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Conan Doyle and the 'hereafter'
Title : Conan Doyle and the 'hereafter' Conan Doyle and the 'hereafter'
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Creator : Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
Date of creation : 1920
Format : Ephemera
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The English novelist Arthur Conan Doyle first became interested in psychic research during his time as a young doctor in Southsea, in the late 1880s. Following the death of his son during the First World War he began openly to explore spiritualism and life after death. In September 1920 Conan Doyle and his family arrived in Adelaide at the beginning of a lecture tour of Australia. In the wake of the great loss of life through the War, thousands flocked to hear him talk about life after death.
Related names :

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930

Adelaide Town Hall

Coverage year : 1920
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
"Conan Doyle lectures: first in Australia, apostle of spiritualism," The Advertiser, 27 September 1920, p. 8
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The history of spiritualism, New York: Arno Press, 1975
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The wanderings of a spiritualist, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921
'Lecture on spiritualism', Frearson's monthly illustrated Adelaide news, August 1883, p. 119
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