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A Letter-Box Outrage

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A Letter-Box Outrage is an article published in The Times on 26 may 1913.

A Letter-Box Outrage

The Times (26 may 1913, p. 8)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's gardener, when posting letters in a letter-box fixed on the wall of Sir Arthur's residence, Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, noticed a black fluid oozing out of the box, and when a postman subsequently opened the box he found that a bottle of the fluid had been put among the letters. There were few in the box, and all the addresses were decipherable. It is supposed that the outrage was committed as an act of retaliation on Sir Conan Doyle for his condemnation of the suffragist methods at the meeting held recently in Tunbridge Wells to protest against the destruction of the Nevill Ground Pavilion.