The Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
22 May 1859, Edinburgh M.D., Kt, KStJ, D.L., LL.D., Sportsman, Writer, Poet, Politician, Justicer, Spiritualist Crowborough, 7 July 1930

Manuscripts

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Here is a list of known manuscripts written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The list is limited to his works (fictions, articles, essays, poems). For other handwritten items, see Dedicaces, Letters, drawings and paintings and other writings.

Alphabetical order.

Contents


A Day at Borstal (1921)

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A Day at Borstal Article Written on 19 december 1921 13 pages

Manuscript

Admiral Denver

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Admiral Denver Play Undated 7 pages

A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (1899)

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A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus Novel Written in 1899 ~220 pages Private collection

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 49 £30,000 - £40,000 £30,000 £35,850

Manuscript

A Forgotten Tale

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A Forgotten Tale Poem 3 pages Hold by The Newberry Library

A Glimpse of the Army (1900)

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A Glimpse of the Army Article Written in 1900 13 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 50 £3,000 - £5,000 £3,500 £4,182.50

An Alpine Pass on "Ski"

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An Alpine Pass on "Ski" Article Undated 12 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 76 £2,000 - £3,000 £5,500 £6,572

Manuscript

An essay On the Intemperance of our Country

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An essay On the Intemperance of our Country... Essay Undated 42 pages Hold by Toronto Public Library (2010~)

Angels of Darkness (1889-1890)

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Angels of Darkness Play Written 1889-1890 5 booklets Hold by Toronto Public Library (1992~)

An Iconoclast

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An Iconoclast Short story Undated 9 pages Hold by Haverford College (PA, USA)

An Impression of the Regency

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An Impression of the Regency Short story Written ca. 1896 8 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 18 £1,500 - £2,000 £1,500 £1,792 [1]

A Scandal in Bohemia

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A Scandal in Bohemia Short story

Manuscript

A Shadow Before (1898)

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A Shadow Before Short story Written in 1898 14 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
30.01.1923 American Art Assoc. (New York) 240
22.03.1966 Parke-Bernet (New York) 180
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) 315 $3,250 $3,738
12.06.2019 Christie's (New York) 17037 171 $8,000 - $10,000 $11,000 $13,750

Manuscript

A Study in Scarlet

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A Study in Scarlet Novel Written 1885~1886

Manuscript

A Synopsis of Geology

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A Synopsis of Geology Lecture Undated 23 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 87 £1,000 - £1,500 £1,100 £1,314 [2]

Bendy's Sermon

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Bendy's Sermon Poem

Manuscript

Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo

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Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo Short story Written ca. 1903 79 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 51 £30,000 - £50,000 --- Unsold
28.03.2006 Bonham's (London) 13809 70 £15,000 - £20,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

Crabbe's Practice (ca. 1884)

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Crabbe's Practice Short story Written ca. 1884 19 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 10 £3,000 - £5,000 £5,000 £5,975

Danger! (1914)

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Danger! Short story Written on 21 april 1914 42 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5289

Foreign Policy (1892)

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Foreign Policy Play Written in 1892 24 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 39 £8,000 - £12,000 --- Unsold

Giant Maximin

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Giant Maximin Short story Undated 18 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5094

His Last Bow (1917)

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His Last Bow Short story Written on 7 march 1917 24 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.06.2008 Sotheby's (New York) 8455 50 [3] $150,000 - $250,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear

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How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear Short story Written ca. 1902 42 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 52 £15,000 - £20,000 --- Unsold
28.03.2006 Bonham's (London) 13809 71 £8,000 - £12,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom

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How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom Short story Undated 21 pages Hold by the British Library (2015~)

How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa

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How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa Short story Undated 23 pages Hold by the New York Public Library

How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom (1895)

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How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom Short story Written on 31 may 1895 23 pages Hold by the British Library (2015~)

How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk

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How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk Short story Undated 21 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5291

How the Brigadier Saved the Army

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How the Brigadier Saved the Army Short story Undated 48 pages Hold by the New York Public Library

How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio

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How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio Short story Undated 24 pages Hold by the British Library (2015~)

How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs

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How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs Short story Undated 22 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5285

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
17.04.1999 Swann Auction Galleries (NY) 44 ?

