From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Here is a list of handwritten letters by Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to relatives or published in the press. He wrote thousands of letters during his life... The following list is not exhaustive.

For other handwritten pieces, see Dedicaces, Manuscripts, drawings and paintings and other writings.

The letters are ordered chronologically, based on locations where Conan Doyle wrote his letters.

See also How to authenticate his signature?

From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

From Clifton House, Aston Road, Birmingham (1879-1882)

From Bush Villa, Southsea, Portsmouth (1882-1890)


From Central Hotel, Berlin, Germany (1890)

From 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood (1891-1894)

From The Russel House, Detroit, USA (1894)

From The Aldine Club, New York, USA (1894)

From Reform Club, Pall Mall, London (1892-1900)


From Davos, Caux & Maloja, Switzerland (1893-1895)




From 23 Oakley Street, Chelsea (1895)

From Egypt (1895-1896)

From Mena House Hotel, Cairo, Egypt (1896)

From 4 Southsea Terrace, Southsea (1896)

From Greyswood Beeches, Haslemere (1896-1899)

From Authors' Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London (1897)

From Morley's Hotel, London (1897-1902)

From Moorlands, Hindhead (1897)

From Claremont, Eastbourne (1897)

From Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere (1897-1907)

From 14 Rossetti Mansions, Chelsea (< 1898)

From The Langman Hospital, South Africa (1900)

From 27 Rue des Batignolles, Paris, France (ca. 1900)

From Dunard, Grange Loan, Edinburgh (1900)

From Old Waverley Hotel, Edinburgh (1900)

From The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London (1901-1924)

From the R.M.S Austral (1902)

From Ashdown Forest Hotel (1902-1906)

From The Limes, Wallingford, Oxfordshire (1903)

From Grand Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London (1903-1920)

From North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh (1904)

From Sheringham, Norfolk (1904)

From Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (1905)

From Tower Hotel, Hawick (1905)

From Kensington (1906)

From Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne (<1907)

From Monkstown, Crowborough (1907)

From Ely-place, Holborn, London (1907)

From Regent Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa (1907)

From Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex (1907-1930)

From Hotel Metropole, London (1908-1915)

From Piccadilly Hotel, London (1909-1910)

From The Poldhu Hotel, Mullion, South Cornwall (1910)

From Old Ship Hotel, Brighton (1911)

From Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany (1911)

From Grand Hotel, Lyndhurst, New Forest (1912)

From Princes Hotel, Brighton (1912)

From Grand Hotel & Kurhaus, Mürren, Switzerland (1913)

From Frinton, Essex (1913)

From Grand Parade, Eastbourne (1914-1916)

From Queen's Hotel, Montreal, Canada (1914)

From Winnipeg, Canada (1914)

From Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone (1915)

From Portman Lodge, Bournemouth, UK (1916)

From Paris, France (1916)

From Burlington Hotel, Eastbourne (ca. 1916)

From The Dickens Fellowship, London (1918)

From Queen's Hotel, Eastbourne (ca. 1919)

From Grosvenor Hotel, London SW1 (1919-1921)


From Hotel Metropole, Blackpool (1920)

From Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Australia (1920)

From New Zealand (1920)

From Petty's Hotel, Sydney, Australia (1920)

From Pacific Hotel, Manly, Australia (1920)

From Grand Hôtel du Louvre, Paris, France (1921)

From 4 Mostyn Terrace, Eastbourne (1921-1925)

From Atlantic City, USA (1922)

From The Ambassador, New York (1922)

From the R.M.S. Adriatic (1922)

From The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado (1923)

From The Ambassador, Los Angeles (1923)

From 15 Buckingham Palace Mansions (1923-1930)


From Jasper, Alberta, Canada (1923)

From "The Oke Field", Lyndhurst, Hant (1924)

From Villa Berna, Grindelwald, Switzerland (1924-1925)

From Hotel Regina, Paris, France (1925)

From Pulborough, UK (1925)

From Bignell Wood, Lyndhurst, Hants (1925-1930)


From The Psychic Bookshop, London (1925-1930)

From Abbey House, 2 Victoria Street, London (1926)

From Crowborough Post Office (1927)

From Hotel des Indes, La Hague (1929)

From Hotel D'Angleterre, Copenhagen (1929)

From Grand Hotel, Oslo (1929)

From Meikles Hotel, Salisbury, Rhodesia [1] (1929)

Unknown locations (1901-1930)

From Lena Jean Conan Doyle


From Mary Conan Doyle


From James Doyle


  1. Rhodesia = Zimbabwe since 1980.