The Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
22 May 1859, Edinburgh M.D., Kt, KStJ, D.L., LL.D., Sportsman, Writer, Poet, Politician, Justicer, Spiritualist Crowborough, 7 July 1930

The Arthur Conan Doyle Society (1989-2003)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Arthur Conan Doyle Society logo.

The Arthur Conan Doyle Society was an organization of Arthur Conan Doyle enthusiasts founded on sunday 21 may 1989 (the day before Sir Arthur's 130th birthday) by Christopher Roden.

The society had the following aims:

  • To bring together those people sharing a common interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his works, and to encourage new work and investigation.
  • To make the results of discussion and research available through the medium of the Society's Journal.
  • To promote Sir Arthur's works to a wider audience — perhaps by encouraging radio/television adaptation of some of the lesser known works and short stories. And, in particular, by encouraging publishers to make Sir Arthur's books more readily available in modern editions.
  • To present a social side to the Society. Organised visits to places of relevance in a discussion of Conan Doyle, and meetings with lectures and discussion on specialised topics.

The society unofficially ceased activities around 2003.



Board

  • Founder : Christopher Roden
  • Presidents : Julian Symons (1989-1994), Owen Dudley Edwards (1999-2003)
  • Editors : Christopher & Barbara Roden
  • Honorary Members :


Membership

Membership of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society was available to all.

Annual subscriptions rates were:

The society was based in UK
UK World
1989 £8 £10
1990 £11 £14
1991 £12 £14
1994 £12.5 (full)
£15 (joint)
£14 (full)
£16.5 (joint)
1995 £15 (full)
£17.5 (joint)
£16.5 (full)
£19 (joint)
The society was then based in Canada
UK USA / CA
> 1999 £16 (surface mail)
£20 (airmail)
$27 (USA)
$33 (CA)


Publications

The society published an annual journal "A.C.D." (from 1989 to 2000) and a newsletter "The Parish Magazine" 2 times a year (from june 1989 to january 1997). As well as specific publications on various topics : Rare stories, Manuscript facsimile, Essays


A.C.D. - The Journal of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society

The Journal brought together scholarship and research on Conan Doyle's life and works, and features articles by scholars and enthusiasts from around the world, which look at all aspects of ACD's writings, from his short stories and historical writings, through to his non-fiction works on war and Spiritualism. The Journal also published a number of articles about Sherlock Holmes and his adventures — though the Society didn't play the Sherlockian 'Game' of pretending that the detective was a real person, with ACD merely the 'Literary Agent'.


A.C.D. Vol. 1 #1 (september 1989)

Volume 1, No. 1 (September 1989)

  • The Official Launch
  • The Society Aims, by Julian Symons
  • Editorial: The Inner Room
  • The Bravoes of Market Drayton
  • Conan Doyle's Pocket Diary for 1889, by Richard Lancelyn Green
  • Agent, No Master, by Nicholas Utechin
  • Behind The Times: Conan Doyle's Message for Today's Physicians, by Alvin E. Rodin & Jack D. Key
  • A Few Words from Arthur Conan Doyle, by John L. Lellenberg
  • The Land of Shadows, by David Stuart Davies
  • In Conversation with... Jeremy Brett, by Christopher Roden
  • A.C.D. and The Cottingley Fairies, by Joe Cooper
  • Conan Doyle and Homes, by Catherine Cooke
  • The Conan Doyle Establishment (U.K.), by Malcolm Payne
  • The Psychical Doyle, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Book Reviews)
    • Medical Casebook of Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle (Alvin E. Rodin & Jack D. Key)
    • The Quest for Arthur Conan Doyle (Jon L. Lellenberg)
  • A Literary Mosaic (Press Review)
  • A Duet with an Occasional Chorus



A.C.D. Vol. 1 #2 (march 1990)

Volume 1, No. 2 (March 1990)

