Letter to Houdini (23 may 1923)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Letter in A Magician Among the Spirits p. 149-150 (1924)

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle to Houdini on 23 may 1923 from The Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles.

The letter was published by Houdini in his book A Magician Among the Spirits (1924).


The Ambassador
Los Angeles
May 23, 1923.

My dear Houdini:—

I have had to handle you a little roughly in the Oakland Tribune because they send me a long screed under quotation marks, so it is surely accurate. It is so full of errors that I don't know where to begin. I can't imagine why you say such wild things which have no basis in fact at all. I put the Thompsons down as humbugs. I never heard of my son or brother through the Thomas brothers. They were never exposed. 1 never said that Masked Medium was genuine. I wish you would refer to me before publishing such injurious stuff which I have to utterly contradict. I would always tell you the exact facts as I have done with the Zancigs.

Yours sincerely,

A. Conan Doyle.