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A Disclaimer

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A Disclaimer is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in The Times on 30 december 1919.


A Disclaimer

The Times (30 december 1919)


Sir, — In answer to the Hon. Major Victor Spencer's letter in your columns, may I disclaim having ever mentioned Mrs. Spencer's name at any time in connexion with psychic phenomena. A reference to the original published correspondence will show that it was her own family who mentioned her name, and that it was a close relation who said, "Mrs. Spencer has strong psychic power," and also asserted of one lecture that it was done upside down. "When she had finished she wondered what on earth she had done. It was only on turning it upside down that a perfect head of Christ appeared." I enclose the cutting with marked passages to prove my assertion.

Major Spencer is, of course, entitled to have hos own views upon psychic matters and their value, but the tide of events is, I think, against him.

Yours faithfully,

Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, Dec. 29.