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[hr_invisible]Conan Doyle, Arthur (1859 – 1930)

‘I shall read… some extracts from the Sherlock Holmes methods of reasoning’

A fine autograph letter signed by Arthur Conan Doyle, February 24th 1897. The author writes to an unnamed correspondent, notifying him of a reading he will be giving for the Indian Famine Fund. ‘Sir Walter Besant takes the chair. If you could give me a line to say so you might help a most needful charity. I have advertised for a week in your columns, but it is liable to be overlooked or forgotten.’ The author goes on, ‘I shall read from my own tales, some extracts from the Sherlock Holmes methods of reasoning.’ Conan Doyle goes on to list some other works he will read from, including ‘a tale which has not appeared in book form.’ In very fine condition. Letters by Conan Doyle that mention his most famous creation are extremely rare and desirable.[hr]