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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection of papers

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection of papers, 1881-1944.
Author
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
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Description
1,192 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
Biography (note)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and playwright.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was formerly owned by Denis Conan Doyle, W. T. H. Howe, Vincent Starrett, Owen D. Young, the American Play Company, the literary agency A. P. Watt and Son, and Henry W. and Albert A. Berg. The letters between A. P. Watt and Son and J. B. Pinker and Son relating to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are a bequest of John D. Gordan.
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Berg Coll MSS Doyle
Author
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Title
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection of papers, 1881-1944.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, an undated notebook, financial and legal documents, and a photographic portrait. The manuscripts and typescripts comprise plays, stories, chapters from novels, poems, essays, and drafts of a Sherlock Holmes play by W. H. Gillette. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1881 to 1930, to John Kendrick Bangs, his sons Denis and Malcolm (later Adrian) Doyle, his daughter Jean Doyle, Amy Ratcliff Hoare, Sir Wemyss Reid, Clement King Shorter, Greenhough Smith, the literary agency A. P. Watt & Son, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author and his works, dating from 1896 to 1944, between various correspondents, including Adrian Conan Doyle, Denis Conan Doyle, Jean Doyle, Louise Conan Doyle, M. F. Doyle, Leon M. Lion, Clement King Shorter, and the literary agency A. P. Watt & Son. There is also a 16-volume letter book of A. P. Watt and Son, dating from 1879-1891, with letters to Conan Doyle and others.
Biography
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and playwright.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922.
Doyle, Adrian Conan.
Doyle, Denis Conan.
Doyle, Jean Leckie, Lady.
Doyle, Louise Conan.
Doyle, Mary Foley.
Gillette, William, 1853-1937.
Hoare, Amy Ratcliff.
Lion, Leon M., 1879-1947.
Reid, T. Wemyss (Thomas Wemyss), 1842-1905.
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.
Smith, Greenhough.
Berg, Albert Ashton, 1872-1950, former owner.
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938, former owner.
Doyle, Denis Conan, former owner.
Gordan, John D., 1907-1968. Donor
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup), 1874-1939, former owner.
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974, former owner.
Young, Owen D., 1874- former owner.
A. P. Watt and Son.
American Play Company, former owner.
A. P. Watt and Son, former owner.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Doyle
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