A Case of Considerable Interest: Treasures from the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Sherlock Holmes book shelf

October 18, 2006 - January 7, 2007

TD Gallery
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street

Virtual Exhibit

TD Gallery is pleased to present A Case of Considerable Interest, an exhibition celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes, but he was also the author of many other works and one of the best known public figures of the late Victorian age. Enter the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes through this exhibition of rare and unusual books, film posters, manuscripts and memorabilia.

Curator: Peggy Perdue

Gallery Programming:

Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Curator's Gallery Tour
TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library

Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Meet Toronto's Sherlock Holmes society, The Bootmakers of Toronto, as they present the classic radio play "The Hound of the Baskervilles."
Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library

For further information, call 416-393-7158
TD Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8; Fri.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 1:30-5

Exhibition Items:

A Study in Scarlet in Beeton's Christmas Annual

A Study in Scarlet in Beeton's Christmas Annual
Arthur Conan Doyle
London: Ward, Lock, 1887

Round the Red Lamp

Round the Red Lamp: being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life
Arthur Conan Doyle
London: G Newnes, undated

The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War
Arthur Conan Doyle
New York: McClure, Phillips, 1900

Arthur Conan Doyle and family enjoying a picnic during their 1923 visit to Canada

Arthur Conan Doyle and family enjoying a picnic during their 1923 visit to Canada


Explore a selection of digitized treasures.