Letter to Mrs. Thom (13 september 1926)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on or around 13 september 1926 from Bignell Wood, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hants, to Mrs. Thom, Rocky Beach Farm, Lakeshore P.D., Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA.


Dear Mrs. Thom,

You are indeed a good friend to our enterprise which grows steadily and will this year very nearly balance its budget. I have never regarded it as a business enterprise but if it will carry itself it will give me more scope to help the cause in other directions.

The book you send for are mainly out of print and it is a question of picking up odd copies but we will do all we can, and fill up with good books which you have not had. Thanks for your cheque for 30 dollars. I sent it all on to Mr. Hitchcock. I think he will prove a good manager. My first one was a disappointment. But the way poor young Robinson, the librarian, is in an asylum. He was badly shell shocked in the war.

No, I never heard the fourth sphere — which is the one immediately above Summerland called Rom-Summer but I will make inquiring & let you know. It was A. J. Davis who called the third sphere Summerland, and he may have named the others, but I don't know.

We are eagerly watching the heavens and events generally. If you read the article "Earthquakes" in the monthly Occult Review, which I have asked them to send you, you will understand why. You should add what the writer says to what I said (enclosed) but that is only a corner of my information. All points to a catastrophe. Pray god it may be averted.

Your message was very interesting
Yours with best wishes
A. Conan Doyle

Mrs. Archer is in London & I hope to see her next week.