Very Important Letter signed by Arthur Conan Doyle.
‘Elementary my dears?’
An Important Autographed shot note from Arthur Conan Doyle, to a fellow holiday maker (H Vernes Dolson), in Davos, Switzerland on 13th January 1894, discussing going to Ski the next day, together with his sister Lottie.
The note, together with the envelope cover have been set with explanation, in a modern 15* 19 inch mount. The letter is accompanied with a copy of the full Page story 100 years later of the Switzerland events. The signature has also been independently verified by a leading authority on Autographs, whose COA accompanies the item.
The significance of the letter and subsequent explanation in the Telegraph 100 Years later .. of the events leading up to Conan Doyle’s involvement and effectively his statement of the future of ski tourism and physical involvement in the subsequent events, surely entitles him to the title of ‘father’ of British ski tourism.
The significance of Davos and Switzerland and his wife’s condition, that led to his being in Switzerland, all combined to produce the untimely death of Sherlock Holmes (in Switzerland) the year before, in effect to ‘buy’ Doyle time to cope with his wife’s condition and escape his Publishers demands.