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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was a journalist, novelist, and short-story writer, a scientific, medical, and spiritualist writer, and an autobiographer. His fame rests on his creation of the detective-hero Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures filled nine volumes when collected.  Bibliographic Citation link.
22 May 1859 SACD was born at 11 Picardy Place in Edinburgh; he was the third in a large family, and the eldest boy.  Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
6 September 1879 SACD, still a student, first reached print with a story, "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley", in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1887 SACD's story "A Study in Scarlet" appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. This marked the debut of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 August 1901 The Times advertised the approaching serialization of SACD's Sherlock Holmes mystery novel The Hound of the Baskervilles in the Strand Magazine's September issue; the ODNB dates it 1902. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 July 1930 SACD died at his home, Windlesham near Crowborough in east Sussex, after being ill for several months. Bibliographic Citation link.
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