Three sons of Hermann Leo Seligmann (c.
1823-1905), an iron merchant in Glasgow, were associated with the Glasgow
and Hillhead Chess Clubs.
Alfred Hermann Seligmann
c. 1853 - 25 August 1906, Johannesburg, South
Won the Handicap tournament of Glasgow Chess Club
William Louis Seligmann
13 October 1856, Glasgow - 17 April 1895, Glasgow
- played in the Minor tournament at the
1888 and 1891
Scottish Chess Association Congress, winning in
- played in the 1892 Scottish Championship,
scoring 6/11 for a share of 3rd-5th places.
- played in the 1894 Scottish
Championship, scoring 5/8 and sharing 2nd-4th places. He defeated
Sheriff Spens and G.E.
- only the day before his death he had been appointed by the Scottish Chess Association as one of its directors.
Hermann Leo Seligmann jnr.
26 May 1858, Glasgow - 24 December 1903, Glasgow
- played in the Minor tournament of the 1888 Scottish Chess
William and Hermann played for the West in the matches against East of
Scotland in 1889,
1892 and 1894.
Hillhead Chess Club
The meeting to formally constitute the Hillhead CC
was held in early 1890 at 8 Alfred Terrace, Glasgow, the home of Julius
Seligmann (1817-1903). Mr Seligmann was a brother of Hermann L. Seligmann
snr, and uncle to the above brothers. William Seligmann was the treasurer
of the new club.
British Chess Magazine 1888,
p.357; 1893, p.235; 1895, p.228.
19 April 1895, p.1, death notice.
Historian, Chess Scotland