Sir A. Conan Doyle (tribute in The Times 9 july 1930)
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sir A. Conan Doyle is a tribute by Gustave Tuck published in The Times on 9 july 1930.
Gustave Tuck was the managing director of Raphael Tuck & Sons, a company where Arthur Conan Doyle was a director for 30 years.
Sir A. Conan Doyle
Mr. Gustave Tuck, managing director of Raphael Tuck and Sons, Limited, writes:—
- My. old friend, colleague and co-director, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was a man who filled many roles in his busy life. The world knows him as a novelist, a historian, a traveller, a man of action, and a psychist. There is one side of him which is known to me personally and to the company of which I have the honour to be chairman. For 30 years Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a director of this company. During that period his sound common sense and business acumen were a source of inestimable value to our company. His presence at our monthly meetings revealed him as a man with a quickness of grasp and an easy familiarity with the many aspects of our company's work. It was not alone his knowledge of books, but his business sagacity which, made him an invaluable ally. I look back on 30 years of unbroken friendship with him as one of the greatest sources of happiness in my life.