The Case of Mr. George Edalji. Special Investigation by Sir A. Conan Doyle
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
The Case of Mr. George Edalji
Special Investigation of Sir A. Conan Doyle
To the Editor of "The Daily Telegraph."
Sir, — I have been engaged for some time past in investigating the case of Mr. George Edalji, a young solicitor of Parsee origin, who was condemned at the Stafford Quarter Sessions of October, 1903, to seven years' penal servitude for the maiming of cattle. I should be much obliged to you if you would aid the cause of justice by publishing the results of my inquiry in an early number of The Daily Telegraph. You would add to the favour if you would permit the statement to be headed "No Copyright," for I hope that in that case other papers — and especially Midland papers — would copy it in extenso. Only an appeal to the public can put an end to a course of injustice and persecution which amount, as I hope that I shall show, to a national scandal.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Monkstown, Crowborough, Jan. 7.
The special article written by Sir A. Conan Doyle — extending to about fourteen columns in length — will be published in two parts. The first will appear on Friday next, the 11th inst., and the second on the following day, the 12th inst.
It is a complete investigation by Sir A. Conan Doyle of this remarkable case.