How the King Held the Brigadier

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How the King Held the Brigadier Short story Undated 26 pages Hold by the British Library (2015~)

Manuscript

How Watson Learned the Trick

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How Watson Learned the Trick Short story Written in 1922 33 miniature pages Hold by Windsor Castle

Manuscript

In Memoriam (1883)

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In Memoriam Poem

Manuscript

Life on a Greenland Whaler (1896)

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Life on a Greenland Whaler Article Undated 24 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
25.04.1995 Christie's (New York) 135 $3,500 - $4,500 $7,500 $9,200

Memories and Adventures (1923)

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Memories and Adventures Autobiography Signed 19 dec 1923 396 pages Hold by Mount Holyoke College

Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his Friends (1927)

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Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his Friends Preface Written in january 1927 3 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
20.09.2012 Freeman's (New York) 1438 216 $5,000 - $8,000 $64,400 $80,500

Manuscript

Mrs. Thompson (1913)

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Mrs. Thompson Play Written in 1913 128 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 49 £5,000 - £8,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

Notes from a Strange Mailbag

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Notes from a Strange Mailbag Essay Undated 22 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5356

Recent Psychic Evidence

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Recent Psychic Evidence Article Undated 7 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5288

Rodney Stone (ca. 1895)

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Rodney Stone Novel Undated 531 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
09.04.2016 Bonham's (New York) 23644 13 $80,000 - $120,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

Shakespeare's Expostulation (1908-1909)

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Shakespeare's Expostulation Poem Written ca. 1908~1909 23 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.07.2019 Christie's (London) 17200 580 £1,000 - £1,500 £1,700 £2,125

Manuscript

Sir Nigel (1905)

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Sir Nigel Novel Written in 1905 388 pages Hold by The Morgan Library (NY, USA)

Some Personalia About Mr. Sherlock Holmes (1917)

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Some Personalia About Mr. Sherlock Holmes Article Written on 9 sept [1917] 10 pages Hold by Toronto Public Library (2010~)

The Adventure of Black Peter (1903)

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The Adventure of Black Peter Short story Written on 26 july 1903 23 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.06.2014 Christie's (New York) 2861 222 [4] $250,000 - $350,000 $260,000 $317,000

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Worst Man in London (ca. 1904)

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The Adventure of the Worst Man in London
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
Short story Written in 1903~1904 22 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
30.01.1923 American Art Association (New York) 246
1940s Scribner Auction
1975 House of El Dieff (New York)
09.06.1999 Christie's (New York) 98 $75,000 - $95,000 $200,000 $244,500 [5]

Manuscript

The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

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The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place Short story

The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

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The Adventure of the Abbey Grange Short story

The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

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The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier Short story

The Adventure of the Creeping Man (1923)

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The Adventure of the Creeping Man Short story Written ca. 1923 44 pages

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Crooked Man

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The Adventure of the Crooked Man Short story

The Adventure of the Dancing Men (1903)

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The Adventure of the Dancing Men Short story Undated 54 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
18.04.2018 Heritage Auctions (Dallas) 6196 47156 no estimate $250,000 $312,500

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot Short story

The Adventure of the Dying Detective (1913)

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The Adventure of the Dying Detective Short story Written on 27 july 1913 18 pages

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Empty House

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The Adventure of the Empty House Short story

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Final Problem

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The Adventure of the Final Problem Short story

The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez

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The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez Short story

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter

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The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter Short story Undated 34 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
09.04.2016 Bonham's (New York) 23644 12 $380,000 - $420,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (1924)

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The Adventure of the Illustrious Client Short story Written july 1924 38 pages Hold by The National Library of Scotland

The Adventure of the Lion's Mane

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The Adventure of the Lion's Mane Short story

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

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The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone Short story

The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter

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The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter Short story Undated 25 pages Hold by the British Library

