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Samuel French Ltd.

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia


Samuel French (Inc. in US, Ltd. in UK) is an American publishing company founded beginning in the mid 1800s by Samuel French. He began publishing French's American Drama in the mid 1800s in New York. It quickly became the most extensive and widely distributed catalogue in the US. French soon acquired a London dramatic publishing company, originally founded by Thomas Hailes Lacey, and continued to expand his business on both sides of the Atlantic. Samuel French managing the London business while his son, Thomas Henry, took control of the New York operations.

Between 1903 and 1929, the company published 5 plays written by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Conan Doyle published by Samuel French



  • —.12.1907 : Waterloo (French's Acting Edition unnumbered) 1/- (UK)
  • 06.12.1907 : Waterloo (French's International Copyrighted Edition No. 123) 25 cents (US)





  • 1928 : A Pot of Caviare, adapted by J. C. Ledward (French's Acting Edition No. 777)