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Carr, Sir (William) Emsley (1867–1941), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, was born on 1 May 1867 at 9 Hunslet Road, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, the eldest son of Thomas Hay Carr (1842–1927), a cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Jane Emsley (d. 1905). Educated in his native city, he became a journalist when summoned to ...

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Sir (William) Emsley Carr (1867–1941) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edwards, John Passmore (1823–1911), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, born on 24 March 1823, at Blackwater, near Truro, Cornwall, was the second of the four sons of William Edwards and his wife, Susan Passmore. Edwards received a rudimentary education at his village school before leaving in 1835 to help his father with his various jobs as carpenter, brewer, publican, and nurseryman. He continued his studies after work, teaching himself from the cheap books he was able to buy. These endeavours were rewarded when, in 1843, he was employed as a clerk by a ...

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John Passmore Edwards (1823–1911) by George Frederic Watts, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Findlay, John Ritchie (1824–1898), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, born at Arbroath on 21 October 1824, was the son of Peter Findlay (d. 1833?), draper, and grandnephew of John Ritchie [see under Ritchie, William], one of the founders of the Scotsman...

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John Ritchie Findlay (1824–1898) by Sir George Reid, 1899 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Joy, Henry (1719/20–1789), newspaper proprietor and benefactor, was born in Belfast, the first of three children of Francis Joy (1697–1790), printer and paper maker, and his wife, Margaret (1690–1745), daughter of Robert Martin of Belfast. The family was descended from Calvinist stock who moved to ...

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Pearson, Sir (Cyril) Arthur, first baronet (1866–1921), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, was born on 24 February 1866 at Wookey near Wells, the eldest child and only son among the four children of the Revd Arthur Cyril Pearson (1838–1916) and his wife, Philippa Massingberd Maxwell Lyte (1846–1909)...

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Wilson, Edward (1813–1878), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist in Australia, was born on 3 November 1813 at Covent Garden, London, the third son of the seven children of John Wilson (c.1777–1834), a linen merchant, and his wife, Mary (c.1780–1838). He was educated at a ...