Letter to Grant Richards (25 march 1903)
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
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.