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C. Arthur Pearson

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Sir (Cyril) Arthur Pearson, first baronet (1866–1921), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, of C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.

1866 Born at Wookey near Wells, son of the Revd Arthur Cyril Pearson (1838–1916) and his wife, Philippa Massingberd Maxwell Lyte (1846–1909).

1904 PEARSON, C. Arthur, the editor and proprietor of the London Daily Express; the Midland Express and Evening Despatch, of Birmingham; the North Mail, of Newcastle; the Evening News, of Leicester; Pearson's Weekly, Pearson's Magazine, the Royal Magazine, Home Notes, etc., is an accomplished motorist. Cars: 11 and 18 h.p. Mors, 16 h.p. Benz, 40 h.p. Mercedes. One of his most practical hobbies is the "Pearson Fresh Air Fund," by means of which thousands of children of the slums have been able to enjoy each summer those pleasures of the country to which they would otherwise be total strangers. Clubs: Automobile of France, A.C.G.B. & I. (Legislative Committee). [1]

1910 C. Arthur Pearson Ltd of 17, Henrietta Street, London W.C.

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904