  • Editorial
  • Lest Men See Too Much At Once: A Note on the Narrative Art of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, by Robert Barnard
  • Oscar at Pondicherry Lodge, by Lionel E. Fredman
  • Conan Doyle as a Historian — A Starting Point, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • In Conversation with... Dame Jean Conan Doyle, by Christopher Roden
  • Retrospect: Conan Doyle — His Life and Art by Hesketh Pearson, by Geoffrey S. Stavert
  • The "Return" of Conan Doyle, by Mark McPherson
  • The Lost World of Arthur Conan Doyle: Places, People and Pre-history, by Roy Pilot and Alvin E. Rodin
  • The Psychical Doyle. Part Two: An Evening in the Suburbs, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Conan Doyle and the Spirits (Kelvin I. Jones), by Philip K. Wilson
    • Conan Doyle and the Spirits (Kelvin I. Jones), by Joe Cooper
  • A Point of Contact (Letters)
  • A Literary Mosaic (Press Review)



A.C.D. Vol. 1 #3 (september 1990)

Vol. 1, No. 3 (September 1990)

  • Editorial
  • Review of To Keep the Memory Green, by Kathryn White
  • Re-creating Sherlock Holmes, by David Stuart Davies
  • Filming The Sign of Four, by Michael Cox
  • Sherlock Holmes and Anaesthesia, by J. R. Maltby
  • Conan Doyle as a Medical Student — One of the Ruck, or better?, by Alvin E. Rodin & Jack D. Key
  • Dr Conan Doyle in Bloemfontein, Part One, by John D. Crouch
  • The Other Worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle, Part One, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • The Psychical Doyle: The Medium and the Message, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Arthur Conan Doyle (James McCearney), by Dr. Bernard Sasso
    • The Case of The Cottingley Fairies (Joe Cooper), by Philip K. Wilson
    • Nova 57 Minor (Jon L. Lellenberg), by Christopher Roden
    • Sherlock Holmes Among The Pirates (Donald A. Redmond), by Christopher Roden
    • The Idle Trade: On Doctors Who Were Writers (David Waldron Smithers), by David Stuart Davies
    • Sherlock Holmes in Birmingham (Paul Lester), by Philip Weller
    • The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson), by Christopher Roden
    • Tales for a Winter's Night (Arthur Conan Doyle), by Christopher Roden
    • Partners in Crime (F. G. Callan), by Philip Weller
  • A Point of Contact (Letters)
  • Closing Editorial, by Christopher Roden




A.C.D. Vol. 2 #1 (spring 1991)

Volume 2, No. 1 (Spring 1991)

  • Editorial
  • I Know that Country, Holmes, by Michael Doyle
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr Elliot and Ruyton-XI-Towns, by Christopher Roden & Alvin E. Rodin
  • Art and the Blood, by Pierre Nordon
  • Dr Conan Doyle in Bloemfontein, Part Two, by John D. Crouch
  • The Search for Sherlock, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • The Other Worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle, Part Two, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • On the Eye Colour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Characters, by Hugh and Susan T. Harrington
  • Arthur Conan Doyle and his views on Mormonism: from A Study in Scarlet to The Edge of the Unknown, by Michael W. Homer
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (Patricia Craig), by Peter Coleman
  • A Point of Contact (Letters)
  • Closing Editorial, by Christopher Roden



A.C.D. Vol. 2 #2 (autumn 1991)

Volume 2, No. 2 (Autumn 1991)

  • Editorial
  • The Mystery of The Mystery of Cloomber, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Conan Doyle and The Strand Magazine, by Christopher Roden
  • The Reichenbach Falls 1891–1991, by Jean Upton
  • Dr Conan Doyle in Bloemfontein, Part Three, by John D. Crouch
  • David Kirby of Rupert Books
  • A Journey Through the Magic Door, by Elizabeth Wiggins
  • The Psychical Doyle: In the Dark Room, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Interviews and Recollections (Harold Orel), by Christopher Roden
    • Strange Tales From The Strand Magazine (Jack Adrian), by Christopher Roden
    • The Real World of Sherlock Holmes (Peter Costello), by Richard Lancelyn Green
    • The Casebook of Sherlock Doyle (Harry Stone), by Christopher Roden
    • The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (Arthur Conan Doyle), by David Stuart Davies
    • The Dying Detective (Arthur Conan Doyle), by David Stuart Davies
    • The Standard Doyle Company: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes (Steven Rothman), by Christopher Roden
    • Return to the Lost World (Nicholas Nye), by Christopher Roden
    • The Tri-Metallic Question (Peter Horrocks), by Catherine Cooke
    • Waterloo (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), by Catherine Cooke
  • A Point of Contact (Letters)
  • Double Take?



