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Letter to Grant Richards (25 march 1903)

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This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 25 march 1903 from Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere, to his friend and book publisher Grant Richards (1872-1948).


March 25, 1903

My dear Grant Richards,

I think the title is a very good one. I remember that you wanted to alter "A Duet" alas I don't think in either case there was anything amiss.

By the way talking of "A Duet" how many years is it since we had a settlement. I am glad to think that it sells briskly in the shilling form. That book will eventually outline most things that I have written.

I should be glad if I could protect the American Rights of my Sister's book. Could you do that in any way? If not we might get an advanced set of proofs and I would try if we could get McClure to do it over there.

£20 seems a very small sum spent in advertising. I should have thought you might have put a bit more onto it.

I have marked two clauses in the agreement which seem to me to be unfair.

Yours very truly,

A. C. D.

I could take half a dozen more of the 6/. "Duets".

  • Source: Brian Pugh Collection.