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MS Eng 1333.3

Bell, H.W. (Harold Wilmerding), collector. Speckled Band collection of Sherlockiana, 1932-1956: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1333.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bell, H.W. (Harold Wilmerding), collector.
Title: Speckled Band collection of Sherlockiana,
Date(s): 1932-1956.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.6 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of correspondence, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera relating to the stories about the fictional character Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). Also includes materials concerning the activities of the men's literary club, the Speckled Band of Boston, Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

93M-59; (recataloged from: 47M-335,47M-336,47M-337,47M-338,47M-339,47M-340,47M-344, and 47M-345). Deposited from the collection of H.W. (Harold Wilmerding) Bell by the Speckled Band,1948 June.

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Processed by: Elizabeth Falsey.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Speckled Band Collection of Sherlockiana, 1932-1956 (MS Eng 1333.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

For a related drawing held by the Houghton Library, see: Heaton, Harold R. William Abingdon as Moriarty (MS Am 3101).

Biographical / Historical

Harold Wilmerding Bell (1885-1947) was an archaeologist and a collector of books and manuscripts relating to the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Bells collection of Sherlockiana was bequeathed to a Boston mens literary club called the Speckled Band.

Bibliography

See also: Speckled Band Collection (Houghton Library), "A catalogue of Sherlockian books and manuscripts", (Boston, MA: Speckled Band, 1994).

Scope and Contents

Collection of correspondence, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera relating to the stories of Sherlock Holmes and the activities of the club of the Speckled Band of Boston, Mass.

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