Letter to McClure about a study

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle probably in 1896 from Greyswood Beeches, Haslemere, to Samuel S. McClure (editor of the McClure's Magazine) or one of his brother.


Dear McClure

We thought the Certificate came from Walt and acknowledged it to him. Many thanks, it arrived all right.

I have done one of those studies which I will forward tonight so that you may have some idea what sort of thing I mean. Of course the Holmes stories are all criminal studies, and your brother was very keen on my doing them. If on seeing this he determines however that he would rather have pure fiction he shall have them — but it will throw back the date of them, as I feel at present rather drawn towards these.

With kind regards

Yours very truly

A. Conan Doyle