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The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ~ Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning . . .

This site is devoted to the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Here you'll find information about Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World and Conan Doyle's other writing.  You'll also learn about his time as a ship's surgeon,  his tangled love life, his troubled father and other aspects of his interesting life.  This site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Sherlock Holmes

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement

This short story, based on the mysterious events surrounding the brigantine Mary Celeste, was an early success for Conan Doyle. It also stirred up some controversy.  Learn more about J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement

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Quotes by Conan Doyle

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The Wives of Conan Doyle

A man is torn between loyalty to his dying wife and the passion he feels for another woman. It's not a romance novel. It was Conan Doyle's life for almost ten years.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Detective

Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle didn't just write mysteries, he actually solved a few.  Learn about some of his most famous cases:

The George Edalji Case  - It was a moment straight out of a Sherlock Holmes novel. Conan Doyle walked into the lobby of a hotel to meet with a man who was trying to clear his name. Conan Doyle spotted the man, George Edalji. In a flash Conan Doyle knew that Edalji was innocent.

The Oscar Slater Case - When William Gordon was released from Peterhead Prison he smuggled out a message from fellow prisoner, Oscar Slater.  The message, written on waterproof paper and hidden under Gordon's tongue, was a plea for help.  It was to be delivered to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Doctor Conan Doyle and George Budd

In 1882 Conan Doyle was asked to join the medical practice of George Budd.  Conan Doyle asked three people for advise in the matter.  The vote was unanimous.  Everyone he consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move.  Conan Doyle did it anyway.  Learn More

Charles Altamont Doyle

The father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Altamont Doyle, was a talented artist.  He was also the victim of depression and other illnesses not understood at the time.  Learn More

Conan Doyle and Skiing

It seems odd to think of a time when people didn't ski in Switzerland. However, when Conan Doyle arrived in Switzerland in 1893 that was exactly the situation. Learn how the man who invented Sherlock Holmes also helped to popularize skiing in Switzerland. Learn More


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