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Letter to Major Pond (6 october 1898)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia


This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle from Undershaw to Major James B. Pond on 6 october 1898 [1].

This letter was reproduced in James B. Pond's book Eccentricities of Genius.


My Dear Major

It was quite a pleasure to me to see your handwriting again. I shall always regret that I did not see you when you came to London. Pray give my kindest remembrances to Mrs. Pond and the little man. You will, I am sure, be glad to hear that my wife's health has much improved.

Has not the Anglo-American 'entente cordiale' which I preached when I was in the States grown since 1894. It is the best and healthiest sign in the waning century. But we have much still to do.

Yours always

A. Conan Doyle.

  1. According to auction description (Lot 15. Dan Posnansky Collection, Calabasas, CA, USA, 19 dec. 2017).