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Related Material

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Arthur Conan Doyle:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
Title: Arthur Conan Doyle Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1907-1932
Abstract: The Arthur Conan Doyle Literary File consists of 440 photographic prints, 13 glass plate negatives, 4 nitrate negatives, and 355 prints in 8 albums. Images include portraits of Doyle and/or his second wife, Lady Jean Leckie Doyle, numerous spirit and fairy photographs, and a series of large exhibition prints used by Doyle during his Spiritualism lecture tours.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00281
Extent: 457 items, 8 bound volumes
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 22, 1859. He was educated in England before returning to Edinburgh where he trained as a doctor at the University. Doyle held a variety of jobs throughout his life, though he is best known as the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Doyle was also a leader in the Spiritualist movement, traveling widely for lecture tours and publishing a number of books on the subject.

Doyle was married twice. He married his first wife, Louisa (Louise) Hawkins, on August 6, 1885. They had two children, Mary Louise and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, before her death on July 4, 1906. His second wife was Jean Blyth Leckie, who he married on September 18, 1907, and with whom he had three children, Denis Percy Stewart, Adrian Malcolm, and Jean Lena Annette.

Doyle died on July 7, 1930, at his home in Crowborough, England.

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Scope and Contents

The Arthur Conan Doyle Literary File consists of 440 photographic prints, 13 glass plate negatives, 4 nitrate negatives, and 355 prints in 8 albums. Images include portraits of Doyle and/or his second wife, Lady Jean Leckie Doyle, some with their children. Also included are images of Doyle with Harry Houdini, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, as well individuals involved in the Spiritualist movement. There are also numerous spirit photographs, including images of individuals with manifestations of others, mediums, and images of fairies. In addition, several albums contain images of Doyle and his family, various foreign cities and countries, and spirit photographs. Finally, there is a series of large prints of spirit photographs that Doyle used during his Spiritualism lecture tours (see the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Ransom Center for additional information on Doyle’s lectures). Formats include cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.

The photographs are organized by portraits of Doyle, his wife, and images of Doyle and others in rough chronological order; spirit photographs arranged by subject; oversized lecture prints arranged by numbers on the prints; and albums. Descriptions of images were derived by the archivist based on inscriptions on print versos, where available.

This file forms a part of the Literary Files Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures and businesses, and generally include portraits and images taken or collected by and/or of those people and businesses.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Please note: Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.

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Index Terms

People
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926.
Subjects
Authors, English--19th Century--Pictorial works.
Authors, English--20th Century--Pictorial works.
Fairies--Pictorial works.
Group portraits.
Landscape photography.
Mediums--Pictorial works.
Photography of families.
Portrait photographs.
Spirit photography.
Spiritualism.
Document Types
Albumen prints.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs).
Gelatin silver prints.
Glass plate negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Platinum prints.
Stereographs.

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Related Material

Additional materials by and about Doyle, including additional photographic materials, are located in the Ransom Center's Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Internal transfer.

Processed by:

Kait Dorsky, 2017

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Sources:

Edwards, Owen Dudley, "Doyle, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan (1859–1930)," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004), accessed June 18, 2016, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32887?docPos=2.