A.C.D. Vol. 3 (1992)

Volume 3 (1992)

  • Editorial
  • The Word Made Famous, by Chris Redmond
  • Author to Editor, by Cameron Hollyer
  • What's In a Name?, by Christopher Roden
  • The Rime of the Pole-Star, by Dana Martin Batory
  • Fiery Passions and Icy Realms, by Barbara Roden
  • Introduction to Critical Essays on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by Harold Orel
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the Pacific North-West, by Ronald S. White
  • A Weekend with Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Dr Conan Doyle, A Victorian Physician and Practitioner, by Chris Wills-Wood
  • Literature as a Milkcow, by David Stuart Davies
  • Conan Doyle Visits Tunbridge Wells, by Julian Symons
  • Why Spiritualism?, by Anne Jordan
  • General Drayson's Eggs, by Joe Cooper
  • Sir Arthur in Belfast, by J. Victor Hamilton
  • The Cask in The Catacomb, by Robert F. Fleissner
  • Dr Conan Doyle and The Friend, by John D. Crouch
  • An Untranslated Chapter, by Clifford S. Goldfarb
  • Our British Cousin, by Alvin E. Rodin & Jack D. Key
  • Dear Price... Yours Sincerely, A. Conan Doyle, by Philip K. Wilson
  • The Psychical Doyle: Voices in the Air, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • The ACD Electronic Omnibus, by George Vanderburgh
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Critial Essays on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Harold Orel), by Christopher Roden
    • The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Chris Baldick), by Barbara Roden
    • Victorian Ghost Stories (Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert), by Barbara Roden
    • Conan Doyle's Tales of Medical Humanism and Values (Alvin E. Rodin & Jack D. Rey), by Christopher Roden
    • Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection (Michael Cox), by Barbara Roden
    • Strange Studies From Life and Other Narratives: The Complete True Crime Writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Jack Tracy), by Christopher Roden
    • The Adventure of the Lion's Mane (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), by Christopher Roden
    • Sherlockian Bookplates (W. E. Butler), by Barbara Roden
    • The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes (Philip Weller), by F. D.
    • The D. Case, or The Truth about The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens), by Barbara Roden
  • A Point of Contact (Letters)



A.C.D. Vol. 4 (1993)

Volume 4 (1993)

  • Editorial
  • Conan Doyle and the Spirit of the Nineties, by Collin Brooks
  • Sherlock Holmes's Cocaine Habit, by J. Thomas Dalby
  • The Wild Geese, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Angels of Darkness, by Cameron Hollyer
  • The Absence of Holmes: The Continuation of the Mormon Sub-Plot in Angels of Darkness, by Michael W. Homer
  • Edinburgh '93 — Memories and Adventures, by Barbara Roden
  • "Under the Brave Black Flag": The Captain Sharkey Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, by Christopher Roden
  • Down the Slopes with Conan Doyle at Davos, by C. Frederick Kittle
  • Re Vampyres, by Barbara Roden
  • Sherlock Holmes is Dead: Not even his Spirit Lives, by Stephen L. Guinn
  • Obituary: William Wallace Robson, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Conan Doyle's Sense of Justice, by Harold Orel
  • Sherlockian Theories, by John Wesley Anderson
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: The Consummate Spiritualist, by A. E. Rodin, J. D. Key, and R. Pilot
  • The Holborn Restaurant Luncheon, by Christopher Roden
  • Conan Doyle and B-P, by Philip Weller
  • A Pair of Spiritists, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (Owen Dudley Edwards), by Chris Redmond
    • The Lost World of Willis O'Brien (Roy Kinnard), by Barbara Roden
    • A Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Christopher Redmond), by Christopher Roden
    • Recollections of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Residents of Crowborough (Malcolm Payne), by Christopher Roden
    • Oscar Slater: The Mystery Solved (Thomas Toughill), by Christopher Roden
    • The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini (Ruth Brandon), by Christopher Roden
  • Closing Editorial, by Barbara Roden



