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Newnes, George

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George Newnes (1851-1910) was a newspaper and magazine publisher (Tit-Bits, Review of Reviews, and Country Life).   In 1892 he published The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.  He helped finance the early days of motion pictures.    He was a member of the British Parliament.  He sponsored a series (13) of Anglo_American cable chess matches from 1895 to 1911.  The winner won the Newnes Trophy cup.  Great Britain won the trophy permanently in 1911 when it won the match for the 3rd time in a row.  He was President of the British Chess Club.

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