Congo Free State (6 december 1887)

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On tuesday 6 december 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke after the "Congo Free State" lecture at the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society (PLSS) meeting held at the Sailor Boy's Room of the Soldier's Institute (Portsmouth).


  • President/Chairman
    • Mr. J. Hay
  • Speakers
    • Dr. G. Smith
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle
    • General Drayson
    • Dr. J. W. Cousins
    • Mr. A. Howell
    • Mr. McCallum
  • Attendees
    • General J. W. Cox, C.B., F.R.G.S.
    • General A. W. Drayson, F.R.A.S.
    • Colonel J. Muskett
    • Colonel J. E. Taylor
    • Col. Wintle
    • Captain Fawkner, R.N.
    • Captain Millar, R.N.
    • Captain G. Harris
    • Captain Jardine
    • Dr. W. H. Axford
    • Dr. J. Watson
    • Dr. F. G. Driver
    • Dr. Bernard J. Guillemard
    • Dr. Edmonds
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont
    • Rev. Dr. W. Stern
    • Rev. Calvert
    • Rev. W. J. Staples
    • Mr. Hugh S. Maclauchlan
    • Mr. H. Percy Boulnois
    • Mr. W. Weston
    • Mr. R. West Taylor
    • Mr. G. Ollis, Percy
    • Mr. W. Inglis, R.N.
    • Mr. J. S. Robinson, R.N.
    • Mr. A. Howell
    • Mr. F. H. Wollaston
    • Mr. E. T. Mayne
    • Mr. J. R. Constantine
    • Mr. C. Joram
    • Mr. H. Gruzelier
    • Mr. T. R. Dennis
    • Mr. J. L. Childs
    • Mr. J. S. Roberton
    • Mr. W. Carter
    • Mr. G. Löhr
    • Mr. G. Cooke
    • Mr. W. S. M. McCallum, C.E.
    • Mr. J. W. Bonghton
    • Mr. R. East
    • Mr. G. F. Bell
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle (Hon. Sec.)
    • Dr. J. Ward Cousins (Hon. Sec.)
  • Elected members
    • Mr. J. W. Boughton,
    • Mr. W. S. M. McCallum, C.E.
    • Mr. A. Seale
  • Nominated for membership
    • Mr. J. Robson
    • Mr. R. East

Conan Doyle contribution

An interesting discussion followed the lecture, in which the President, General Drayson, Dr. Conan Doyle, Dr. J. W. Cousins, Mr. A. Howell, and Mr. McCallum took part, and a vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer.

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