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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
Title: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
Dates: 1835-1964, undated
Extent: 19 document boxes (7.98 linear feet), 1 oversize bound volume (osbv), 3 galley folders (gf), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Abstract: Includes literary and other manuscripts of the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, as well as letters he wrote and received. Much of the material concerns spiritualism, spirit communications, mediums, séances, psychics, and spirit photography, often with transcripts describing events. Also present are some personal and financial records for Doyle as well as papers of various Doyle and Leckie family members, chiefly his wife Lady Jean Leckie Doyle and his son Denis Percy Stewart Conan Doyle. Correspondence from and about Harry Houdini is also included.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1207
Language: English, French
Access:

Open for research

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Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Daniela Lozano, 2013

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center