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Happy New Century to All our Readers. Dr. Conan Doyle Supports our Cause

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Happy New Century to All our Readers. Dr. Conan Doyle Supports our Cause is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Grocers' Assistant in january 1901.


Dr. Conan Doyle Supports our Cause

Sir, — I have a very strong opinion — which I expressed when I was a candidate for Parliament — that shop assistants, both male and female, are much too hard worked. In some trades, and the grocer's particularly, it is in my opinion a crying evil. I should like to see a bill passed by which a two-thirds majority of any trade could compel every shop to shut at reasonable hours. It is a national question, for surely it is of great importance to the nation that so many young men and young women should have time to improve their physical health and to cultivate their minds. The inconvenience to the customer in shopping an hour or two earlier is nothing when compared to the welfare of so many thousands. Your organisation has, therefore, my heartiest sympathy.

Yours truly,

A. CONAN DOYLE





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