George Edward Pearson papers

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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


This group of material has been artificially brought together from a number of different sources. It contains material held by Pearson in his role of General Manager at Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. and material relating to Pearson in a personal capacity.



Physical description

14 items

Biographical note

Honours and Qualifications

1937 awarded La Croix de Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur


1889 qualified as Chemist and Druggist under Phamaceutical Society

Career Details

c1890 worked at John Bell & Co, Pharmacy in Oxford Street, London.

1896 Travelling Representative for Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.

1899ff sent to South Africa to oversea Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. supplies to army. Set up Cape Town branch of Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.

1901 responsible for Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. interests in Australia.

c1902-1905 Head of Foreign Department.

1905-1924 General Manager for Burroughs, Wellcome & Co. appointed on the retirement of R.C.Sudlow.

1916 21 years long service award

1924-1936 Deputy Governing Director, Wellcome Foundation Ltd, later (?after 1930) Governing Director.

1936-1940 Chairman of the Wellcome Foundation Ltd, appointed on the death of Henry Wellcome.


?1890s Active member of the London Chemists' Assistants' Association

1938 -1940 honorary auditor of the Pharmaceutical Society

Fellow of the Chemical Society

Was an active Freemason from at least 1896.

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

Ownership note

Please see main WF collection description (ref. 'WF'). Some items originally from the Estate of Audrey Pearson, George Pearson's daughter. See individual item for details.


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