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  • Thomas Clemens
    Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article years ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after two gunners in the royal
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 31, 2009
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      Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article years ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after two gunners in the royal artillery in India, one named Sherlock and the other Holmes. I recall it be speculative, but never heard this story at all.
      BTW, I will not be seeing the new movie. Jeremy Brett defined the role and nobody else hold a candle to him.


      Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      Professor of History
      Hagerstown Community College


      >>> "csh_2088" <csh_2088@...> 12/31/09 1:16 AM >>>
      With the new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out I thought I would point
      out an interesting connection between the detective and the battle of
      Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name of
      Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son Oliver
      Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and was
      seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.
    • csh_2088
      I found this on a website which gives a short biography of Sir Athur Conan Doyle: Shortly after the marriage, Dr. Doyle began practicing medicine as an eye
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 31, 2009
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        I found this on a website which gives a short biography of Sir Athur
        Conan Doyle:

        Shortly after the marriage, Dr. Doyle began practicing medicine as an
        eye specialist. His first Sherlock Holmes story was published in 1887.
        Sherlock Holmes was based on Edgar Allan Poe's <#> detective C. Auguste
        Dupin and Eugene Francois Vidoq, a former criminal who became chief of
        the Surete, Paris' police force. Holmes' physical appearance was that of
        Dr. Joseph Bell, Doyle's teacher from the University of Edinburgh. His
        surname came from Oliver Wendell Holmes, an American poet admired by
        Doyle.

        The link to the biography is here
        <http://www.essortment.com/all/detectivestorie_rlow.htm> .

        Coly


        --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article years
        ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after two gunners in
        the royal artillery in India, one named Sherlock and the other Holmes. I
        recall it be speculative, but never heard this story at all.
        > BTW, I will not be seeing the new movie. Jeremy Brett defined the role
        and nobody else hold a candle to him.
        >
        >
        > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
        > Professor of History
        > Hagerstown Community College
        >
        >
        > >>> "csh_2088" csh_2088@... 12/31/09 1:16 AM >>>
        > With the new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out I thought I would point
        > out an interesting connection between the detective and the battle of
        > Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name of
        > Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son
        Oliver
        > Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and was
        > seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.
        >




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      • G E Mayers
        Tom, Interesting theories, no matter which way you look at it. I agree with you as regards Jeremy Brett...by far the BEST Holmes ever! Yr. Obt. Svt. G E
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 31, 2009
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          Tom,

          Interesting theories, no matter which way you look at it. I agree
          with you as regards Jeremy Brett...by far the "BEST" Holmes ever!

          Yr. Obt. Svt.
          G E "Gerry" Mayers

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          Do you have a citation on that? It strikes me I read an article
          years ago explaining how Doyle named the famous detective after
          two gunners in the royal artillery in India, one named Sherlock
          and the other Holmes. I recall it be speculative, but never
          heard this story at all.
          BTW, I will not be seeing the new movie. Jeremy Brett defined
          the role and nobody else hold a candle to him.


          Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
          Professor of History
          Hagerstown Community College


          >>> "csh_2088" <csh_2088@...> 12/31/09 1:16 AM >>>
          With the new Sherlock Holmes movie coming out I thought I would
          point
          out an interesting connection between the detective and the
          battle of
          Antietam. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the detective the last name
          of
          Holmes because he was a fan of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. His son
          Oliver
          Wendell Holmes Jr. was an officer in the Army of the Potomac and
          was
          seriously wounded at the battle of Antietam.
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