19 May 2004
BRAM STOKER (1847-1912)
Sir Arthur CONAN DOYLE. Autograph letter signed to Bram Stoker, Undershaw, n.d. [?c.1902], offering thanks for a book 'and the charming inscription which makes it a thing to be proud of ... I know that I shall have a treat. You have the Celtic imagination & glamour', one page, 8vo.
Bram Stoker would almost certainly have come to Conan Doyle's acquaintance in his capacity as Henry Irving's secretary. The reference to 'Celtic imagination & glamour' makes it likely that the book was one of Stoker's reworkings of Celtic folk-stories (such as his The Mystery of the Sea, 1902), rather than the famous Dracula.
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