Letter to Arthur Smith Woodward (5 october)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 5 october [year?] from Windlesham, to Arthur Smith Woodward (1864-1944), paleontologist at the British Museum.


My dear Woodward

I don't know about the Admiral, but I can assure you that what we saw was not a turtle — tho' the idea of a turtle without his shell did occur to me. I'm afraid that in zoology as in psychic matters I am drifting with the position where I can only answer objections by saying "I saw it."

All thanks for the valued book. I went to Bracklesham for fossils but find that the famous beds are submarine!

Yours very sincerely
A Conan Doyle

Oct 5.