British (Scottish) author. Creator of Sherlock Holmes.
ALS. (but we think in the hand of his amanuensis). 1p. Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex. 30th January, 1910. To "Dear Sir".
"I shall have much pleasure in joining your Local Committee, and enclose a guinea towards the fund. Yours faithfully, Arthur Conan Doyle".
8vo. 7 x 4.25 inches. Slight mounting traces to left edge.
1910 was an eventful year for Arthur Conan Doyle. His son Adrian was born in that year and he completed one of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes stories, 'The Speckled Band'. He had had a somewhat acrimonious dispute with his eldest daughter, Mary, over her request for an annual income. There is said to have been an "unfortunate scene" when she broached the subject with her father on the day before her 21st birthday in January 1910, the month of this letter. A busy time for Arthur Conan Doyle and, in our opinion, this is a secretarial letter, written to Conan Doyle's dictation.