A.C.D. Vol. 5 (1994)

Volume 5 (1994)

  • Editorial
  • Angels of Darkness and the Genesis of A Study in Scarlet, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Toronto 1994 revisited, by Barbara Roden
  • Toast: "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Endruing Characters", by Clifford S. Goldfarb
  • Toast: "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle", by C. Frederick Kittle
  • Toast: "The Arthur Conan Doyle Society", by Michael Doyle
  • After-Dinner Address to The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, by Chris Redmond
  • Feminism and the Role of Women in Conan Doyle's Domestic Novels, by R. Dixon Smith
  • Observing a Few More Trifles: Or, What Price Conan Doyle?, by Donald A. Redmond
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: His Attitudes toward North America and Areas for Future Research, by Michael W. Homer
  • ACD's Last Bow: Themes, Ideas, and Values in The Edge of the Unknown and The Maracot Deep, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • The Lost World in Jurassic Park: A Study in Plagiarism?, by Michael A. Meer
  • "The Terror of Blue John Gap" — A Geological and Literary Study, by Dana Martin Batory & W. A. S. Sarjeant
  • The Titanic Disaster: Letters to the Editor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw, by Doug Elliott
  • Cricketing Days: The Game Conan Doyle loved most of all, by Clifford Jiggens
  • Spedegue's Dropper: Sir Arthur's Cricketing Phenomenon, by Derek Hinrich
  • The Greatest of Cricketers: An Appreciation of Dr Grace, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Wanderers Tour of 1885, by Christopher Roden
  • Conan Doyle and Japan, by Mikio Kawamura
  • Collecting the Non-Sherlockian Works of Arthur Conan Doyle, by David G. Kirby
  • Silver Dove: John Keats's Poetry as an Influence on Thaddeius Sholto's "Oasis of Art" in The Sign of the Four, by J. W. Scheideman
  • The Wild Geese, by Georgina M. Doyle
  • A Pair of Spiritists, Part Two, by Kelvin I. Jones
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • The Universal Sherlock Holmes (Ronald B. De Waal), by Christopher Roden
    • Scream for Jeeves: A Parody (P. H. Cannon), by Owen Dudley Edwards
    • Western Wanderings (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), by R. Dixon Smith
    • Criminal Convictions (Nicholas Freeling), by Owen Dudley Edwards
    • Complete Sherlock Holmes & Other Detective Stories (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), by Barbara Roden
    • The Oxford Book of the Supernatural (D. J. Enright), by Christopher Roden
    • The Shaw Festival's Sherlock Holmes (William Gillette), by Christopher Roden
  • Obituaries: Julian Symons (1912-1994), John Bennett Shaw (1913-1994), Peter Cushing (1913-1994).



A.C.D. Vol. 6 (1995)

Volume 6 (1995)

  • Editorial
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The White Company, by Harold Orel
  • The Movietone Interview: Arthur Conan Doyle, by Michael W. Homer & Christopher Roden
  • A Desert Drama: Conan Doyle's Sudan Adventure, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • Mr Conan Doyle goes to Feldkirch, by Michael Homer
  • The Cricketers in Sherlock Holmes, by Clifford Jiggens
  • Conan Doyle's Own: The Royal Mallow Fusiliers, by Derek Hinrich
  • Conan Doyle of the M.C.C., by Clifford Jiggens
  • Gasconade: Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard, by John Whitehead
  • Feminists or femmes fatales?, by Laurence Price
  • ACD — JGS: An Appreciation of Julian Symons, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Jeremy Brett: The Past as Prologue, by R. Dixon Smith
  • "Recent Psychic Evidence": The Visit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Utah in 1923, by Michael W. Homer
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Myth and Modern Man in Sherlock Holmes (David S. Payne), by R. Dixon Smith
    • The Complete Brigadier Gerard (Arthur Conan Doyle), by Paul M. Chapman
    • Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays (John A. Hodgson), by Owen Dudley Edwards
    • The Annotated Lost World (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), by Christopher Roden
  • Closing Editorial, by Barbara Roden



