Letter to Ruby Paulson (august 1893)
This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in august 1893 to Ruby Paulson, Mount Sorrel, Loughborough.
My Dear Ruby
Sherlock has become very lazy and I am very stupid so that I am afraid there will not be very many more stories about the strange things that he has done. But both he and I are very pleased when we hear that we have given pleasure to nice little girls. I showed him your letter and he said that your signature showed him that your father was about 45 years of age, that your hair was brown, and that you were a clever little girl with a turn for everything except mathematics. That was what he said, but he smokes too much and has been getting quite muddled lately.
Your affectionate friend
A. Conan Doyle