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Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:02 am
by Tim Harding
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:46 am
I think DJ and Jean Rogers are no longer with us. I would be happy to be proved wrong of course.
We discussed earlier that DJ died in 2015 but this was only communicated to chess circles late in 2016.
We had no contact with his widow but If you look back to my posting of Tuesday you will see that she has recently been in touch with the BCCA.

Brian and I (when I get back from the World Seniors) will try to find out what Jean Rogers actually has in terms of a MS (computerised or not? how many words?), how many games, primary source info from the Thomas family, photos etc.

I am not in a position to contact the other person, Stephen Jackson, who has been researching Thomas to see what exactly he has and whether he is willing to cooperate with the Rogers project. There is also the question of whether Roger Paige (who self-published a book on Thomas several years ago, which was deficient in many respects) has collected anything further that he may be willing to contribute.

Making contact with Mr Jackson and possibly Mr Paige (who may still be a member of Edinburgh Chess Club) looks like the next step. As I am about to leave for Italy, there is no more I can contribute at this stage. So can other forum members please try to help in this regard?

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:34 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"We had no contact with his widow but If you look back to my posting of Tuesday "

So you did, sorry, must have missed that one.

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:51 am
by Brian Denman
If you are reading this, Tim, from the World Seniors event, I am afraid that I have not had any success. My letter to Stephen Jackson has been returned as 'not at this address' and I have not had any reply to the email that I sent to the quoted address of Russell Sherwood. If you want to pursue this further, it might be best to try to contact Jean Rogers directly.

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:55 pm
by Tim Harding
Brian Denman wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:51 am
If you are reading this, Tim, from the World Seniors event, I am afraid that I have not had any success. My letter to Stephen Jackson has been returned as 'not at this address' and I have not had any reply to the email that I sent to the quoted address of Russell Sherwood. If you want to pursue this further, it might be best to try to contact Jean Rogers directly.
I did write to Sherwood but I told him no hurry to reply as I would be away. I will try him again next week.
He is probably just sounding out Jean Rogers on what we told him, or of course he could be away on business or holiday.

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:50 pm
by James Pratt
I knew Stephen Jackson well. His work on George Thomas was immense but when he moved to Sussex we eventually lost touch. I told him Roger Paige had written a book on his hero and that the Rogers Family had also expressed an interest. In the end, he declared he'd publish nothing. A number of his contacts would now be dead and I read here that Stephen has moved, possibly triggered by the passing of his parents who lived with him at Bexhill. If hear from him again I'll shout but his interest in chess had zeroed.

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:50 pm
by Neil Blackburn
The name Wisker crops up here. Hans Renette has, I believe, a manuscript prepared on him, but is unable to find a publisher.