A.C.D. Vol. 7 (1996/7)

Volume 7 (1996/7)

  • Editorial
  • Conan Doyle at Hindhead, 1895-1907, by W. R. Trotter
  • Undershaw: Counting the Cost, by Christopher Roden
  • Undershaw as noted in The Windsor Magazine
  • Danger! Conan Doyle and the Submarine, by Laurence Price
  • Literature (Arthur Conan Doyle speech 3 may 1910)
  • The Maloja Mystery, or the Case of the Living Pictures, by Heiner Gillmeister
  • Conan Doyle at the Movies
  • Borrowed Sins, by Catherine Cooke
  • The Mysterious Case of the Musgrave Ritual, by Barbara Roden
  • 'A Vampire Soul Behind a Lovely Face', by Paul M. Chapman
  • Burlesque Conversations: Sherlock Holmes and Brigadier Gerard
  • The Land of Mist: Personal Reflections on Conan Doyle's 'Failed' Novel, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • Conan Doyle and Kingston Spiritualist Church
  • Emanuel Swedenborg as a Proto-Spiritualist, by Andrea Towle
  • Obituary: Malcolm Roger Payne (3 March 1927 - 30 May 1997)
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • The Great Shadow (Arthur Conan Doyle), by Catherine Cooke
    • The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes and Other Eccentric Readings (Michael Atkinson), by Sonia Fetherston
    • Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula (Barbara Belford), by Paul M. Chapman
    • Unravelling Piltdown (John Evangelist Walsh), by Doug Elliott
    • The Mystery of the Spot Ball (parody), by Christopher Roden
    • A Full Report of a Lecture on Spiritualism (Arthur Conan Doyle), by Christopher Roden



Volume 8 (1998)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • The Editor's Commonplace Book
  • The Adventures of the Literary Agent: Conan Doyle, A.P. Watt, Holmes and The Strand in 1891, by Peter D. McDonald
  • Air Commandant Dame Jean Conan Doyle 1912–1997
  • Jean Conan Doyle: An Appreciation, by Mark McPherson
  • Dame Jean Conan Doyle's Will
  • The Films of Arthur Conan Doyle, by John Weber
  • The Terror of Blue John Gap
  • Concerning "The Terror" and Mr Weller, by William A. S. Sarjeant
  • The Friends of the ACD Collection, by Doug Wrigglesworth
  • Dear Miss Marjorie Bowen..., by Christopher Roden
  • The Black Doctor, by Robert Barnard
  • Conan Doyle's Religion
  • The Adventure of W.K. Burton in Japan, by Takashi Ishii
  • Two Unrecorded Newspaper Reports
  • Sussex Iguanodon Footprints and the Writing of The Lost World, by Dana Batory & William A. S. Sarjeant
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
  • Letters



A.C.D. Vol. 9 (1999)

Volume 9 (June 1999)

