The Chess Monthly
|The Chess Monthly|
|Edited by||Daniel Willard Fiske
|Publisher||P. Miller and Son (U.S.)|
The Chess Monthly was a short-lived chess magazine produced from 1857–1861 in the United States. Edited by professional diplomat and linguistics professor Daniel Willard Fiske, it was co-edited for a time by Paul Morphy. Eugene B. Cook (1830–1915) and Sam Loyd edited the chess problems section. Running for only five volumes, it is perhaps best remembered today for a series of articles written by Dr. Silas Mitchell regarding The Turk, the chess-playing machine that perished in a fire in Philadelphia prior to the publication of the magazine.
- Korn, Walter (1978). America's Chess Heritage. David McKay. pp. 6–7, 42. ISBN 0-679-13200-7.
- Tom Standage, The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine. Walker and Company, New York City, 2002. ISBN 0-8027-1391-2
- Gerald M. Levitt, The Turk, Chess Automaton. McFarland and Company Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2000.
- Moravian Chess Publishing House Volume Listing.
- Chess Monthly, Volume 3, 1859
- Chess Monthly, Volume 4, 1860