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Item List

Location
1.1 Portraits of Doyle, undated.
Gelatin silver print; Platinum print, 15 x 9.2 cm or smaller (images); 22.1 x 14.7 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.2 Portraits of Doyle in his study. Images inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his study at Crowborough, Sussex, sitting in his Viking chair, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 24.8 x 19.5 cm or smaller (images); 35.8 x 24.7 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.3 Portraits of Doyle, two variant poses. 957:0114:0008 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: [illegible] Arthur Conan Doyle, California 1923, 1923; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 25.4 x 20.8 cm or smaller.
Location
1.4 Portraits of Doyle at his writing desk, three variant poses. 957:0114:0011 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle seated at his writing table; America; Blotter attached, proving that the blotter is his, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 24.2 x 19 cm or smaller.
Location
1.5 Portraits of Doyle. 957:0114:0014 stamped on verso: Sir A. Conan Doyle, author & spiritualist, Sept. 11, 1925; and inscribed on verso: America, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 957:0114:0015 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: Taken in Paris September 1925, September 1925.
Gelatin silver prints, 23.8 x 18 cm or smaller.
Location
1.6 Portraits of Doyle, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 20.5 x 15.2.
Location
1.7 Portraits of Doyle. 957:0114:0019 stamped on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle seated at his writing desk, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 35.8 x 24.2 cm or smaller.
Location
1.8 Print reproduction of a drawing of Doyle. Signed within print by Lida von Wedell and Ernest W. Oaten, undated.
Letterpress print, 15 x 10.5 cm.
Location
LF OV Box, Medium Portrait of Doyle and Lady Doyle on their wedding day with their wedding party, 1907.
Gelatin silver print, 23.2 x 27.8 cm (image); 37.5 x 49.1 cm (mount).
Location
1.9 Portraits of Doyle and Lady Doyle, circa 1920.
Gelatin silver print, 18.4 x 13.5 cm (image); 33.5 x 22.2 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.1 Portrait of Doyle and Lady Doyle with their son Denis. Inscribed on recto in Lady Doyle’s hand: Denis aged 7 months, circa 1909.
Platinum print, 19.8 x 14 cm (image); 32.7 x 26.5 cm (mount).
Location
1.11 Portrait of Doyle and Lady Doyle with their sons Denis and Adrian, 1911.
Platinum prints, 14 x 9.8 cm (image); 34.2 x 24.7 cm (mount).
Location
1.12 Portraits of Lady Doyle with Denis and possibly Adrian. 957:0114:0033 inscribed on recto in Lady Doyle’s hand: Denis & I, undated.
Platinum prints, 18.3 x 22.9 cm (image); 28 x 35.5 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.13 Portrait of Lady Doyle with her children Denis, Adrian, and Jean, undated.
Platinum print, 23.4 x 28.5 cm.
Location
LF OV Box, Small Portrait of Lady Doyle with her children Denis, Adrian, and Jean. 957:0114:0036 inscribed on recto: With much love from Jean & the ‘three of them,’ undated.
Platinum prints, 20.7 x 15.3 cm (image); 37.9 x 28.3 cm (mount).
Location
1.14 Portraits of Lady Doyle. 957:0114:0039 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: Myself when young, undated.
Albumen prints, cabinet card format, 16.6 x 11 cm or smaller.
Location
1.15 Portrait of Lady Doyle in composite photograph of stars, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 10.7 x 7.9 cm (image); 18 x 14.9 cm (mount).
Location
1.16 Portraits of Lady Doyle in court presentation dress, three variant poses, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 20.2 x 15.1 cm (image); 30.2 x 35.1 cm (mount).
Location
LF OV Box, Small Portraits of Lady Doyle in court presentation dress, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 25.9 x 21.5 cm (image); 38 x 26.5 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.17 Portraits of Lady Doyle, two variant poses, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 14.6 cm (round image); 32.5 x 22.7 cm (mount).
Location
1.18 Portraits of Lady Doyle, undated.
Platinum prints, 17.5 x 13 cm (oval image); 25.3 x 20.2 cm (sheet).
Location
1.19 Portraits of Lady Doyle, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 19 x 13.8 cm or smaller (image); 21.9 x 30.2 cm or smaller (mount).
