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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


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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 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 (1894-1895)




From Egypt (1895-1896)

From Mena House Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

From 4 Southsea Terrace, Southsea (1896)

From Greyswood Beeches, Haslemere (1896-1897)

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

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

From Moorlands, Hindhead (1897)

From Claremont, Eastbourne (1897)

From Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere (1897-1907)

From The Langman Hospital, Bloemfontein, 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 North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh (1904)

From Sheringham, Norfolk (1904)

From Grand Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London (1904-1920)

From Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (1905)

From Tower Hotel, Hawick (1905)

From Kensington (1906)

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 Picadilly Hotel, Piccadilly and Regent Street, London (1909)

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

From Hotel Metropole, London (1910-1915)

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 Frinton, Essex (1913)

From 22 Grand Parade, Eastbourne (1914)

From Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone (1915)

From Portman Lodge, Bournemouth, UK (1916)

From Paris, France (1916)

From Burlington Hotel, Eastbourne (ca. 1916)

From Grosvenor Hotel, London SW1 (1919)

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, London (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, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hants (1925-1930)


From The Psychic Bookshop, London (1925-1930)

From Crowborough Post Office (1927)

From Hotel des Indes, La Hague (1929)

From Hotel D'Angleterre, Copenhagen (1929)

From Grand Hotel, Oslo (1929)

Unknown locations (1901-1930)