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    Arthur Conan Doyle. Autograph Letter, Signed. Aldeburgh, England: [circa 1903?]. Original letter, presumably to the daughter of Mortimer Menpes.

    More Information: Arthur Conan Doyle. Autograph Letter, Signed. Aldeburgh, England: [circa 1903?]. Original letter, addressed "Dear Miss Mempes [sic]," with a brief note of appreciation of the recipient's South African sketches and remembrances to her father; signed "A Conan Doyle." Single page on Wentworth Castle Hotel stationery, 6 x 4.75 inches (sight). Matted and framed together with a contemporary engraving of the author for an overall size of 16.25 x 9.75 inches. Letter creased horizontally (mail fold); upper-right corner appears to be repaired; very light marginal soiling; a couple small spots of foxing; Wentworth Castle Hotel illustration faded (though Doyle's ink is still bright). Appears to be very good, not inspected outside of frame. Miss Mempes is presumably Miss Dorothy Menpes, who, with her father, illustrator Mortimer Menpes, produced World Pictures: Being a Record in Color, which featured a chapter on South Africa. Mortimer Menpes painted a watercolor portrait of Doyle in 1901. From the collection of Bob Terry.

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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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