Location
1.2 Portraits of Lady Doyle. 957:0114:0063 inscribed on verso: Lady Conan Doyle, 1925, 1925; undated.
Gelatin silver prints; Platinum prints, 20.1 x 15.2 cm (image); 30.3 x 25.1 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
LF OV Box, Small Portraits of Lady Doyle, undated.
Platinum prints, 23.2 x 12 cm (image); 38 x 25.8 cm (mount).
Location
1.21 Portrait of Lady Doyle in horse drawn carriage, undated.
Gelatin sliver prints, 9.9 x 14.6 cm (image); 20.3 x 25.1 cm (mount).
Location
1.22 Doyle with his children. 957:0114:0078 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur at his writing desk surrounded by his children, undated.
Gelatin silver print; Platinum print, 19.6 x 13.8 cm (image); 29.7 x 25.2 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
1.23 Doyle with Harry Houdini, Bess Houdini, and Lady Doyle. 957:0114:0080 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Houdini, America. 957:0114:0081 inscribed on verso: Denver, Colo, 9 May 1923; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 8.5 x 11 cm or smaller.
Location
1.24 Doyle and Lady Doyle with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 20.3 x 25.2 cm.
Location
1.25 Doyle with Jackie Coogan, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 18.5 x 23.6 cm.
Location
1.26 Doyle with Reverend Vale Owen. 957:0114:0084 inscribed on verso: Frontispiece, with the Rev. Vale Owen in New York. 957:0114:0086-0087 inscribed on verso (:0086 in Doyle’s hand): Spiritualists honouring W. T. Steads memory at the anniversary of the Titanic disaster, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 19.5 x 24.3 cm or smaller.
Location
FF Panoramic portrait of Doyle, Lady Doyle, and members of the Sussex Spiritualists. Inscribed on verso of original housing in Lady Doyle’s hand: A photo of the Luncheon given to Arthur & me at the Dome at Brighton by the Sussex Spiritualists upon our departure for America, 15 March 1922.
Gelatin silver print, 14.5 x 78.1 cm (image); 18.3 x 81.5 cm (mount).
Location
1.27 Doyle at Spiritualistic Church. Inscribed on recto in Lady Doyle’s hand: Opening of Bazaar for Spiritualistic Church at Lewisham by Arthur and me, November 1922.
Gelatin silver print, 14.3 x 20.3 cm (image); 17.5 x 25.3 cm (mount).
Location
1.28 Doyle looking at painting that hung in his office. 957:0114:0091 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle looking at his picture The Eternal March which always hung in his study. 957:0114:0092 inscribed within image: With Captain Longstaffe working at his picture "The Eternal March," undated.
Gelatin silver print, 18.7 x 24.9 cm or smaller.
Location
1.29 Images of Doyle alone and with others. 957:0114:0093 inscribed on verso: Queens Hall. 957:0114:0094 inscribed in German; from card catalog: Doyle in his New Forest Garden. 957:0114:0097 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur sitting in the chair from his study on which he actually died, 4 September 1926; 1929; undated.
Platinum print; Gelatin silver prints, 18.2 x 24.6 cm or smaller.
Location
1.3 Doyle and others traveling in America. 957:0114:0098 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: My darling & his Lecture Agent Lee Keedick in U.S.A. 957:0114:0099 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: at Ventura, California. 957:0114:0100 inscribed on verso: The two Conan Doyles (Sir Arthur & Lady Conan Doyle) with two friends on board in New York, undated.
Platinum print; Gelatin silver prints, 16.3 x 21.4 cm or smaller.
Location
1.31 Doyle and others in woods in America. 957:0114:0102-0104 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and friend in America. 957:0114:0105 inscribed on verso: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in America, Indian Territory. 957:0114:0107 inscribed on verso: Planning out a golf course for Col. Rogers at Jackson Park, 1914; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 20.2 x 25.6 cm or smaller.
Location
1.32 Photograph of handbill from Doyle’s first American tour, 1922.
Gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 20.5 cm.
Location
1.33 Doyle and others in Canadian woods, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.4 x 24.4 cm or smaller.
Location
2.1 Doyle, Lady Doyle, and others in Australia. 957:0114:0126 inscribed on recto in Lady Doyle’s hand: Taken in Australia, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17 x 12 cm (image); 25.4 x 20.3 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