  • Editorial: The Inner Room
  • Owen Dudley Edwards: The Society's New President
  • Notes and News
  • The Editor's Commonplace Book
  • ACD 1989–1999, by Owen Dudley Edwards
  • ACD's Correspondence with The Belgravia, by Christopher Roden & Matthew Demakos
  • Dr Al Rodin, by Greg Sullivan
  • Autoexperimentation with a Drug by Arthur Conan Doyle, by Alvin E. Rodin
  • Davenport Brothers: Investigating the Houdini — Doyle Dispute, by Joe Nickell
  • Conan Doyle in Ghost Stories
  • Houdini's Last Escape, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Conan Doyle's Last Words on Spiritualism, by Horace Leaf
  • Pierre Nordon in London
  • Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr, by Douglas G. Greene
  • Conan Doyle in The Daily Mail
  • The Doyle Family Obsession: A Fairy Tale, by Barbara Rusch
  • Conan Doyle and Bullet-Proof Clothing, by Dr Margaret O'Sullivan
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
    • Sherlock's Men Masculinity, Conan Doyle, and Cultural History (Joseph Kestner), by R. Dixon Smith
    • The Professor and the Madman (Simon Winchester), by Christopher Roden
    • The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow), by Sonia Fetherston
    • The Early Christian Church and Modern Spiritualism (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • To Arms! (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • The Story of British Prisoners (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • Collecting Sherlockiana: John Bennett Shaw's Basic Holmesian Library (Catherine Cooke), by Christopher Roden
    • The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Leslie Klinger), by Barbara Roden
  • A Point of Contact: Letters to ACD
  • A Duet with an Occasional Chorus, by Barbara Roden


Volume 10 (May 2000)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • The Editor's Commonplace Book
  • A. Conan Doyle: Poet, by Thomas R. Tietze
  • A Comparison of Arthur Conan Doyle and H. G. Wells in The Strand Magazine, 1891–1901, by John S. Partington
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Seven Visits to Paris, by Wladimir V. Bogomoletz
  • Paris in 1894: A Superficial Impression, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Howzat? An Investigation into the Dismissal of WGG by ACD, by Alan C. Olding
  • Dating The Lost World, by Dana Martin Batory
  • Through the Magic Door (Reviews)
  • A Point of Contact — Letters to ACD
  • A Duet with an Occasional Chorus


The Parish Magazine

The Parish Magazine was the newsletter of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, appearing at regular intervals from june 1989 to january 1997, fifteen issues in all. From may 1993 (#8) until January 1997 (#15), it was issued in card covers. The newsletter featured news, notes, short articles, and reviews, and supplemented the main Journal, A.C.D.


#1

  • TBA


The Parish Magazine #2 (december 1989)

#2 (December 1989)

  • The Way Ahead
  • 160 — and growing!
  • Overseas Subscriptions
  • Update: A.C.D. The Journals of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society
  • Planning for the Future
  • Volunteer(s) Required
  • Publicity for the Society
  • Holmes for the Holidays
  • Wanted
  • The 7% Convention: A Sherlock Holmes Event
  • An Evening with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Neglected Classic: The Story of Mr. George Edalji
  • The Sherlock Holmes Society of London: SH Anniversary Pilgrimage
  • Book News
    • Conan Doyle and the Spirits (Kevin I. Jones)
    • The Devil's Mode (Anthony Burgess)
    • The London Companion to Victorian Fiction (John Sutherland)
    • Conan Doyle, Portrait of an artist (Julian Symons)
    • The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle (E. F. Bleiler)
    • The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Paul)
    • Sherlock Holmes in London (Charles Viney)
    • Dracula's Brood (Richard Dalby)
    • Nineteenth Century Suspense: From Poe to Conan Doyle
    • Conan Doyle: A Biographical Solution (Ronald Pearsall)
    • Sherlock Holmes investigates The Murder in Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall)


#3

  • TBA


The Parish Magazine #4 (december 1990)

#4 (December 1990)

  • Support your society
  • Society Merchandise
  • Finance
  • Christmas Caption Competition
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • Stop Press!
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • That Radio Programme... Again!
  • E. W. Hornung: An Update
  • Book News
    • The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories (Richard Dalby)
    • Ghosts for Christmas (Richard Dalby)
    • Christmas Ghosts (Cramer & Hartwell)
    • The Mummy (Anne Rice)
    • The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (Patricia Craig)
    • Piltdown: A Scientific Forgery (Frank Spencer)


#5

  • TBA


The Parish Magazine #6 (march 1992)

#6 (March 1992)

