Letter about French copies (1902)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1902 from The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, S.W., about French copies of The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct (La Guerre dans l'Afrique Australe : Causes et Conduite, published in 1902 by Librairie Galignani, Paris, France).


My Dear Sir

I think the money was forgotten in sealing the letter, but it does not matter for you would help the cause more if you would spend it in buying French copies and giving them to those who need them most. Galignani, Rue de Rivoli, Paris will have them ready very shortly.

Perhaps you would get a copy and try if you could get the Editor you mention to publish portion — Chapter IV, VIII and IX are I think most essential.

With all thanks to you, Sir,

Yours very truly

A. Conan Doyle