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22 May 1859, Edinburgh M.D., Kt, KStJ, D.L., LL.D., Sportsman, Writer, Poet, Politician, Justicer, Spiritualist Crowborough, 7 July 1930

Letter to editor about Oscar Slater manuscript (4 may)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia


This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 4 may [1925~1930] from Bignell Wood (Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hants) probably to Ernest W. Oaten, Editor of "The Two Worlds" (see also previous letter from 2 may on the same topic).


Dear Sir Ernest

My complaint was not that you did not handle the booklet but that you did handle it in so dilatory a way as to add an unnecessary six weeks to an unfortunate man's fate. I say nothing if the expense of Councils opinion which I undertook at the suggestion of your representative. In all my long experience I have never known a worse-handled business.

Yours faithfully
A. Conan Doyle.

May 4.