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual

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The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual Short story

The Adventure of the Naval Treaty

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The Adventure of the Naval Treaty Short story

The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

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The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor Short story

The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

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The Adventure of the Norwood Builder Short story

The Adventure of the Priory School

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The Adventure of the Priory School Short story

The Adventure of the Red Circle

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The Adventure of the Red Circle Short story

The Adventure of the Reigate Squire

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The Adventure of the Reigate Squire Short story

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 15 £5,000 - £8,000 £24,000 £28,680 [6]

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

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The Adventure of the Retired Colourman Short story Undated 18 pages Hold by the British Library (1997~)

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Second Stain

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The Adventure of the Second Stain Short story

The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

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The Adventure of the Six Napoleons Short story

The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

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The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist Short story 42 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
16.11.2004 Sotheby's (New York) 8012 509 $200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 $344,000 [7]

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band Short story

The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk

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The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk Short story

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (1924)

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The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire Short story Written ca. august 1923 24 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
09.06.2004 Christie's (New York) 1388 58 $150,000 - $200,000 $350,000 $399,500

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Three Gables

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The Adventure of the Three Gables Short story Written ca. 1926 31 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
21.06.2007 Sotheby's (New York) 8330 104 $350,000 - $500,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

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The Adventure of the Three Garridebs Short story

The Adventure of the Three Students

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The Adventure of the Three Students Short story

The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

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The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger Short story

The American's Story

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The American's Story Short story Written in 1879-80 30 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 9 $8,000 - $12,000 $11,000 $13,145 [8]

Manuscript

The Ballad of the Eurydice

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The Ballad of the Eurydice Poem 3 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) --- Unsold

The Black Hawk (undated)

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The Black Hawk Play Undated 9 pages

The Bully of Brocas Court

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The Bully of Brocas Court Short story 27 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) $6,500 $7,475

The Coming of the Huns

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The Coming of the Huns Short story Undated 12 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5354

The Criminal (undated)

Infos
The Criminal Play Undated 12 pages

The Crown Diamond (Undated)

Infos
The Crown Diamond Play Undated 25 pages Hold by Toronto Public Library (2010~)

The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Infos
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Short story

The Edge of the Unknown

Infos
The Edge of the Unknown Essay

Manuscript

The Flights of Dr Curtius (undated)

Infos
The Flights of Dr Curtius Play Undated 14 pages

The Genius of George Meredith (1888)

Infos
The Genius of George Meredith Lecture Written in 1888 24 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 104 £4,000 - £6,000 £4,000 £4,780

Manuscript

The Great Shadow

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The Great Shadow Novel Undated 191 pages Hold by Harry Ransom Center

The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe (ca. 1877)

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The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe Short story Written ca. 1877 24 pages Hold by The National Library of Scotland

Manuscript

The Home-Coming

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The Home-Coming Short story Undated 17 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5292

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) $3,250 $3,738

The Horror of the Heights

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The Horror of the Heights Short story Undated 18 pages Hold by University of Minnesota

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Novel Written in may-july 1901 35 pages left

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
16.11.2004 Sotheby's (New York) 8012 507 [9] $18,000 - $25,000 $65,000 $78,000
03.12.2011 I.&L. Goldberg (Los Angeles) 66 183 [9] $115,000 - $125,000 --- Unsold
07.12.2012 Christie's (New York) 2607 131 [10] $60,000 - $80,000 $130,000 $158,500
11.04.2016 Bonham's (New York) 23644 14 [9] $100,000 - $150,000 --- Unsold
16.06.2016 Christie's (New York) 12260 91 [11] $80,000 - $120,000 --- Unsold
11.07.2019 Profiles in History (Calabasas) 104 49 [9] $120,000 - $150,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

The King of the Foxes

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The King of the Foxes Short story Undated 9 pages Hold by Dartmouth College (NH, USA)

