Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. was a British publishing company founded by Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) in 1886 Pitman as a partnerships with his sons Alfred and Ernest. Pitman was an English teacher who developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. The company was to become one of the world's leading educational publishers and training businesses with offices in London, Bath, New York, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Toronto and Tokyo. The publishing division was bought by rival Pearson Plc in 1985.
Between 1893 and 1940s, the company published 30ish short stories, 3 novels and 1 article written by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Conan Doyle published by Sir Isaac Pitman
The list below only show the first editions. The books were republished every year. See table below for year datation.
- 08.1893-12.1894 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 01.01.1898-25.06.1898 : The Sign of Four (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 09.1898 : The Sign of Four (Pitman's Shorthand Library No. 4)
- 06.04.1901-13.04.1901 : Strange Studies of Life: The Holocaust of Manor Place (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 02.01.1915-11.03.1916 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 11.1915 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (volume 1)
- 02.1917 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (volume 2)
- 10.1919 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (volume 3)
- 05.01.1918-21.11.1918 : The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 01.01.1921-16.06.1921 : The Doings of Raffles Haw (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 05.04.1924-27.09.1924 : Tales of Adventure and Medical Life (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 06.11.1926-24.09.1927 : The Lost World (Pitman's Shorthand Weekly)
- 02.1928 : Tales of Adventure and Medical Life
Key to dating codes
On the verso of the title page or at the foot of last page, a code indicates the publishing year, following the table below:
| 1900 [B]
| 1913 O
| 1925 B5|
Table created by Richard Lancelyn Green in his Conan Doyle's bibliohgraphy.