THE CREATOR OF “SHERLOCK HOLMES” DECLINES TO PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. (1859-1930). British physician, novelist and detective-story writer. Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Conan Doyle”. One page, octavo. “2 Clarence Parade, Southsea”, September 8, no year. Very fine condition. To “Dear Mr. Sherard”. Doyle writes: “I think you would be wise to have the recommendation of someone who was closer in knowledge. Our acquaintance has been so slight that the most I could say would seem trivial and perhaps give a wrong impression for that reason. Yours faithfully, A. Conan Doyle”. An attractive example that would slip nicely into any first edition of his works.