Wikipedia has this information: "The 'Sherlock Holmes' name was derived from a pair of cricketers � however some early notes give his name as Sherrinford Holmes. "Holmes" was named after Oliver Wendell Holmes, whom Conan Doyle admired, and an English cricketer named Sherlock." Doyle mentioned he chose the name SHerlock Holmes from a dentist practicing in London at the time. Now I guess I'll have to find a citation.... *heavy sigh*
Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the stories gave him his name.
Arthur Conan Doyle's birth name is Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle named his character.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never gave him a middle name, there for it is just Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Conan Doyle! Makes sense, huh? He occasionally used the name A. Conan Doyle, particularly early in his career.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. By the way, it is not proper to refer to him as Doyle or Arthur C. Doyle.
Well, according to some, Conan Doyle got the name Holmes from Oliver Wendell Holmes and the name Sherlock from a famous violinist. There are many different guesses on how Sherlock Holmes was named, but this is the one I think is true.
The most famous non-Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would probably be 'The Lost World,' one of his Professor Challenger novels, or possibly 'The White Company.'
As early as 1891 Doyle felt that Sherlock Holmes took his mind from better things and he wearied of his name.
Sherlock Holmes. In Arthur Conan Doyle's original notes of A Study in Scarlet, he was named Sherrinford.
Sherrinford (or Sherringford) Holmes is crossed out in the original 'Study in Scarlet' manuscript as is Ormond Sacker for Watson. The very first name considered by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for Holmes was Sheridan Hope, but that name transmogrified into Jefferson Hope for another character in the book.
originally the victorian era
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Conan Doyle's grandfather, John Doyle (1797-1868), was a political cartoonist, caricaturist, painter, and lithographer known by the pen name H. B. whose sons included: James, Richard, Henry, and Charles. James William Edmund Doyle (1822-1892) was an antiquary, illustrator, and uncle of Conan Doyle. Richard "Dickie" Doyle (1824-1883) was an illustrator for, among other publications, Punch magazine and Conan Doyle's uncle. Henry Edward Doyle (1827-1893) was an artist and director of the National Gallery of Ireland and Conan Doyle's uncle. Charles Altamont Doyle (1832-1893) was an artist and the father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Perhaps this explains this Sherlock Holmes quote from 'The Greek Interpreter': "Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms."
Adrian Conan Doyle's birth name is Adrian Malcolm Conan Doyle.
Jean Conan Doyle's birth name is Jean Lena Annette Conan Doyle.
The name on his birth certificate is Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, and he never changed it. He played football (soccer) goalie using the name A. C. Smith, but that is not a real name change. He was awarded a knighthood in 1902, but that is not a name change either.
John Francis Innes Hay Doyle
He was knighted for his works on the Boer War.
I do not believe the name or word Mycroft existed before Conan Doyle used it. The word croft means locality, and Croft is a small English town between Liverpool and Manchester. Perhaps Conan Doyle meant to strengthen the impression of the character who ". . . is very well known in his own circle."
I do not believe there is a missing diary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There is a novel called 'The Sherlockian' by Graham Moore, which makes this claim, but it is fiction. You might also be thinking of a 'lost' novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called 'The Narrative of John Smith,' which was published in 2011. The novel was written by Conan Doyle in 1883 when he was a struggling physician/author trying to make a name for himself. Also, published in September 2012 is the diary kept by Conan Doyle on his journey in the arctic as a ship's doctor. Please see the links below.
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