Letter to Herbert S. Stone

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in january 1897 to Herbert S. Stone [1], the editor of Stone & Kimball, a Chicago publishing company.

He specifically names Franklin Head, a banker and patron of the arts ; Herbert's father Melville, founder of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press ; Eugene Field, a popular journalist and poet ; and Isaac E. Scott, a noted furniture designer. [2]

Conan Doyle drew a map with the path of the mailing from England to Chicago.


Chicago, H.S.S., U.S.

My Dear Stone

All happiness in '97 to you and to all friends in Chicago. I have not forgotten any of them, Franklin Head, your father — and also poor Scott and Field.

Many thanks for the charming little books.

Yours very truly,

A Conan Doyle.

Telegram. Stone. Chicago. Best whishes, Doyle.
A. C. D.