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The Stuart and Mimi Rose Collection /

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Item 4C

Manuscript of The Valley of Fear

Author’s Manuscript

In this manuscript, Sherlock Holmes comes to life for the last time from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Valley of Fear, which first appeared in serial form in The Strand Magazine. A mysterious message is received, a warning of imminent danger, drawing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson into a tale of intrigue and murder stretching from 221B Baker Street to an ancient moated manor house to the bleak Pennsylvanian Vermissa Valley. This manuscript was used for setting into type those serial episodes from which the UK and American book editions were crafted.

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Imprints in Time

Imprints in Time

This special exhibition at the Folger features rare books from the collection of Stuart and Mimi Rose that present literary, cultural, and historical high points.
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 – Sun, Jan 5, 2025
Rose Exhibition Hall