Holograph letter to R. Hemingsley
March 14, 1890
This letter, dated shortly after the Sign appeared in Lippincott’s, shows Conan Doyle maturing as a businessman, quickly pursuing and controlling the serialization of his second Sherlockian novel. A critic with the Birmingham Daily Gazette, Hemingsley was an admirer of Conan Doyle’s work and his frequent correspondent. The two men had a cordial relationship and correspondence spanning decades.
On blank stationery