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Cyril D. Pearson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9104

Content Description

Contains letters written by Cyril D.rew Pearson and other items related to his life in Utah, his time in the military, and his law career in New York City. Also included are items relating to the history of the Church in New York. Materials created 1904-1966.


  • 1904-1966


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cyril D.rew Pearson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Cyril D.rew Pearson (1897-1966) was a Mormon lawyer and veteran from New York.

Cyril Drew Pearson was born in Lehi, Utah on April 4, 1897 to parents Andrew C. Pearson and Sarah Smith Pearson. He enrolled in the United States Military Academy when he was 21 and graduated two years later in 1920. Pearson served for one year in infantry and one year in Chemical Warfare Service, when he resigned his Army commission to attend law school. He received a bachelors and a Doctorate in Law from the New York University Law school. He became a member of the New York, Utah, and United States Supreme Court Bars. In 1928 Pearson was hired by the Standard Oil legal department where he received international acclaim. In 1921 he married Helen Smart. They had two daughters.


1 box (0.5 linear ft)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Catherine Pearson Taylor and John Taylor, daughter and son-in-law of Cyril D.rew Pearson in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Catherine Pearson Taylor and John Taylor; Feburary 2018.


20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana (Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history, II,B,5,VI, 2016)

Processing Information

Processed; Andrew VanDomelen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Cyril D. Pearson papers
Andrew VanDomelen
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States