From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On tuesday 26 february 1884, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke about "Earthquakes" at the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society (PLSS) meeting held at the Penny-street Lecture Hall (Portsmouth).


  • President/Chairman
    • Major-General A. W. Drayson, R.A., F.R.A.S.
  • Speakers
    • R. W. Lees (lecturer)
    • Major-General A. W. Drayson
    • General J. W. Cox
    • Dr. J. Ward Cousins
    • Rev. W. J. Staynes
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont
  • Attendees
    • General J. W. Cox
    • Surgeon-General J. Lamprey, P.M.O.
    • Morris Mile, Esq. (Hon. Sec. Southampton Literary and Philosophical Society)
    • R. W. Lees, Esq., F.R.G.S.
    • Col. J. Waddell Boyd
    • Captain H. Short
    • Lieut. Hailstone
    • Rev. Dr. G. Colborne
    • Rev. W. J. Staynes
    • Dr. W. H. Axford
    • Dr. E. F. Edwards
    • Dr. G. Smith
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont
    • Dr. B. Guillemard
    • Mr. R. Rawson, R.N.
    • Mr. J. M. Ollis, R.N.
    • Mr. J. E. Blakeney
    • Mr. G. Ollis
    • Mr. T. Newell
    • Mr. O. Wales
    • Mr. C. F. Wedenby
    • Mr. J. A. Wilson, R.N.
    • Dental-Surgeon W. H. Kirton
    • Mr. A. G. Haydon
    • Mr. M. Semen Gardner
    • Mr. E. Byrne
    • Mr. A. H. Ozzard, R.N.
    • Mr. C. Constantine
    • Mr. E. F. Burton
    • Mr. G. Dimmer
    • Mr. J. W. Atkins
    • Mr. H. Murrell
    • Mr. H. C. Hurry
    • Mr. C. Spratt
    • Mr. W. McCallum
    • Mr. C. Foran
    • Mr. J. T. Hurst Stafford
    • Mr. C. J. Knight
    • Mr. G. F. Bell
    • Dr. J. Ward Cousins (Hon. Sec.)

Conan Doyle contribution

Dr. CONAN DOYLE and Dr. C. C. CLAREMONT also took part in the discussion.

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