2.2 Doyle and two unidentified men in Italy. Inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Special mission to Italy, 1916.
Gelatin silver print, 16.2 x 23.3 cm.
Location
2.3 Doyle in South Africa. Printed on recto: Dr. A. Conan Doyle in His Tent at Bloemfontein, South Africa, undated.
Gelatin silver print, stereoscope format, 8.9 x 17.8 cm.
Location
2.4 Doyle’s funeral, 1930.
Gelatin silver prints, 19.2 x 24.5 cm or smaller.
Location
LF OV Box, Small Images of Wildesham, Doyle’s residence, including exterior and interior images, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 19.3 x 23.8 cm (image); 30.1 x 37.8 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
LF OV Box, Medium Images of the interior of Wildesham, Doyle’s residence, undated.
Platinum prints, 19.4 x 24.3 cm (image); 30.8 x 38.7 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
2.5 Portrait of Oliver Lodge. Inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Taken at midnight by [illegible], 1921.
Gelatin silver print, 19.7 x 14.6 cm.
Location
2.6 Portrait of Napoleon III, undated.
Platinum print, cabinet card format, 3.6 x 1.9 cm (image), 10.4 x 6.2 cm (mount).
Location
2.7 Portrait of S. K. Chettur. Inscribed on recto: To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with the Best Compliments of S K Chettur, 28 April 1927.
Gelatin silver print, 9.1 x 6.7 cm (oval image), 17.8 x 11.6 cm (mount).
Location
2.8 Woman and children at Wildesham. Inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: Wildesham. Darling Lily, Malcolm, & Jean, 1915.
Gelatin silver print, 15.4 x 10.5 cm image; 22.5 x 17 cm mount.
Location
2.9 Woman on snow-covered hillside, and with unidentified man in town square. 957:0114:0148 inscribed on verso: Saki in the snow, it is wonderful but so sad without Pauki. 957:0114:0149 inscribed on verso: [illegible], undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 9.8 x 14.9 cm or smaller.
Location
2.1 Portraits of unidentified people, undated.
Platinum prints, carte-de-visite and cabinet card formats; Albumen print, 14.1 x 9.7 cm (image); 17.8 x 12.2 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
2.11 Unidentified people and places, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.7 x 12.7 cm or smaller.
Location
2.12 Medium Mina Crandon, also known as Margery, during séance. 957:0114:0180 inscribed on verso: Margery (Mina Stinson Crandon) moving a balance with spirit Walter’s aid; Note the psychic cylinder supposedly revealed only through photography. 957:0114:0185 inscribed on recto: The teleplasmic mass is now on the table, but obviously arises from the right ear; We are allowed to examine it and find it to be about 40 degrees Fahrenheit, resilient and clammy; The Psychic is examined by Doctors before and after the sitting, and is nude save for the one garment, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 20.2 x 25.3 cm or smaller.
Location
2.13 Images of mediums. 957:0114:0186 inscribed on verso: A braced cantilever supporting semi-[illegible] table. 957:0114:0187 inscribed in French on recto. 957:0114:0200 inscribed on verso: Copyright of the Marylebone Spiritualist Assoc Ltd., 1929; 1932; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.9 x 24 cm or smaller.
Location
LF NV Box Two people standing outside of car with spirit inside, undated.
Nitrate negative, 8.3 x 13.4 cm.
Location
2.14 Portrait of Camillo Flammarion, including text within image area describing his spirit’s materialization after his death, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 23.4 x 15.3 cm.
Location
2.15 Woman in coffin at funeral at Spiritual Church, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 20.2 x 25.5 cm.
Location
2.16 Lady Doyle and Denis Doyle with manifestation of Doyle. 957:0114:0124 typed on verso: Doyle’s wife and son Denis sat for spirit photographer William Hope after Sir Arthur’s death; His image appeared when the negative was developed, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 12.5 x 10.2 cm or smaller.
Location
FC Glass negatives. 957:0114:0229 is negative for 957:0114:0206-0214. 957:0114:0230 is negative for 957:0114:0217. 957:0114:0231 is negative for 957:0114:0222-0224, undated.
Glass plate negatives, 8.2 x 10.7 cm or smaller.
Location