The Land of Mist

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The Land of Mist Novel Written oct 1924 - feb 1925 9 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
22.11.1955 Parke-Bernet (New York)
22.03.1966 Parke-Bernet (New York)
10.07.2019 Christie's (London) 17200 581 £3,000 - £5,000 £11,000 £13,750

Manuscript

The Last Galley (1910)

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The Last Galley Short story Written on 8 feb 1910 10 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5287

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) $2,750 $3,163

The Last of the Legions

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The Last of the Legions Short story Undated 9 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5353

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) $3,250 $3,738

The Last Resource

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The Last Resource Short story Hold by a private collector (2004~)

The Leather Funnel

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The Leather Funnel Short story Undated 15 pages Hold by The Newberry Library, MS 5290

The Lost World

Infos
The Lost World Novel Undated ~300 pages Hold by the New York Public Library

The Man with the Twisted Lip

Infos
The Man with the Twisted Lip Short story

The Maracot Deep (1927)

Infos
The Maracot Deep Novel Written in 1927 143 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 54 £30,000 - £50,000 --- Unsold

The Marriage of the Brigadier

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The Marriage of the Brigadier Short story Undated 10 pages Hold by the Toronto Public Library (2013~)

The Medal of Brigadier Gerard

Infos
The Medal of Brigadier Gerard Short story 1891~1894 41 pages Hold by the British Library (2015~)

Manuscript

The Narrative of John Smith (ca. 1880)

Infos
The Narrative of John Smith Novel Re-written between 1884~1893 155 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 11 £40,000 - £60,000 £38,000 £47,800

Manuscript

The New Nuctemeron (1930)

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The New Nuctemeron, The Twelve Hours of Apollonius of Tyana Introduction Written in 1930 1 page

Manuscript

The Nightmare Room

Infos
The Nightmare Room Short story Undated 8 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.03.2015 Swann Auction Galleries (NY) 2376 186 $3,000 - $4,000 $9,000 $12,250

Manuscript

The Old Testament (1928)

Infos
The Old Testament Lecture Written on 14 august 1928 9½ pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 28 £500 - £800 £2,000 £2,390 [12]

The Parish Magazine

Infos
The Parish Magazine Short story Undated 11 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.03.2015 Swann Auction Galleries (NY) 2376 187 $3,000 - $4,000 $8,000 $10,400

Manuscript

The Passage of the Red Sea (1873)

Infos
The Passage of the Red Sea Poem Written on 14 november 1873

Manuscript

The Prisoner's Defence (ca. 1915)

Infos
The Prisoner's Defence Short story Undated 13 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
11.04.2016 Bonham's (New York) 23644 16 $20,000 - $30,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

The Problem of Thor Bridge (ca. 1921)

Infos
The Problem of Thor Bridge Short story Undated 48 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
11.04.2016 Bonham's (New York) 23644 17 $250,000 - $350,000 $215,000 $269,000

Manuscript

The Rattle of the Bicycles (undated)

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The Rattle of the Bicycles Poem Undated 1 page

Manuscript

The Red Star

Infos
The Red Star Short story Undated 11 pages Hold by a private collector (2004~)

The Refugees (1891)

Infos
The Refugees Novel Dated january 1891 414 pages Hold by Brigham Young University

Manuscript

The Romance of Medicine

Infos
The Romance of Medicine Article Undated 19 pages Hold by The Newberry Library

The Sign of Four

Infos
The Sign of Four Novel

Manuscript

The Spiritualism Movement (1926)

Infos
The Spiritualism Movement Essay Written ca. 1926 2 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
04.05.2017 Swann Auction Gallery (Los Angeles) 2446 345 $3,500 - $5,000 --- Unsold

Manuscript

The Stark Munro Letters

Infos
The Stark Munro Letters Novel Written ca. 1894

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 14 £1,000 - £1,500 £2,500 £2,988 [13]

Manuscript

The Story of a Bengal Tiger (ca. 1885)

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The Story of a Bengal Tiger Short story Written ca. 1885 Fragment of 36 words

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 2 £3,000 - £5,000 £4,300 £5,378 [14]

