Conan Doyle Info – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days, he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

"In the shade", painting by Charles Altamont Doyle

His Mother

By anyone's definition Mary Foley Doyle, the mother of Arthur Conan Doyle, was an interesting woman. She saved the Doyle family from ruin when her husband was institutionalized. She gave her children hope for tomorrow with tales of past glories and victories. She also had a mysterious relationship with a man fifteen years her junior.

An engraving of the Mary Celeste as she was found abandoned.

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement

This short story, based on the mysterious events surrounding the brigantine Mary Celeste, was an early success for Conan Doyle. It also stirred up some controversy.

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Doctor Conan Doyle - the Mayumba and George Budd

In 1882 Conan Doyle was asked to join the medical practice of George Budd. Conan Doyle asked three people for advice in the matter. The vote was unanimous. Everyone he consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move. Conan Doyle did it anyway.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Test your knowledge by matching the first line of the story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to its title.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859.  He was an author and the creator of Sherlock Holmes.  He’s also known for The Lost World and The White Company.

This site features articles about little- known aspects of Conan Doyle’s life including his time as a ship’s surgeon, his tangled love life and his troubled father.  Visit the quotations pages to find one of the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Humorous Quotes by Conan Doyle

“This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.” ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

More Funny Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Funny Quotes by Conan Doyle

 

Recommended Reading:

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle

Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper in this debut novel and series starter.

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle