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DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930). Creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Geoffrey] Hodson (1886-1983), 1 page small 4to, Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, 22 February no year. Inviting Hodson to a 'big Sunday gathering' at the Queen's Hall.

'I expect Sunday is a 'dies non' with you but we have our big Sunday gathering at 12 at the Queens Hall. I am the speaker this time and shall survey this movement in a way which might interest you. ...
 'If you cant [
sic] come what about sending a good man to report not what we say so much as the evidence of a big popular movement.'

Conan Doyle is evidently referring to a meeting on spiritualism, perhaps that of 31 March 1920.
 Hodson was a occultist, mystic, Theosophist, etc. and was particularly adept at seeing fairies. Conan Doyle invited him to Cottingley to sit with the girls in the hope of seeing even stronger images than those which they had (so notoriously) photographed.
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