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Re: Sherlock Holmes and Antietam

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  • 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 1 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 2 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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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
        To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:27 AM
        Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Sherlock Holmes and Antietam


        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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