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Famous British Authors Defend England's War

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Famous British Authors Defend England's War is an article published in The New-York Times on 14 october 1914.

Arthur Conan Doyle was among the 43 British writers who signed a petition for England to take part to the First World War.

His signature is the third in column 2.


Famous British Authors Defend England's War

Fifty-three of the Best-Known Writers of the Empire Sign a Vigorous Document Saying That Great Britain Could Not Have Refused to Join the War Without Dishonor.

The New-York Times (14 october 1914, section 5, p. 5)


Who's Who Among the Signers

  • William Archer
  • K. Granville Barker
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie
  • Hilaire Belloc
  • Arnold Bennett
  • Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Edward Frederic Benson
  • Very Rev. Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson
  • Lawrence Binyon
  • Andrew Cecil Bradley
  • Robert Bridges
  • Hall Caine
  • R. C. Carton
  • Charles Haddon Chambers
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Hubert Henry Davies
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of "Sherlock Holmes".
  • Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher
  • John Galsworthy
  • Anstey Guthrie (F. Anstey)
  • Sir Henry Rider Haggard
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Jane Ellen Harrison
  • Anthony Hope Hawkins (Anthony Hope)
  • Maurice Hewlett
  • Robert Hickens
  • Jerome K. Jerome
  • Henry Arthur Jones
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • William J. Locke
  • Edward Verral Lucas
  • John William Mackail
  • John Masefield
  • Alfred Edward Woodley
  • Gilbert Murray
  • Henry Newbolt
  • Barry Pain
  • Sir Gilbert Parker
  • Eden Phillpotts
  • Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • Sir Owen Seaman
  • George R. Sims
  • May Sinclair
  • Flora Annie Steel
  • Alfred Sutro
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
  • Rt. Hon. George Otto Trevelyan
  • Humphry Ward
  • Mary A. Ward (Mrs. Humphry Ward)
  • H. G. Wells
  • Margaret L. Woods
  • Israel Zangwill





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