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With apologies to John H. Watson, M.D., author of "The Dying Detective."
Refunds have been mailed.
Please let Ann Siefker know if you have not received your cheque by 15 April.
In early 2020, an epidemic of the dread Woo-Han Corruption erupted in the United States with unprecedented virulence. Hotels and restaurants everywhere were shuttered. The latest edition of Bradshaw’s showed dramatically reduced train and aeroplane schedules. Local magistrates banned gatherings of more than ﬁfty persons.
In response to the epidemic, THE AGRA TREASURERS has canceled the 2020 Holmes, Doyle, & Friends, a conference begun (under a different name) in 1981 that we have sponsored since 2014. Consequently, the question arose: How best to convey refunds to those who had registered for the event?
While we cannot claim to match Josiah Amberley (who traveled third-class by train), Lord Mount-James (who used an omnibus when he could readily afford a coach and coachman), Jonas Oldacre (who prepared a frugal supper for his intended victim), or any of the other misers mentioned in the Canon, the management of THE AGRA TREASURERS have earned the reputation of keeping costs down and delivering good value for registration, banquet, and hotel fees. In keeping with our thrift, we are taking the following actions:
For persons desiring a refund ...