I’m so glad Allison wrote this for us. (And scanned the beautiful pictures!)
The Twisted Sketchbooks of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Father
Charles Altamont Doyle was a brilliant artist and longtime depressive who was in and out of insane asylums. While committed at the Sunnydale asylum, he kept a sketchbook of fairies, demons, sphinxes, huge birds, green goblins, and all kinds of bedtime nightmares. It was a legacy of magical thinking that he would pass on to his son, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
“The Father and Son that Believed in Faeries,” by A.N. Devers