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DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930). Creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page small 4to (a little soiled, one small tear), Bignell Wood, Minstead, Lyndhurst, 13 August no year [stamped 1928]. Thanking him for his 'efficient aid with Salonica literature' and asking whether he had any bound copies of 'The Army Quarterly'. The second paragraph has been lightly struck out, probably by the recipient (perhaps a bookseller).

Conan Doyle bought the house at Minstead as a present for his second wife, Jean, and they used it whilst retaining their main residence at Windlesham, Crowborough. He was originally buried in the rose garden at Windlesham, but was reinterred under a tree in Minstead churchyard with Jean.
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