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Treasures of the Month

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  1. Add William Jennings photo to your Itinerary

    William Jennings photo

    This photograph, taken by W.N. Jennings, is of the aftermath of a building site accident. A piece of marble broke free from its mooring rope and landed on a platform on 19th Floor causing the death of a workman on the site.. (December 2017)

  2. Add Connection to Sidney Paget to your Itinerary

    Connection to Sidney Paget

    Sidney Paget was best known for the first drawing or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
    (February 2018)

  3. Add The George Edalji Case to your Itinerary

    The George Edalji Case

    Arthur Conan Doyle investigated the case of the threatening letters which George Edalji was sentenced for. (January 2018)

  4. Add A Study in Scarlet to your Itinerary

    A Study in Scarlet

    Originally titled 'A Tangled Skein' A Study in Scarlet was the novel that first brought him to fame with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes. Despite many rejections, Conan Doyle first had it published as a novel in 1888. (January 2018)

  5. Add Photo of Sensory Exhibition Launch to your Itinerary

    Photo of Sensory Exhibition Launch

    We created a mini exhibition with 16 audio described panels of information about the collection and two very unusual handling objects which are accessible to blind and visually impaired people.. (October 2017)

  6. Add Letter to Dennis Percy Conan Doyle to your Itinerary

    Letter to Dennis Percy Conan Doyle

    The letter was written in September 1923 when Dennis started at Tonbridge School in Kent. (September 2017)

  7. Add Conan Doyle at the Seaside to your Itinerary

    Conan Doyle at the Seaside

    This photograph was taken during a Doyle family holiday in 1913 in the Essex seaside resort of Frinton-on-Sea. (August 2017)

  8. The Adventure of the Creeping Man

    A facsimile manuscript of The Creeping Man has been published, on the 90th anniversary of the anthology in which it first appeared. (July 2017)

  9. Adrian and Dennis Boxing

    Doyle's sons followed in their father's sporting footsteps. Here they are boxing. (June 2017)

  10. Stevensonian Analogue

    The Creeping Man was the 51st Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (May 2017)

  11. Inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe

    Was Edgar Allan Poe's fictional amateur sleuth, Auguste Dupin, the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes? (April 2017)

  12. Boscombe Valley Mystery

    ‘There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact’, states Sherlock Holmes. (March 2017)

  13. Letter from Arthur Conan Doyle to his son, Adrian

    This short letter, from around 1926, provides a revealing insight into Conan Doyle’s indulgent relationship with his wayward youngest son. (February 2017)

  14. A photo of the stand of our Christmas Exhibition

    The Christmas Exhibition at Portsmouth Central Library showcased some of the many Christmas cards in the collection collected by Richard Lancelyn Green.(Janary 2017)

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