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Letter to Mrs. Thom (13 september 1926)

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This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on or around 13 september 1926 from Bignell Wood, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hants, to Mrs. Thom, Rocky Beach Farm, Lakeshore P.D., Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA.

Letter demonstrating Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in the occult. He thanks her for her friendship and will pay Mr. Hitchcock for the books. He gives news of another occultist: the poor Jerry Robinson, bookseller is in the asylum since he underwent a great choc during the war. Conan Doyle does not know the "fourth sphere." The letter mentions an article pertaining to earthquakes published in the "The Occult Review". [1]


[ Recto missing ]

... Ron-Summer but I will make inquiring & let you know. It was A. J. Davis who called the third sphere Summerland, and he may have named the others, but I don't know.

We are eagerly watching the heavens and ... generally. If you read the article "Earthquakes" in the monthly Occult Review, which I have asked them to send you, you will understand why. You should add what the writer says to what I said (enclosed) but that is only a corner of my information. All points to a catastrophe. Pray god it may be averted.

Your message was very interesting
Yours with best wishes
A. Conan Doyle

Mrs. Archer is in London & I hope to see her next week.

  1. Source: Hotel Drouot, Sale "Aristophil Britannica - Americana", Lot 53 (18 november 2019).