Letter about Churton Collins (16 january 1911)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 16 january 1911 from Windlesham, Crowborough.

John Churton Collins (1848-1908) was a British literary critic, which was fond of Sherlock Holmes stories.


Jan 16 /11


Your letter is as series of inaccuracies mixed up with a good deal of rudeness, but so far as it all regards myself I can disregard such nonsense. When however you describe the late Professor Churton Collins, a man whose boots your are not worthy to blacken, as a "miserable wretch" you only degrade yourself in the eyes of those who knew him and hold his memory in esteem.

Yours faithfully

A. Conan Doyle