2.17 Reverend Charles L. Tweedale, Mrs. Tweedale, and Dorothy Tweedale with manifestations of Doyle. 957:0114:0232 inscribed on verso: Spirit photograph of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle taken at Weston Village by Mr. William Hope, 29 October 1932; undated.
Gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 19.4 cm or smaller.
Location
2.18 Spirit photograph of Harry Houdini and another man, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 14.4 x 9.3 cm (image); 25.3 x 17.2 cm (mount).
Location
2.19 Unidentified people with manifestations of Doyle. 957:0114:0240 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: My husband’s face on a stranger’s plate, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.8 x 12.7 cm or smaller.
Location
FC Negative for 957:0114:0240-0243, undated.
Glass plate negative, 10.7 x 8.2 cm.
Negative for 957:0114:0244-0245, undated.
Glass plate negative, 10.6 x 8.1 cm.
Location
2.2 Spirit photograph of A. P. Sinnett. Inscribed on recto: Return of the late A. P. Sinnett, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 13.2 x 9.7 cm.
Location
2.21 Spirit photograph of Raymond Lodge and another face. Inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: The ‘Raymond Lodge’ and ‘J.B.’ faces, 27 October 1929.
Gelatin silver print, 11.5 x 8.92 cm.
Location
2.22 Spirit photographs of various women. 957:0114:0264 inscribed on verso: Mad. Breffand and her husband, dead 13 years recognized by all who knew him; Taken at 1st sitting; On no occasion did mediums touch plates; F. R. Scatchard. 957:0114:0266 inscribed on verso: Ectoplasm & spirit head rising from the sitter; Mrs. Deane. 957:0114:0273 inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: Taken by Mr. W. Hope at Crewe. 957:0114:0275 typed on verso: A spirit photograph taken by William Hope, a friend of Doyle; Losses in the Great War drove many people to seek evidence of their loved ones’ survival, 14 January 1922; 21 February 1928; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 21 x 12.9 cm (image); 25.4 x 20.6 cm or smaller (sheets).
Location
2.23 Spirit photographs of various men. 957:0114:0278 inscribed on verso: B. C. P. S. 957:0114:0279 inscribed on verso: [Illegible]; Taken in sitter’s house. 957:0114:0283 inscribed on verso: Taken by Mr. W. Hope of [illegible]; First recognized by Miss. E. Lawrenson, 8a Bramble St. Coventry, who immediately on seeing same said the [illegible]. 957:0114:0284 inscribed on verso: C. H. Pedley, Winterley House, W. Crewe; Photo with attendant spirit taken in Crewe Circle. 957:0114:0285 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Sitter F. C. [illegible]; Present Capt. G. H. Williams, Medium Wm. Hope, Mrs. Buxton, [illegible], December 1923; 11 February 1924; 17 June 1918; 20 April 1920; undated.
Gelatin silver prints; Platinum prints, 15.2 x 10.7 cm (image); 24.8 x 19 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
2.24 Spirit photographs of various groups. 957:0114:0298 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Ectoplasmic bag in which the spirit form will appear; Mr. Jeffrey of Glasgow the sitter – President of the Scots [illegible] Assoc. and a prominent spiritualist. 957:0114:0302 typed on verso: A spirit photograph probably taken by William Hope, a friend of Doyle. 957:0114:0303 inscribed on recto: Taken by Mrs. Dean at Stead’s Bureau 15th Jan. 1925. Inscribed on verso in Lady Doyle’s hand: This is the property of G. W. & G. E. [illegible] of 87 Westbury Rd., Ilford, 15 January 1925; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.7 x 12.8 cm or smaller.
Spirit photographs of various groups. 957:0114:0308 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: I understand that no corresponding photo existed, A. C. D. 957:0114:0309 inscribed on verso: Dr. Lindsay Johnson series; tests taken by himself. 957:0114:0310 inscribed on verso: Recognized by Capt. Bartlett and his brother; Four plates exposed by Crewe mediums at Mr. & Mrs. Pugh, 5 Aug. 1924;Middlesbrough sitters, Capt. & Mrs. Bartlett, Miss Walton & Miss [illegible], 5 August 1924; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 13.5 x 8.8 cm or smaller.
Spirit photographs of various groups. 957:0114:0315 Taken at Crewe Feb. 4th under test conditions, with our camera & plates; All operations except exposure done by undersigned; Medium did not even touch plate until fixed; [illegible]. 957:0114:0316 inscribed on verso: Sept. 4th 1921. 957:0114:0323 inscribed on verso: Aug. 1920; Sitters Mrs. Buxton & sister, M. Hope A. V. E., Psycograph, August 1920; 4 September 1921; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 13.5 x 10.2 or smaller.
