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Timeline of Events in the Life of Conan Doyle

1859 Conan Doyle is born on May 22 in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles and Mary Doyle.
1868 Conan Doyle is sent to Jesuit boarding school in England.
1876  Charles Doyle enters a nursing facility to receive treatment for his alcoholism.  Conan Doyle attends the University of Edinburgh Medical School where he meets Dr. Joseph Bell, the person who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes.  
1879  Conan Doyle's work is published for the first timeThe story is The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley.
1880 He serves as ship's surgeon on the Greenland whaler Hope.
1881  A Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery are awarded to Conan Doyle.   He leaves from Liverpool to serve as shipboard medical officer on the steamer Mayumba.
1882 Conan Doyle leaves for Portsmouth to establish is own medical practice.  
1883 He joins the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society.
1885 On August 5th, Conan Doyle marries Louise "Toulie" Hawkins.
1887 A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story,  is published. 
1889 Mary, the first child of Conan Doyle, is born.  Micah Clarke is published.
1890 The Sign of Four is published. 
1891 Conan Doyle gives up his medical practice in favor of writing. The White Company is published.  
1892 Louise gives birth to Arthur Allyne Kingsley.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is published.  
1893 Conan Doyle visits Reichenbach Falls.  Louise is diagnosed with tuberculosis.  Conan Doyle's father, Charles, dies.  Conan Doyle takes Louise to Switzerland because of her health.  Conan Doyle joins the British Society for Psychical Research.  The Adventure of the Final Problem is published.  
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is published.  Conan Doyle goes on a lecture tour of the United States.
1895 Visits Egypt
1896 Conan Doyle and family move back to England.
1897 Conan Doyle meets Jean Leckie.  
1899 A Duet with an Occasional Chorus is published.  
1900 Serves in the Boer War. 
1901 The Hound of the Baskervilles is published in The Strand magazine.
1902 The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct is published.  Conan Doyle is knighted for this publication.
1904 Conan Doyle is made a member of the Crimes Club. The Return of Sherlock Holmes is published.
1905 Sir Nigel is published.
1906 Louise dies at the age of forty-nine.  Conan Doyle begins investigation of the George Edalji case.  
1907 Conan Doyle marries Jean Leckie.  
1909 Denis Percy Stewart Conan Doyle is born to Jean and Arthur. Conan Doyle writes The Crime of the Congo.
1910 Conan Doyle becomes involved in the Oscar Slater case.  Adrian Malcom is born to Jean and Arthur.
1911 Conan Doyle and Jean participate in the Prince Henry Tour.
1912 The Lost World is published.  Lena Jean Annette is born to Jean and Arthur. Conan Doyle argues with George Bernard Shaw about the Titanic.
1913 The Poison Belt is published.
1914 Conan Doyle visits the United States.
1915 The Valley of Fear is published in book form.
1916 Conan Doyle declares his belief in Spiritualism in the Light magazine. 
1917 Conan Doyle speaks publicly on Spiritualism for the first time.  His Last Bow is published.
1918 His son, Kingsley, dies.  His brother, Innes, also dies.
1920 Conan Doyle writes about the Cottingley fairies in the December issue of The Strand.  Conan Doyle meets Houdini.
1921 Jean Conan Doyle discovers that she had the ability to do automatic writing.  
1922 The Coming of the Fairies is published.  Jean Conan Doyle attempts to contact Houdini's mother.
1925 The Lost World is made into a film.  The Land of Mist is published.
1926 History of Spiritualism is published.
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is published.
1928 Conan Doyle launches a five-month tour of Africa.
1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies on July 7.  He is buried at the rose garden in Windlesham.

 

 



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