Letter to McClure about a study
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
We thought the Certificate came from Walt and acknowledged it to him. Many thanks, it arrived all right.
I have done one of those studies which I will forward tonight so that you may have some idea what sort of thing I mean. Of course the Holmes stories are all criminal studies, and your brother was very keen on my doing them. If on seeing this he determines however that he would rather have pure fiction he shall have them — but it will throw back the date of them, as I feel at present rather drawn towards these.
With kind regards
Yours very truly
A. Conan Doyle