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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are two of the most famous fictional characters in the history of literature. Their creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is esteemed around the world for bringing to life the greatest of all detectives. Less well-known are the many other dimensions of Conan Doyle’s life: physician, sportsman, political pamphleteer, and Spiritualist campaigner, Conan Doyle had associations with many of the leading figures of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, bequeathed to the city of Portsmouth by Richard Lancelyn Green, perhaps the leading collector of Conan Doyle memorabilia, brings together an unparalleled variety of books, documents and objects connected to Holmes and the life of his creator. A brand new archive research centre is in the city's Central Library which allows access to Richard's amazing collection. This archive is available by appointment. Please send an emaill to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors to the
exhibition A Study in Sherlock
at Portsmouth City Museum will encounter
many extraordinary items from the Collection, including unique
photographs, film posters, and letters from the influential and the
famous. The exhibition features interactive displays and a narration by
the Collection’s patron, Stephen Fry.
If you are planning a visit to the Collection, you may be interested in our sections on access for families, schools, groups and researchers.
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