From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
To the Editor of The Daily Mail.
Sir, — My late friend Mr. Grant Allen was misinformed. [In his "Evolution of the Idea of God" he wrote, I have known two instances of modern spiritualists who had their wives' bodies embalmed that the spirit might return and inhabit them."] Anyone who embalmed a body with the idea that the spirit would return to it was certainly not a spiritualist. It is only one of those wild assertions like that of a leading paper's leading article the other day, which asserted that spiritualists "call up spirits." But the light spreads.
Arthur Conan Doyle,
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.