Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $500
Estimate $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $610
Including buyer's premium

Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish writer best known as the creator of the well-known figure of the detective 'Sherlock Holmes.' He believed in spiritualism, and even advocated the method and gave lessons about it. Before us is a letter addressing his belief in spiritualism in which he refers a woman to a man named Ticknor for spiritual consultation. The letter was sent from the Ambassador Hotel in New York to Mrs. Herman, also in New York.

[1] leaf, 16x13 cm, English, ink on the Ambassador Hotel's official stationery, autograph signed in black ink. Enclosed is an original envelope and a typewritten story by him on a leaf that was sent to the addressee and an additional card with two lines handwritten by him. Very fine condition, a fold crosswise and lengthwise, framed.

Category
Illustrious Personalities