  • Editorial
  • Subscriptions 1992-1993
  • Membership Questionnaire 1991
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • The David Kirby Memorial Essay Competition 1992
  • A Midnight Encounter, by Kay Berry
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • The Parish Magazine Postbag
  • Punch 150, by Philip K. Wilson
  • Can You Help?
  • Publishing news
  • News of Our Members
  • Playing with Fire, by Malcolm Payne
  • Plans for the Future



The Parish Magazine #7 (october 1992)

#7 (October 1992)

  • Edinburgh '93 : A Visit by The Arthur Conan Doyle Society
  • The Scandic Crown Hotel
  • The Athens of the North
  • Notes and News
  • Reviews
    • The Other Side (BBC)
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Link (TV movie)
  • Facsimile Double: The Adventure of the Lion's Mane









The Parish Magazine #8 (may 1993)

#8 (May 1993)

  • Editorial
  • The Society in 1992: A brief report
  • Conan Doyle and The Channel Tunnel
  • Edinburgh '93
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • Subscription Renewal 1993/94
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • Book News
    • The Oxford Sherlock Holmes
    • The Folio Society Sherlock Holmes
  • The Immortal Memory: Limited Edition Facsimile
  • The Ghost Story Society Convention
  • The Parish Magazine Postbag
  • Future Events


The Parish Magazine #9 (december 1993)

#9 (December 1993)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • The Final Problem and The Passing of Sherlock Holmes
  • Through the Magic Door
  • Sir Arthur 'Returns' to Toronto
  • Supper at Waterloo, by Chris Redmond
  • Sherlock Holmes Stamps
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • The David Kirby Memorial Essay Competition
  • ACD Commemorative Plaque
  • Book reviews
    • The List of Seven (Mark Frost)
    • The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits (Mike Ashley)
    • A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer)
  • Sherlock Holmes Postage Stamps
  • Correspondence with the charm of variety...


The Parish Magazine #10 (march 1994)

#10 (March 1994)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • The Micah Clarke Expedition
  • Back to Baker Street: The London Festival of Sherlock Holmes
  • Subscription Renewal 1994/95
  • The Devonshire Place Commemorative Plaque
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum: A Personal Statement
  • Granada's Holmes: The Final Farewell?
  • Holmes and Watson: What Makes the Relationship?, by Edward Hardwicke
  • Western Wanderings
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • Supper at Waterloo, by Chris Redmond
  • Books For Sale
  • Book Reviews
    • Baker Street and Beyond (Lord Donegall)
    • The Baker Street Briefs (S. Tupper Bigelow)
    • Arthur Conan Doyle: Eine Illustrierte Bibliographie (Gerhard Lindnstruth)
  • The Study in Scarlet Quiz
  • Important Collection of Conan Doyle Manuscripts auctioned at Sotheby's


The Parish Magazine #11 (august 1994)

#11 (August 1994)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • The Commemorative Plaque in Upper Wimpole Street
  • The ACD Society Lapel Pin
  • Through the Magic Door: Toronto 1994
  • ACD: Booker Prize Winner 1894?
  • ACD and Alfred Perceval Graves, by Cifford Jiggens
  • ACD: Poet?
  • Society Merchandise: Watch Prototypes
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • ACD at Davos
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • The A Study in Scarlet Quiz
  • Cast you own Hound and win!
  • Reviews
    • Tales of terror (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • Tout ce que vous avez voulu savoir sur Sherlock Holmes (Pierre Nordon)
    • Sherlock Holmes Screen and Sound Guide (Gordon E. Kelley)
    • The Folio Society Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • France in the Blood (Philip Porter & Catherine Cooke)
    • Back to Baker Street (Roger Johnson & Jean Upton)
  • Competition: The Oxford Sherlock Holmes
  • Quiz on Sherlock Holmes


The Parish Magazine #12 (april 1995)

#12 (April 1995)

