Monday, May 9, 2011
The Doyle Diary
Facsimiles of the sketchbook / dairy of Charles Altamont Doyle, father of Arthur Conan Doyle. During his stay throughout 1889 at Montrose Royal Lunatic Asylum in Scotland.
"Keep steadily in view that this Book is ascribed wholly to the produce of a MADMAN. Whereabouts would you say was the deficiency of Intellect? or depraved taste? If in the whole Book you can find a single evidence of either, mark it and record it against me." - Charles Altamont Doyle, 8th March 1889. (Pencil annotation, top left, frontispiece)
The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery: With a Holmesian Investigation into the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle By Michael Baker. (1978 Paddington Press UK)