Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Literary Estate

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Andrea's mother, Etelka Duncan, on her daughter's advice, immediately bought the Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate. A Trust was then created to distribute future royalties to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Andrea's father, André Milos a respected banker whom Lady Duncan trusted implicitly, was put in charge of the acquisition. A notarized agreement dated August 2nd, 1976 protected Lady Duncan's interest with the understanding that her name as the real owner of the copyrights would only be divulged in case of André's retirement or demise. André Milos appointed Sheldon Reynolds as his agent, to close the deal with the Receiver acting for the Royal Bank of Scotland. That contract was signed on the 25th day of August 1976 in London. Sheldon Reynolds was under the legal obligation to assign the copyrights to André Milos, and did so on the 3rd day of August 1977.

In 1977, Lady Duncan and André Milos appointed their daughter Andrea as manager of the Arthur Conan Doyle copyrights. Jonathan Clowes remained the Agent in London. Continued...

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