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#639 - Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Sherlock Holmes author declines an invitation while residing in Switzerland to care for his ailing wife

ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, Grand Hotel Belvedere, Switzerland letterhead, no date. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “Many thanks for your kind letter and invitation. I fear however that it will be some years before the health of my wife will allow us to live in England again.” Triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 26.25 x 21.5. In fine condition, with some light mirroring of letterhead and ink from folding. In 1893, Doyle’s wife Louise was diagnosed with tuberculosis and given only months to live. Hearing that the climate in Switzerland proved beneficial for others suffering from the ailment, they moved to the country later in the year. Although the climate did not cure her, it helped Louise immensely, and she lived until 1906. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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