DOYLE (ARTHUR CONAN) Autograph letter signed, [1898]
Lot 61
DOYLE (ARTHUR CONAN) Autograph letter signed, [1898]
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Autograph letter signed, to Sir Frederick, saying: "I should very much like to be at the Anglo-American Dinner but don't know how to get a ticket. Can you tell me?", one page, integral blank, headed paper, 8vo, Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere (where Conan Doyle moved in 1897), undated [? late May 1898]


  • CONAN DOYLE OFFERS SUPPORT FOR AMERICA'S WAR: the recipient of this undated letter appears to be the great jurist Sir Frederick Pollock. It was Pollock who delivered the closing address at the grand Anglo-American dinner held at the Hotel Cecil on 3 June 1898, where 'Dr Conan Doyle' is listed among those representing literature and journalism. The dinner was given to lend support to the United States in the Spanish-American War. Those present at the dinner expressed their delight for being, this time round, on America's side in her first major war since the Revolution. In his closing address, Pollock predicted there would in future be 'one fleet under two flags to keep the peace of the world' (report in the New York Times, 4 June 1898).
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