Letter to S. S. McClure about Esquemeling
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Conan Doyle mentions Alexander Olivier Exquemeling  (1645-1707), known for having written "The Buccaneers of America", a story of the piracy. As McClure's Magazine published 3 pirates story in 1897 (The Governor of St. Kitt's in may, The Two Barks in july, The Voyage of Copley Banks in august), the letter was probably written in may-june 1897.
My dear McClure
Many thanks for you kindness. Esquemeling I have but the other two are new to me. I'll do my best to produce something readable.
Yours very truly
A. Conan Doyle
Thanks also for the magazines
- Also spelled "Esquemeling" as Conan Doyle did in his letter