Spirit photographs of various groups. 957:0114:0324 inscribed on verso: Photographs taken by Mrs. Deane at the Caxton Hall. 957:0114:0325 inscribed on verso: Taken at Craydon meeting March 1st 1923; Speaker E. J. Stead; Clairvoyant A. V. Pileus; Photographer Mrs. Deane. 957:0114:0325 inscribed on verso: 7 Dec. 1923 [illegible], 1 March 1923; 7 December 1923; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 19.9 x 13 cm or smaller.
Location
2.25 Spirit photograph of William Robertson and his wife. Inscribed on verso: Taken at Crewe. Includes envelope, 31 July 1919.
Gelatin silver print, postcard format, 13.6 x 8.8 cm.
Location
2.26 Spirit photographs of various people. 980:0050:0003 typed on verso: Photograph of White Eagle taken by Mr. Hope of Crewe; White Eagle was chief of the Cherokees; Passed over 160 years ago; Height 7 feet; His history was told me by Go-in-the-Lodge another Cherokee who travelled with the Covered Wagon who has seen White Eagle’s Totem at Moscoghi. 980:0050:0005 inscribed on verso: Rev. Charles L. Tweedale with the spirit form of Sir William Crowles (?) taken at Weston Village, [illegible]. 980:0050:0007 inscribed on verso: Professor Haraldur Nielsson with an extra, taken at Crewe, 17 August 1921; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 13 x 9.2 cm or smaller.
Location
2.27 Spirit photographs of unidentified people. 957:0114:0333 typed on verso: This image of a slain British soldier appeared in a photograph of his parents probably taken by William Hope, England’s leading spirit photographer and a friend of Doyle; Sir Arthur belonged to the Society for the Study of Supernormal Pictures, which investigated photographic evidence of survival, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 8.9 x 13.9 cm or smaller.
Location
FF Spirit photographs of unidentified people. Set of mounted oversized photographs used by Doyle in his spiritualist lecture tour. Original numbers on prints are 3, 5, 6, 9, 16, 19-21, 23, 24, 26, 31, 33, 39, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 94.5 x 60.2 cm or smaller.
Spirit photographs of unidentified people. Set of mounted oversized photographs used by Doyle in his spiritualist lecture tour. Original numbers on prints are 42-48, 50-55, 57, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 94.5 x 60.2 cm or smaller.
Spirit photographs of unidentified people. Set of mounted oversized photographs used by Doyle in his spiritualist lecture tour. Original numbers on prints are 63, 64, 69, 71-74, 78, 79, 88-90, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 94.5 x 60.2 cm or smaller.
Location
2.28 Spirit photograph of various people and streaks of light. Several images inscribed on verso, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 8.2 x 13.96 cm (image); 14.3 x 20.2 cm or smaller (mounts).
Location
FC Spirit photograph of various people and streaks of light, undated.
Glass plate negatives, 8.7 x 6.3 cm or smaller.
Location
2.29 Spirit photographs of baby and fairies, one including medium Mrs. Grant, taken in Glasgow, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 10.8 x 8.3 cm or smaller.
Location
2.3 Spirit photographs of fairies, some including girls, undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 21.2 x 15.7 cm or smaller.
Location
2.31 Spirit photographs of girl with fairy. 957:0114:0404 typed on verso: Two Yorkshire girls discovered by theosophist Edward L. Gardner convinced Doyle of the reality of fairies; He publicized the case in The Coming of the Fairies (1922), undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 17.1 x 12.8 cm (image); 25.3 x 20.5 cm or smaller (sheets).
Location
2.32 Spirit photographs taken at Albert Hall, 8 November 1931; 13 November 1927.
Gelatin silver prints, 13.5 x 8.5 cm or smaller.
Location
2.33 Spirit photograph taken at the British College of Psychic Science. Printed on recto: Taken at B. C. P. S. with Frau Silbert, Not to be reproduced without permission of B. C. P. S, 12 January 1923.
Gelatin silver print, 5.3 x 8.2 cm (image); 8.1 x 9.4 cm (sheet).
Location
2.34 Spirit photograph taken at Whitehall. Inscribed on verso: Photograph taken in Whitehall during the ‘Silence,’ 11 November 1922.
Gelatin silver print, 7.2 x 9.8 cm (image); 13 x 15.5 cm (mount).
Location
