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    1894

     

     

     

    1894

    Though thick in terms of the number of pages, this memorandum book of Watson's could not be described as " massive", and it is to be feared that his memory failed him somewhat in this respect when he came to pen the adventure of Willoughby Smith and his untimely death.

     However, the accounts in this book all correspond to those mentioned in the published tale. There has been some debate, based on Watson's lack of punctuation, and the use of the " Oxford comma", as to whether the leech and Crosby are the same adventure, or two separate cases. They are, as I discovered, one and the same case.

     Likewise, the Addleton tragedy and the barrow - one or two cases? I discovered that here, there were two separate cases involved.

     In addition to these cases, there is one more, that of the two Coptic patriarchs, which is written in a slightly different hand, though still unmistakably that of Watson, and using a different pen and ink from the other adventures. We must therefore conclude that Watson used blank pages in the book to pen this tale at a later date. However, I have included it in this collection, since it was located between the same covers as the others.

     Here, then, are some of Holmes' adventures in 1894, the year in which most biographers agree he returned to London from his apparent death, to defeat Colonel Sebastian Moran, and to once again confound the wiles of the criminals and evil-doers of the realm.

     

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    Some Singular Cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes

     

     

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    Some Singular Cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes

    After a hiatus (though nowhere near as long as that of Mr. Holmes following his struggles against Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls), five more cases have been discovered, edited, and published.

    Here we find five such adventures, four of which are mentioned in the original collections published through Watson’s literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and brought together by Inknbeans Press for the first time.

    The Adventure of the Broken Door is mentioned briefly, (but not by that name), in The Norwood Builder.

    The Adventure of the Green Dragon has an oriental flavour, and is referenced (though the reference is obscure) in The Cardboard Box.

    The Adventure of John Vincent Harden is mentioned by name in The Solitary Cyclist.

    The Adventure of the Copper Pins is mentioned (but not by that name) in The Five Orange Pips.

    The Adventure of the Deceased Doctor is unusual, as it occurs some two and a half years after His Last Bow, when Holmes and Watson are both serving their country in the Great War.

     

 

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Miscellaneous notebooks and loose papers in Watson's handwriting, discovered and in the process of transcription and editing.

 

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    1894

     

     

     

    1894

    Though thick in terms of the number of pages, this memorandum book of Watson's could not be described as " massive", and it is to be feared that his memory failed him somewhat in this respect when he came to pen the adventure of Willoughby Smith and his untimely death.

     However, the accounts in this book all correspond to those mentioned in the published tale. There has been some debate, based on Watson's lack of punctuation, and the use of the " Oxford comma", as to whether the leech and Crosby are the same adventure, or two separate cases. They are, as I discovered, one and the same case.

     Likewise, the Addleton tragedy and the barrow - one or two cases? I discovered that here, there were two separate cases involved.

     In addition to these cases, there is one more, that of the two Coptic patriarchs, which is written in a slightly different hand, though still unmistakably that of Watson, and using a different pen and ink from the other adventures. We must therefore conclude that Watson used blank pages in the book to pen this tale at a later date. However, I have included it in this collection, since it was located between the same covers as the others.

     Here, then, are some of Holmes' adventures in 1894, the year in which most biographers agree he returned to London from his apparent death, to defeat Colonel Sebastian Moran, and to once again confound the wiles of the criminals and evil-doers of the realm.