Letter to John Reid (ca. november 1893)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle ca. november 1893 to John Reid. He expressed his congratulations to the author after reading A Chronicle of Small Beer: Sketches of Boyhood published in 1893.


My dear Mr. Reid

Let me congratulate you warmly on your little book which is just as good as it could be. I have never read any better fresher sketches of boy-life. I am sure that you have the full equipment which will carry you to fame.

I lecture at Glasgow on Nov 23 — if I am not dumb with talking by that date, I should be glad if you could come to the lecture & then meet me afterwards.

Yours faithfully

A Conan Doyle.