The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection Lancelyn Green Bequest

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Set of six Conan Doyle postcards

£4.50 per pack

On 24th June 2012, Portsmouth celebrated the 130th anniversary since Conan Doyle arrived in the city, devising a Sherlock Holmes Day and creating a set of six commemorative postcards. The text on the back is amalgamated from quotes sourced from Conan Doyle and paraphrased from the author.

“With its imperial associations, Southsea is a glorious place; Portsmouth a town where I know nobody, and nobody knows me...”

The pack includes the following cards:

Postcard 1

Southsea seafront. The text on the back has been taken from a reliable source that Conan Doyle wrote in those days.

Postcard 2

No. 1 Bush Villa - Southsea where Arthur Conan Doyle began his professional career as a GP in the summer of 1882.

Postcard 3

Arthur Conan Doyle with his wife and cricket team in April 1884.

Postcard 4

Arthur Conan Doyle’s wife, Louise Hawkins (known as Touie). It was during his time spent in Portsmouth as a doctor that Conan Doyle met and fell in love with her. They married at St Oswald’s church, Thornton in Lonsdale, in August 1885.

Postcard 5

Arthur Conan Doyle second novel The Sign of Four written in Portsmouth featuring Sherlock Holmes. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.

Postcard 6

Arthur Conan Doyle’s first baby daughter Mary Louise who was born in February 1889.


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