  • Editorial
  • Notes and News
  • Competition Winners
  • Subscription Renewal 1995/96
  • Indianapolis commemorates ACD
  • The Douglas Wilmer Sherlock Holmes
  • In the Footsteps of Micah Clarke
  • Mr Holmes and Dr Watson
  • The Gap on the Second Shelf, by R. Dixon Smith
  • News from Crowborough, by Malcolm Payne
  • Correspondence Corner
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • Current and Future Publications
  • Book Reviews
    • British Television (BFI)
    • The Lost World & The Poison Belt (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • The Sherlock Holmes Encyclopedia (Matthew E. Bunson)
    • The Lost World (Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • The Parish Magazine Quiz: So you think you know you Conan Doyle?
  • The Parish Magazine End-notes


The Parish Magazine #13 (november 1995)

#13 (November 1995)

  • Editorial
  • The Electronic Arthur Conan Doyle Society
  • Arthurdactylus conan-doylei
  • Two New Plaques for ACD
  • Jeremy Brett (1935-1995)
  • Notes and News
  • The Gap on the Second Shelf (II), by R. Dixon Smith
  • The Stanley Mackenzie Auction
  • Conan Doyle (Crowborough) Establishment unveils new home for its collection
  • To Challenge the World, by Petri Salin
  • Mechanics and Ethics in "The Creeping Man", by John Hall
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • Reviews
    • Detective Fiction: The Collector's Guide (John Cooper & B.A. Pike)
    • The Lost World and Other Stories (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • The Collected Brigadier Gerard Stories (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • The Lost World (Michael Crichton)
    • Nevermore (William Hjortsberg)
    • The Six Messiahs (Mark Frost)
    • Sherlock Holmes Tales of Intrigue / Tales of Suspense (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • Four Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
    • Four Short Stories (Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • The Parish Magazine Quiz: Answers
  • The Parish Magazine Quiz: So you think you know you Conan Doyle? II


The Parish Magazine #14 (september 1996)

#14 (september 1996)

  • Editorial: Has it all been so wrong?, by Christopher Roden
  • Notes and News
    • The Conan Doyle Archives
    • Conan Doyle Copyright in the U.K.
    • Popular Fiction on Film
    • Crowborough Statue
    • A Westminster Abbey site for Conan Doyle?
    • Conan Doyle in Hindhead
    • Piltdown Rides Again
    • The Winning Shot
    • ACD Handwriting: an electronic assessment
    • Could you write a Sherlock Holmes story?
    • Conan Doyle's Revenge
  • The Parish Magazine Post-Bag
  • The Parish Magazine Question Corner
  • The Gap on the Second Shelf (III), by R. Dixon Smith
  • Were There's a Will, by Frank Darlington
  • Did You Observe the Colour?, by Dana Richards
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • The Parish Magazine Reviews, by Barbara Roden
    • The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Servant (Pamela Horn)
    • Willis O'Brien: Special Effects Genius (Steve Archer)
    • Is Heathciff A Murderer? (John Sutherland)
    • Sherlock Holmes: Classic Themes From 221B Baker Street (audio CD)


The Parish Magazine #15 (january 1997)

#15 (January 1997)

  • Important Information
  • You Tell Us, Quite Categorically, That The Society is OK As It Is
  • Note and News
  • The Parish Magazine Post-Bag
  • The Gap on the Second Shelf (IV), by R. Dixon Smith
  • On The Island: In the Steps of the Unknown Conan Doyle, by Laurence Price
  • Notes from a Lumber-Room, by Catherine Cooke
  • The Parish Magazine Reviews
    • The Winning Shot (Arthur Conan Doyle), by Christopher Roden
    • The Case Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual (Christopher & Barbara Roden), by Chris Redmond
  • Considering the Past, Present and Future, by Christopher Roden


Other publications by the ACD Society

  • The Adventure of the Dying Detective (Manuscript facsimile, 1991)
  • The Immortal Memory (1993)
  • The Future of Canadian Literature (1994)
  • Conan Doyle of Wimpole Street (1994)
  • Western Wanderings (1994)
  • A Regimental Scandal (Manuscript facsimile, 1995)
  • The Blood-Stone Tragedy: A Druidical Story (1995)
  • The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe (2000)






© arthur-conan-doyle.com