THE BRITISH CHESS MAGAZINE No.11 Vol. LIII (March 1938)
PIERRE CHARLES FOURNIE DE SAINT-AMANT.
By G. H. Diggle.
... In I.L.N., September 7, 1950, Staunton says: "It is we feat too
true that M. St.-Amant is about to leave Europe for some years on an
expedition to California." And in Bell's Life, April 27, 1951, we
read: "St.-Amant has been appointed French Consul for California.
Success to the true man!" St.-Amant, however, did not cross the
Atlantic until after the great 1851 Tournament in London, at which he was
present for part of the time, though only as a spectator.*
... In Bell's Life, February 13th, 1853, Walker speaks of St.-Amant "at Hyeres on the Mediterranean shore, engaging in literary labours respecting his late voyage to California." From 1853-56 he wrote several books on the French Colonies which according to the Westminster Papers for December, 1872 "were standard works on the subject."**
* The Rev. W. Wayte recollects seeing him there.
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