S. C. Roberts
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sir Sydney Castle Roberts (3 april 1887 - 1966) was a British author, publisher and biographer. He attended Brighton College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. During the first world war he served as Lieutenant in the Suffolk Regiment. He was Secretary of Cambridge University Press from 1922 to 1948, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1948 to 1958, Vice-Chancellor of University of Cambridge from 1949 to 1951, and Chairman of the British Film Institute from 1952 to 1956. He was Knighthed in 1958.
He was a noted Sherlockian and has been president of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London between 1951 and 1966.
He is known for writing Doctor Watson (Prolegomena to the study of a biographical problem, with a bibliography of Sherlock Holmes) in 1931 which is considered as the first study about Sherlock Holmes and the starting point of the Sherlockian studies.
- 1931 : Doctor Watson: Prolegomena to the Study of a Biographical Problem (Faber & Faber Ltd.)
- 1936 : Christmas Eve (Cambridge, privately printed) play
- 1945 : The Strange Case of the Megatherium Thefts (University Press)
- 1951 : Introduction to Sherlock Holmes: Selected Stories (Oxford University Press)
- 1953 : Holmes & Watson: A Miscellany (Oxford University Press)