A letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle submitting a story to 'Blackwood's Magazine', 1882.
In 1882, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to 'Blackwood's Magazine' to submit a story for publication.
The letter reads:
I venture to submit to your notice the accompanying tale "The actor's duel". I once before trespassed upon your valuable time by sending up a sketch which did not come up to your standard — I trust that this may meet with a better fate. However defective the working out may be I am conscious that the denouement is both original and powerful, worthy, I hope, of the traditions of your magazine.'