Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Timeline of Events
- Visit our timeline of events to see what year noteworthy events occurred
in the life of 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 advice in the
matter. The vote was unanimous. Everyone he
consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move.
Conan Doyle did it anyway.
Doyle - Learn about Conan Doyle's decision to become a doctor and
his life in medical school.
Conan Doyle and James M. Barrie
- Learn about the friendship between Conan Doyle and the author of
Peter Pan, James M. Barrie.
Conan Doyle the Sportsman - Learn
Conan Doyle's lifelong passion for
sports including golf, cricket and even boxing!
Skiing in Davos -
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
The George Edalji Case
- It was a moment straight out of a Sherlock Holmes
novel. In January of 1907 Conan Doyle walked into the lobby of a hotel.
He was late for an appointment with a man who was trying
to clear his name. As Conan Doyle entered the lobby he spotted 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.>
of Conan Doyle - Did you know that Conan Doyle wasn't knighted for
his work on Sherlock Holmes? He was knighted to service to his
country for his work on a nonfiction "pamphlet" regarding the Boer War.
Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and the Titanic - After the Titanic sank in 1912 Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw had a very public
disagreement about the disaster.
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.
World War One
- When World War One
broke out in 1914 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist
in the military. His offer was refused but that
didn't stop Sir Arthur from contributing to the war
- In 1916 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made a declaration that would impact the
rest of his life.
- By anyone's definition Mary Foley
Doyle, known as "the Ma'am" to her son Arthur Conan Doyle, was
an interesting woman.
Father - Learn more about the father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Altamont Doyle,
and his effect on this complicated man.
- In 1880 Conan Doyle had the adventure of a lifetime.