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22 May 1859, Edinburgh M.D., Kt, KStJ, D.L., LL.D., Sportsman, Writer, Poet, Politician, Justicer, Spiritualist Crowborough, 7 July 1930

The Beginnings of Art

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On tuesday 15 january 1889, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke after the lecture "The Beginnings of Art" at the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society (PLSS) meeting held at the Guildhall (Portsmouth).


  • President/Chairman
    • Dr. Axford
  • Speakers
    • Mr. A. Fisher, Assoc. S.A. (lecturer)
    • Dr. Way
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle
    • Dr. Axford
    • Mr. A. Fisher
  • Attendees
    • General J. W. Cox, C.B., F.R.G.S.
    • Miss Cox
    • General A. W. Drayson, F.R.A.S.
    • General and Mrs. C. P. Catty
    • Colonel and Mrs. C. P. Wintle
    • Rev. H. Maxwell Egan Desmond, M.A., F.R.G.S.
    • Major and Mrs. Bulkeley
    • Rev. S. Kenah, M.A., R.N.
    • Captains B. Jackson, R.N.
    • H. R. Jones
    • Lamb
    • Dr. and Mrs. Kirker
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle (Hon. Secretary)
    • Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Claremont
    • Dr., Mrs., and Miss Way
    • Mr. G. G. Hardingham
    • Mrs. Stevenson
    • Mr. W. Weston
    • Mr. W. G. P. Gilbert
    • Mr. George Fremantle Ollis
    • Mr. A. Fisher
    • Mr. J. W. F. Allnutt
    • Mr. C. W. Ball
    • Mr. S. G. J. Allnutt
    • Mr. A. Howell
    • Mr. J. Phillips
    • Misses Langdon
    • Mr. and Mrs. C. Foran
    • Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson
    • Mrs. A. E. Petrie
    • Mr. and Mrs. F. Aylen
    • Mr. and Mrs. Bristow
    • Mr. R. T. Grinbell
    • Mr. J. A. Strong
    • Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Bell
    • Mrs. Roberton
    • Miss Acranan
    • Miss L. Wilcox
    • Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Baxter
    • Misses Lascelles
    • Mr. and Miss Hastings
    • Mr. H. Wingate
    • Mr. S. Melville Abud
    • Mr. W. R. McIntyre
    • Mr. W. Lawrence
    • Mr. H. McIllory
    • Mr. W. St. George
    • Mr. S. Wilson
  • Elected members
    • Miss J. Read
    • Mr. G. H. Dean, T.C.
    • Mr. G. A. Strong
  • Nominated for membership
    • Mr. R. Mayston, R.N.
    • Mr. R. T. Gribbell

Conan Doyle contribution

Dr. CONAN DOYLE (Hon. Secretary) supported, as did the PRESIDENT; and Mr. FISHER having acknowledged the unanimous vote, the meeting ended.

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