Letter to Lady Tankerville (24 september 1925)

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This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 24 september 1925 from 15 Buckingham Palace Mansions (London) to Lady Leonora Tankerville, Countess of Tankerville (1868-1949), American spiritualist and wife of George Montagu Bennet, 7th Earl of Tankerville.


Dear Lady Tankerville

Excuse this intrusion. I was given a proof of your Ghost article with the request that I make a few comments upon it — which I did. May I congratulate you both upon your own remarkable psychic gifts and the grasp which you have of the subject. Especially I noted the idea, which I put forward some years ago, that the ghost figures are sometimes shells as it were peeled off in stress of emotion & not representing the real spirits at all.

I should like to draw your attention to the psychic Bookshop, established to get over the boycott of these subjects by Booksellers. The two books of Mrs. Tweedale, "Ghosts I have seen" & "Phantoms of the Dawn" are probably familiar to you

Yours faithfully

A Conan Doyle

Sept 24.