CARR, HENRY LASCELLES (1841 - 1902), journalist and newspaper proprietor

Name: Henry Lascelles Carr
Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: 1902
Spouse: Helen Sarah Carr (née Jackson)
Parent: James B. Carr
Gender: Male
Occupation: journalist and newspaper proprietor
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: Owen Picton Davies

Born at Knottingley, Yorkshire, son of the Rev. James B. Carr, a Wesleyan minister who was stationed for a period at Barry, Glamorganshire. He was educated at S. Aidan's Theological College, Birkenhead, but after concluding his college course he abandoned the pulpit for the press.

After some years at the Daily Post office in Liverpool he became a sub-editor on the Western Mail, Cardiff (in the first year of its publication, 1869), then manager, and afterwards editor and partproprietor, until ill health compelled him to retire in 1901.

He took part in the public life of Cardiff, as town councillor and J.P. He wrote a number of books, including one on the Welsh Sunday Closing Act. He died 5 October 1902.


Published date: 1959

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