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Letter to Arthur Edward Stilwell (24 september 1922)

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This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 24 september 1922 from Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, to Arthur Edward Stilwell. Arthur E. Stilwell (1859-1928) was the founder of the Kansas City Southern Railway and author of a spiritualist book "The light that never failed: A tale of Australia, America and England".


My dear Stilwell

I am full of sympathy but it is simply impossible for me to fall into your Brownie scheme. I have a full winter here before me. Then, if I get to America in April I should start off from Chicago and carry on to the West, as I have not touched that ground. You and Randall would make a strong combination. Rev Vale Owen comes out in January. I wonder if you could supplement him. There is expense & responsibility involved — and that's the crux.

I told Lloyd George about you & he was interested in the Plan.

All remembrance to Mrs Stilwell.

A. Conan Doyle

Sept. 24