Letter about Micah Clarke (6 august 1894)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 6 august 1894 from his house at 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood.

The recipient may have been Samuel Harden Church (1858-1943) whose work "Oliver Cromwell: A History" was published in 1894, the same year as the present letter.


My dear Sir

Very many thanks for the charming book which you have sent me. I shall value it very highly. I have always been intensely interested in the fighting Puritan and have endeavoured to draw several types of him in "Micah Clarke." Oliver [1] was the greatest king we ever had in England and it will be a joy to me to read his career again in your pages.

Yours very truly

A Conan Doyle.

  1. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658).