On This Day 26th October

The White Company, ACD’s great historical novel, published OTD 1891 hdl.handle.net/2027/coo1.ark:…

OTD 1886 Birth of Vincent Starrett – Tor., Canada. Author of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and innumerable other articles of Sherlockiana. Founder of Hounds of the Baskerville chap. of BSI.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes starring Clive Brook opened OTD 1929 This is the first speaking Sherlock Holmes movie and the first movie with the words “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

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In 1948 a ‘lost Sherlock story’ was published after the family found it in Conan Doyle’s family chest. After publishing the real author ( Arthur Whittaker)came forward with a carbon copy. He had sent Sir Arthur the copy in 1911. Here is a link diogenes-club.com/wanted.htm

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