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Ashley and Smith

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of 139 and 140, Fleet Street, London, E.C.

Newspaper Proprietors and Publishers, Sporting News Agency

Established in 1865 by James Smith and Sydney Smith. Former succeeded in 1874 by C. H. Ashley, followed by Hy. Batty-Smith, Charles Ashley, C. H. Ashley, S. A. Smith.

Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1891.

1914 Directors: C. H. Ashley (Chairman), Hy. Batty-Smith (Vice-Chairman and Managing Director), Charles Ashley (Managing Director), Sydney A. Smith (Director). Staff: 185. Business: Owners of " The Sportsman." Also proprietors of "Ruff's Guide," "The Lunar Month," "The Sportsman's Monthly Guide," "The Annual Summary of Past Racing," &c.


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