Manuscript

The Story of [S]Pedegue's Dropper

Infos
The Story of Spedegue's Dropper Short story Undated 25 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
26.05.2011 Bloomsbury Auctions (London) 35815 293 £4,000 - £6,000 £15,000 £18,300
10.07.2018 Sotheby's (London) 18416 70 £10,000 - £15,000 £10,000 £12,500

Manuscript

The Terror of Blue John Gap

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The Terror of Blue John Gap Short story Undated ? Hold by Dartmouth College (NH, USA)

The Undiscovered Country (1918)

Infos
The Undiscovered Country Introduction Written on 20 march [1918] 2 pages Hold by Richard J. Sveum private collection

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
17.04.2002 Christie's (New York) 1104 210 $2,500 - $3,500 $2,750 $3,346

Manuscript

The Valley of Fear

Infos
The Valley of Fear Novel

The Vital Message

Infos
The Vital Message Essay 67 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
10.12.1993 Sotheby's (New York) $6,000 $6,900

The Voyage of Copley Banks

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The Voyage of Copley Banks Short story Private collection (2004~)

The Voyage of the Flowery Land (1899)

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The Voyage of the "Flowery Land" Short story Written in 1899 13 pages Hold by The Morgan Library (1978~)

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
08.03.1978 Christie's (London) 333 ?

The Waterloo Play (undated)

Infos
The Waterloo Play Play Undated 15 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.05.2004 Christie's (London) 6972 42 £8,000 - £12,000 --- Unsold [15]

Manuscript

The White Company (1891)

Infos
The White Company Novel

Manuscript

Through the Veil

Infos
Through the Veil Short story Undated 6 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.03.2015 Swann Auction Galleries (NY) 2376 185 $3,000 - $4,000 $5,200 $6,500

Manuscript

Uncle Bernac

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Uncle Bernac Novel Undated 122 pages Hold by Roy Pilot private collection (2002~)

Ypres (1915)

Infos
Ypres Poem Written in september 1915 4 pages

Auctions

Date (d/m/y) Auction House Sale Lot Estimated price Hammer price Price realised
19.11.2003 Christie's (London) 6853 53 £2,000 - £3,000 --- Unsold
28.03.2006 Bonham's (London) 13809 72 £2,000 - £3,000 £900 £1,080

Manuscript

Published facsimile

Sorted by publishing date.




  1. Bought by Classic Bindings, a bookseller.
  2. Lot also included a 49-page autograph manuscript, a course of reading devised for Lady Jean Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. Lot included only 13 pages (of 24) : pages 1-4, 7-8, 11-13, 15, 18, and 23-24.
  4. The sale included also an autographed letter by Conan Doyle to presumably Peter F. Collier dated december 1908. Inscribed "To Mr. Collier with best Xmas wishes, December 1908 from Arthur Conan Doyle."
  5. Sold with an original drawing of the character Charles Augustus Milverton, made by Frederic Dorr Steele in 1904 and published with the story in its first appearance in Collier's. Pen-and ink and black crayon on paper, 225 x 185mm.
  6. The lot was only a fragment with the last 11 lines of the manuscript. Bought by Dr. Constantine Rossakis.
  7. The manuscript sold had only the firt 40 pages (of 42).
  8. The lot also included other notes and verse in a notebook entitled "Notes on Medicine Session 1879-80". Lot bought by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 1 leaf only (header page of chapter 13).
  10. 1 leaf only (page from chapter 12 beginning with "than before").
  11. 1 leaf only (page from chapter 5).
  12. Bought by The Newberry Library (Chicago, USA).
  13. Auction for a fragment and notes only.
  14. The lot also included an autograph letter signed by Conan Doyle's mother, Mary Doyle, to Jean Conan Doyle, and an autograph note by Mary Doyle concerning the fragment and printed copy of Conan Doyle's essay 'My First Book VI. - Juvenilia' in The Idler, January 1893, Vol. 2, pp. 633-640, with his alterations for a future edition.
  15. The lot included also a typescript "Sir Charles Tregellis".

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