Sir Arthur Conan Doyle didn't just write mysteries, he actually solved a
few. Learn about some of his most famous cases:
The George Edalji Case - It was a
moment straight out of a Sherlock Holmes novel. Conan Doyle walked into
the lobby of a hotel to meet with a man who was trying to clear his name.
Conan Doyle spotted the man, George Edalji. In a flash Conan Doyle knew
that Edalji was innocent.
The Oscar Slater Case - When
William Gordon was released from Peterhead Prison he smuggled out a
message from fellow prisoner, Oscar Slater. The message, written on
waterproof paper and hidden under Gordon's tongue, was a plea for help.
It was to be delivered to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Doctor Conan Doyle
and George Budd
In 1882 Conan Doyle was asked to join the medical
practice of George Budd. Conan Doyle asked three people for advise
in the matter. The vote was unanimous. Everyone he
consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move.
Conan Doyle did it anyway.
Charles Altamont Doyle
The father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Altamont Doyle,
was a talented artist. He was also the
victim of depression and other illnesses not understood at
the time. Learn More
Conan Doyle and Skiing
It seems odd to think of a time when people didn't ski in Switzerland.
However, when Conan Doyle arrived in Switzerland in 1893 that was exactly the situation.
Learn how the man who invented Sherlock Holmes also helped to popularize skiing in
Switzerland. Learn More