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DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. Group of 4 Autograph Letters Signed, "A Conan Doyle," to various recipients, on various subjects. Together 5 pages, 8vo; both 1900 letters mounted with one with loss to left margin and the other with scattered staining. Hindhead, Surrey, vd
[14 October 1900], to "My dear Lucy": "I am so very glad that the book pleased you. . . . What a sad phase the [Boer] war has entered upon. There was something ennobling about our defeats but this crushing out of the struggling nations is terrible & yet inevitable. . . ." [9 November 1900], to "Dear Sir": "It is unfortunate about 'A Study in Scarlet.' 'The Sign of Four' you will learn about, by writing to J. Garmeson, Lippencott & Co . . . ." 20 November 1903, to "Dear Sir": ". . . I would read some selections illustrative of British and French life in historical times . . . drawn from 'Rodney Stone,' 'The Refugees,' and other of my novels. . . ." Np, nd, to "Dear Mr. Moschelles": ". . . I fear that I am but a half hearted supported of your cause, but Anglo American Arbitration does attract me very strongly, for I believe both nations to be ripe for it. . . ."
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