, checkers, chess pieces and dominos from the period can be found in the collection.
Collection Number: D620
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

Information for Reserchers

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bess Hovey Games Collection. Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Neeka Cannon

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

Biography of Bess Hovey

No biographical information about Bess Hovey is available.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains books and ephemera relating to games from the 1920's. There are several examples of playing cards as well as books/pamphlets with instructions for solitary card games, group games and other diversions using cards such as magic tricks and fortune telling. Also present are examples of score cards and card table covers. The collection further contains some books and ephemera for the games Pinochle and Mahjong. Examples of dice, checkers, chess pieces and dominos from the period can be found in the collection.

Subject Headings

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Hovey, Bess
Claremont Colleges (Claremont, Calif.)
Card games
Board games -- Chess
Board games -- Checkers
Dominos
Mah jong
Mah jong--Miscellanea.
Mah jong--Rules
Pinochle


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Games, 1886-1924

box 1, folder 1

Pamphlets: Card Stunts for Kiddies, 6 Popular Card Games, Card Tricks for the Amateur Magician, How to Entertain w/ Cards, Fortune Telling w/ Playing Cards, 1921

box 1, folder 2

Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards, Pamphlet: Spaldings Home Library -- Pinochle, The Official Rules of Card Games: Hoyle up-to-date 28th Edition, 1886-1923

box 1, folder 3

Ma-Jong Book of Instructions, Babcock's Rules for Mah-Jongg, Gameco Doubling Scale for the Chinese Game of Mah-Jongg, Mah-Jong Score Card, Red Dragon Score Card for Mah-Jong, 1923-1924

box 1, folder 4

Snyder's Ma-Jung Manual: The Standard System of Scoring and Method of Play, 1923

box 1, folder 5

Handwritten Instructions for Card Games, News Clipping, Handmade [Guessing Game], outer package from [playing cards], Undated

box 2, folder 1

Checkers/Backgammon Board, Undated

box 2, folder 2

2 Decorative Card Table Cloths for Gaming, Undated

box 2, folder 3

Pinochle board containing: 1 deck of cards, 1 Pinochle rule book, and 4 game pieces, Undated

box 2, folder 4

2 Playing card holders containing 2 decks of cards each, Undated

box 2, folder 5

3 Sets of decorative playing cards (one set unopened), Undated

box 2, folder 6

2 decks of Swedish Playing Cards decorated with Swedish Kings and Queens, Undated

box 2, folder 7

1 Set Pinochle Cards in Case, Undated

box 2, folder 8

8 Decorative Tally/Score cards, Undated

box 3, folder 1

Decorative Wooden Box, Undated

box 3, folder 2

Chess Set, Undated

box 3, folder 3

Boxed Set of Miniature Dominos from Mexico, Undated

box 3, folder 4

Boxed Set of Checkers, Undated

box 3, folder 5

Lacquer Box containing Dice, Undated