from Julie Goddard, Newbury,
My thanks to Mr. Edward H. Cohen for pointing
out that the Sherlock Holmes story The
Veiled Lodger contains a supposed
description of Lord George Sanger; I
must read it. I wonder if other readers know that
the first Sherlock Holmes story A Study in
Scarlet, published in 1887, reflects the
widespread fear and condemnation of many for the
Mormon Church at that time.
from Valerie Alasia,
My thanks go to Edward H. Cohen of Florida for
his letter in the December issue of the Historian
concerning 'Lord' George Sanger. When the
original article appeared in the September 2000
issue I took little interest, as I thought it had
little to do with me. But to my astonishment, I
have since learnt through contact through the
members' interests lists, that my maternal great-greatgrandmother
was involved with the older brother, John Sanger,
to the extent that he is said to be the father of
the three children which she brought into her
eventual marriage with my great-grandfather.
So it was with the greatest interest that I
returned to the original article by Julie Goddard
and was also delighted to find the photograph of
the Sanger family grave at Margate - a post-war
holiday place for me. If only I had then known
who was buried there and his connection (what my
family would have called a socket-hole relation'
- is that Bedfordshire-speak?).