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Sir Conan Doyle Married Quietly

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Sir Conan Doyle Married Quietly is an article published in The New-York Times on 19 september 1907.

Sir Conan Doyle Married Quietly

The New-York Times (19 september 1907)

Name of Church Where Cere-mony Took Place Had Been Kept Secret.


Many English Literary Celebrities Also Attend It-Lady Doyle a Very Handsome Woman.

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

LONDON, Sept. 18. — Only about thirty guests were present at the wedding of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the novelist, and Miss Joan Leckie at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, to-day, so well had the secret of the church where the ceremony was to take place been kept. The bridegroom and his best man were both, attired in the conventional frock coat, striped trousers, and white waistcoat. Sir Conan, sporting a huge white carnation in his buttonhole, passed into the church unrecognized by the few spectators who had been attracted by the ringing of the fine bells of the church and the awning before the entrance. The bride, who is very handsome, wore a beautiful dress of silver tissue and old lace. She was given away by her father, and was attended by two bridesmaids, who wore pale blue and white costumes, and a page dressed in pale blue silk and carrying a long shepherd's crook tied with blue ribbon. Sir Conan's present to the bride was a superb diamond tiara and hers to him a gold watch. Most of England's literary celebrities were present at a reception at the Hotel Metropole after the ceremony, and also George Edalji, who was unjustly condemned for the cattle-maiming outrages at Great Wyrley and whose cause the creator of Sherlock Holmes so ably championed. Sir Conan had long been regarded as a confirmed bachelor. He is 48 years old.