Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle AKA Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

England 1859 – 1930

Comments: Novelist; creator of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger; Freemason; Spiritualist; Holmes, one of the most recognizable characters in Western Literature, was declared to be free of copyright in 2014; Let the Fan Fiction ...continue!;


Teachers: Dr. Joseph Bell, Medical school professor; Eusapia Palladino; Mina "Margery" Crandon; Edgar Allan Poe; Dr. Serge Voronoff, aka Dr. Monkey Balls, whose ideas appear in The Creeping Man; Hewat McKenzie; Marie D'eu; Muriel Hankey; Eileen Garrett; Geraldine Cummins; Dr. Helena Wright aka Helena Rosa Lowenfeld Wright of the Institute of Psionic Medicine; William Allingham; Dr. William Gowers, author of Bible of Neurology;


Students: Katherine Briggs; Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould; William S. Baring-Gould, of the Sherlock Holmes Encyclopedia; ; Randall Collins, author of Sherlock/ Aleister Crowley pastiche; Ed and Lorraine Warren, of "The Amityville Horror"; Zak Bagans; Bill Wilkens, of paranormalsocieties.com; Steven LaChance; Craig Piligian of "Ghost Hunters"; Jason Hawes, of the Atlantic Paranormal Society; Claudia Lee, of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations; John Zaffis; Noah Voss,of GetGhostGear.com; Miss M. T. Shelhamer aka Mrs. Mary Theresa Shelhamer Longley ; Penny Dutton Raffa; Francis H. Smith; William H. Burr; Jack Perry's ; Robert Neil Porter; Dr. William Jennings Bryan; Ernest H. Peckham; Charles Proth; Logie Barrow; Mark A. Barwise; Wm. Edward Biederwolf; Helen Duncan; Gena Brealey; Kay Hunter; O. A. Brownson; C. Samuel Campbell; E. Haldeman-Julius; Reverend Arthur Chambers; C. P. Christensen; W. J. Crawford; William Crooke; Alan E. Crossley; Georgina Brealey; Stuart Cumberland aka Charles Garner; Arthur Delroy; Shaw Desmond; Dr. Ernest C. Feyrer; J. W. Frings; Isaac K. Funk; Elizabeth Harlow Goetz; I. C. I. Evans; Father Johannes Greber; Edmund Gurney; Trevor H. Hall; Charles Hallock; C. Hammond; Cecil Henland; Moses Hull; James H. Hyslop; Shirley Carson Jenney; Arthur Keith; Edward T. Bennett; Arnold Bennett; G. K. Chesterton; Julian Huxley; Hilaire Belloc; Caroline D. Larsen; Stanley de Brath ; Percy Street; Irene Toye Warner; Nettie Colburn Maynard; Robert Dale Owen; J. B. Packard ; J. S. Loveland; Jack Perry ; Robert Neil Porter; Kathy Carole; John W. Ring; "Rita" aka Mrs. Desmond Humphreys; C. E. Bechhofer Roberts aka "Ephesian"; H. Scheuing; Hester Travers Smith; W. F. Barrett; Mary Bruce Wallace; Lionel A. Weatherly; J. N. Maskelyne; Stewart Edward White and wife Betty White; Elliott O'Donnell; Doris May Fisher Stokes; Gladys Leonard; George Orwell ; Henry James ; Capt. Q.C.A. Craufurd, of The Faery Investigation Society; Hesketh Pearson, 1943; Raymond Moody; Alex Mullen; Jonas Von Essen; Eleanor Maguire of University College London;


Friends: Robert Louis Stevenson, Medical School chum; Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins and Jean Elizabeth Leckie, wives; E. W. Hornung, creator Raffles, the Gentleman Thief based on George Cecil Ives; Harry Houdini; William Gillette, actor; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge; Frederic William Henry Myers, 1843 - 1901 of the Society for Psychical Research; Brother Rudyard Kipling;

Enemies:

Organizations: Spiritualists National Union; Freemasonry; Ghost Club

Author: "The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe"; "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley"; The Mystery of Cloomber; A Study in Scarlet, 1886; The Sign of the Four; "The Final Problem"; The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1901; "The Adventure of the Empty House"; The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct; The Great Boer War; The Crime of the Congo; The Land of Mist; The Coming of the Fairies (1921); The History of Spiritualism (1926); The Edge of the Unknown; The New Revelation and The Vital Message [1938]; The Adventures of Gerard; The Bully of Brocas Court; The Wanderings of a Spiritualist;


Quotes: "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important";



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a69 read his Fairy book here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/cof/index.htm ; listen to his wonderful work here - http://librivox.org/author/467 ; http://tcbh.oxfordjournals.org/content/10/4/404.full.pdf ;http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/dominicselwood/100252072/the-dark-deep-roots-of-britains-fascination-with-witchcraft/?fb ; http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/sherlock-holmes-on-screen/ ; http://gawker.com/sherlock-holmes-now-belongs-to-everyone-court-rules-1591921292 ; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9521.pdf ; on The Ghost Club, see http://strangedaze.doomby.com/pages/the-everlasting-club.html; http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160107-what-sherlock-holmes-tells-us-about-the-mind;