Letter to Harry Price (18 february 1929)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 18 february 1929 to Harry Price about spiritualism.


18th February, 1929.

Dear Price,

You would find my own account of the matter written practically at the time and endorsed by the name of Steffanson in my book 'Our American Adventure'.

I do hope that behind the scenes of spiritualism you have found some noble and beautiful things — consolation for sad hearts and hope for those who were hopeless. Pray do not dwell always on what is negative and sordid. I confess that it makes me restless when I see Moseley and you ?— both members of the L.S.A. and therefore within our camp — giving only stories of miscreants who have traded on a holy cause. It is all very well to 'warn the public' but if some writer did the Church of Rome from inside, and had nothing to tell but adulteries and robberies by Priests it would not be excused on the ground that it was to warn the public. No doubt later in your series you will restore the balance.

Yours sincerely,

A. Conan Doyle