File MS-2-291, SF Box 31, Folder 22 - Personal papers of George Frederick Pearson

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Personal papers of George Frederick Pearson

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MS-2-291, SF Box 31, Folder 22

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  • 1920,1932 (Creation)

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11 pages (1 folder)

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(1877 - 1938)

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George Frederick Pearson was a graduate of Dalhousie University. Born in 1877 in Truro, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Julia Reading and the Hon. B.F. Pearson, a noted Halifax lawyer, publisher and financier. He graduated with his LLB from Dalhousie in 1900, the same year he was called to the Nova Scotia bar. In addition to his law practice, Pearson was chairman of the Nova Scotia Housing Commission, director of Maritime Telephone & Telegraph, and honorary president of the Nova Scotia Good Roads Association. He was also chair of Dalhousie's Board of Governors, a position from which he resigned after his failed campaign to oust Carleton Stanley from the presidency. Pearson was married twice, first to Ethel Miller, with whom he had one daughter; later he married Agnes Crawford, with whom he had two children. He died in 1938.

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Records accessioned by the Archives in 1977 and 1981; custodial history unknown.

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File comprises letters from Marshall Saunders, enclosing a sermon, "The Value of Higher Education from a Woman's Point of View," and his own "Report of a committee headed by G. Fred Pearson regarding dissatisfaction with Carleton Stanley, made to the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, May 21, 1932."

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George Frederick Pearson fonds, MS-2-291, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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July 2012

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  • Box: SF Box 31