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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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