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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Jun 29, 2018 08:33]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [18-06-29]

Looking for source for Dawson anagram

I used several years ago the anagram "Thomas Rayner Dawson" = "A dear man's worthy son". But since then I can't figure out what was my source and who was the author. Thomaas Brand uses it on his website of anagrams of chess composers as well, citing me there as his source for where he saw it.

So my question is: Do you know what was the original source and who was the original author? I suspect it might have been in the Christmas Series or any dedication to Dawson.

EDIT: I remember it was some old printed source. That puts the source somewhere in the 20th century before 1990. But I can't really do much more. So unless you know it, it is likely fruitless to search for it.
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(2) Posted by Rajendiran Raju [Friday, Jun 29, 2018 17:59]

Here is one link of your 15th June 2008 , ( one decade before ) article about TRD

Later i will come up with another link ( pdf )  of our 1st International Master Narayan Shankar Ram's great ... hand made ....8 page tribute to T.R.Dawson !

( Thanks to our another composer Dr.S.Manikumar for providing this link! ) [ Dr.Mani and Dr.Phani R Bhushan both are neonatologists ! ]
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 02:11]

I did not invent this anagram, so my article is not the original source for it.
At least it says a lot about my life that this is one of the things I regret the most - not giving the source and author there.
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(4) Posted by Rajendiran Raju [Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 03:03]

NSR work , November 1989 , before internet era !
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(5) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 19:45]

Raju is our Encyclopedia !
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(6) Posted by Michael McDowell [Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 20:47]

Chris Feather ran a Christmas Competition in the British Chess Magazine for December 1976 where he gave anagrams of composers’ names for solving. When he gave the results in the June 1977 issue he mentioned that one of the winners, J.J.O’Keefe, had “enclosed some witty anagrams of his own”. One of them was the Dawson anagram. He also turned Chris into a Fischer-hater. Clearly this is not the Australian composer, who died in 1952. There was an American called John J. O’Keefe (known as Jack – 1930-2008) who contributed to Edward Winter’s Chess Notes website (an obituary can be read under CN5708), but Mr. Winter is not aware of him having any interest in problems.
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(7) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 21:28]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [18-06-30]

I do not have that source, but this seems to be the original one then. Many thanks!
The anagram must at some point have been reprinted somewhere, but that's not important anymore.

EDIT: Some more information about Mr. O'Keefe from - as that wiki will be shut down soon, possibly someone can make a complete backup of the "chessprogramming" wiki? IT says it moves completely to a new hoster, but just in case...

He was 1967 Michigan Open State Champion and involved in the chess program CHAOS in the 1970s/1980s, at its time one of the strongest programs.
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(8) Posted by Andrew Buchanan [Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 06:54]

"So: was retro handyman" :)
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(9) Posted by Adrian Storisteanu [Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 09:15]

Version of above: Was handyman o' retros...
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(10) Posted by Adrian Storisteanu [Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 09:21]

Duplex: And Thomas Rayner Dawson shows many a retro...
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