Most famous for his 'Sherlock Holmes' detective stories, Scottish-born Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was an innovator of the crime fiction genre. His writing skills included works of science fiction, plays, poetry, historical novels, romances and non-fiction.
Recent Hollywood blockbuster films and a BBC TV series have demonstrated that there is a resurgence in interest in Sherlock Holmes and his world.
This list of Celebrities is penned by Conan Doyle in bold black ink on an envelope. Fourteen names and professions are listed.
Many prominent individuals are included, notably: writer Douglas Goldring; politician Ellen Wilkinson; journalist Holbrook Jackson; actor Leon M. Lion; painter C. R. W. Nevinson; and the actress Elsa Lanchester.
Also included are two typed signed letters, a handwritten autographed letter, and a signed menu. These items were written and autographed by various relatives and other individuals associated with Conan Doyle, including Adrian Conan Doyle, Jean Conan Doyle, Christopher Roden and Julian Symons.
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