CONAN DOYLE, ARTHUR, SIR. 1859-1930.
Autograph Letter Signed ("A Conan Doyle"), 1 p, 8vo, Lyndhurst, July 12, n.y., to Lord Gorell, regarding the work of another writer, light creasing and toning.
Conan Doyle writes this letter likely to Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, who in subsequent years, rose to the position of editor of Cornhill Magazine. Conan Doyle writes, "Yes, we published for Miss Puxley. We began at 9d but found that the printing worked out at over 7d and when changes were made there was no profit at all." He goes on to explain that subsequent editions were priced higher and that the lady has had a small profit from the work. "I explain this to you as I have a sort of feeling that, like so many ladies in business, she feels aggrieved. She has not actually said so, but I sense this."