Letter to Harry Price (10 december 1924)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 10 december 1924 to Harry Price about refusing to write the introduction of Price's essay "Stella C. : An Account of Some Original Experiments in Psychical Research". The introduction will be finally written by J. Turner.


15, Buckingham Palace Mansions
10th December, 1924.

Dear Mr. Price,

I have written such a number of prefaces of psychic books in the last 3 or 4 years that it has become just a little absurd — as if my 'information' was needed — and I have had to cry off. I refused my friend Mrs. Stobart last week for the same reason. I am sure that you will understand.

Yours very sincerely,

Arthur Conan Doyle

Your 'Stella' work seems most valuable. I wish you had gone to Boston to sit with Mrs. Crandon. The Committee are hopelessly incompetent.