2.35 Spirit photographs, including several in churches. 957:0114:0409 inscribed on verso: This is believed to be the Astral body of one who is paying a debt to society that he never earned; The clothes are prison clothes, yet he is 400 miles away; A. W. E. 957:0114:0415 printed on verso: Henry Pulaski; 601 West 176th St. Tel. Wadsworth 3010, 1921-1928.
Gelatin silver prints, 23.4 x 28.5 cm or smaller.
Location
2.36 Images of psychic writings, including some from Doyle. 957:0114:0395-0396 are inscribed on their versos in Lady Doyle’s hand: My son Adrian and I sitting for this photograph – but we are obliterated by the ectoplasm. 957:0114:0401 inscribed on verso: Message from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle obtained photographically by M. William Hope at Weston Village; Sitters Rev. Charles L. Tweedale, Mrs. Tweedale, Dorothy M. Tweedale, 29 October 1932; undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 11.5 x 15.1 cm or smaller.
Location
FC Negative for 957:0114:0417-0426, undated.
Glass plate negative, 8.2 x 10.7 cm.
Negative for 957: 0114:0436, undated.
Glass plate negative, 6.3 x 8.7 cm.
Negative of psychic writings, undated.
Glass plate negative, 8.1 x 5.8 cm.
Location
2.37 Haunted houses. 957:0114:0416 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Haunted house at Charmouth with Lady proprietor and psychic researcher at door, A. C. D. 957:0114:0417 inscribed on verso in Doyle’s hand: Alternative picture of haunted house, A. C. D., undated.
Gelatin silver prints, 9.4 x 11.8 cm or smaller.
Location
LF NV Box Spirit photographs of fairies. Copy negatives, undated.
Nitrate negatives, 10.3 x 7.8 cm or smaller.
Location
FC Glass negative holder with broken glass negatives inside, undated.
Glass plate negatives, 11.6 x 7.5 cm.
Glass negatives without image, undated.
Glass plate negatives, 6.3 x 8.7 cm.
Location
Album 1 Album comprised of 16 photographic prints (albumen and platinum prints) of the Doyle family, their household, and a village. Image area is 7.1 x 9.6 cm each, undated.
Photograph album, 12.3 x 16.1 cm.
Location
Album 2 Album comprised of 12 gelatin silver prints of travels including ship and architectural ruins. Image area is 5.4 x 7.9 cm each, undated.
Photograph album, 21 x 25.7 cm.
Location
Album 3 Album comprised of 96 gelatin silver prints, including portraits, images of ships, and various locations. Label adhered to inside of front cover: "Family album of Denis P.S. Conan Doyle Maternal Side." Image area is 5.1 x 7.6 cm each, undated.
Photograph album, 21.1 x 25.9 cm.
Location
Album 4 Album, entitled Goslar, comprised of 13 German postcards (12 collotypes and one albumen print), of buildings. Images are 14.9 x 9.6 or smaller, undated.
Photograph album, 17.1 x 11.5 cm.
Location
Album 5 Album comprised of 72 gelatin silver prints, most accompanied by captions, of Canadian landscapes and industry. Label adhered to inside front cover reads: Album of opening up of Canada presented to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle during his trip to Canada. Images are 24.4 x 19.1 cm or smaller, July 1912.
Photograph album, 28.5 x 38.8 cm.
Location
Album 6 Album comprised of 36 gelatin silver prints, accompanied by captions, primarily of séances and mediums. Label adhered to inside front cover reads: Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle from Psychical Circle ‘Maria’ San Juan, Puerto Rico, Franco Ponte, March 25, 1923. Images are 24.7 x 19.6 cm or smaller, 25 March 1923.
Photograph album, 26.4 x 34.3 cm.
Location
Album 7 Album comprised of 102 photographic prints (gelatin silver and albumen), including 6 laid in, of Doyle and his family, various locations, and spirit photographs. Images are 25.5 x 18.9 cm or smaller, undated.
Photograph album, 25.6 x 22.5 cm.
Location
Album 8 Album comprised of 8 gelatin silver prints of unidentified people, buildings, and landscapes. Image area is 6.6 x 9.5 cm each, undated.
Photograph album, 13.3 x 16.5 cm.

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Index of Photographers

  • Akkersdyk--957:0114:0018
  • Ane. Mon. G. Le Gray & Cie. (Alophe Succ’r)--957:0114:0150
  • Bain News Service--957:0114:0014
  • Baudoux--957:0114:0154
  • Bowley, Gilbert--957:0114:0058-0062
  • Callaway (San Antonio, Tex.)--957:0114:0159
  • Charles, Lallie--957:0114:0051-0055
  • Collins--957:0114:0084-0088
  • Crandon, Dr.--957:0114:0072, 0074
  • Crawford, William J.--957:0114:0186-0187
  • Daily News Photos--957:0114:0129
  • Deane, Mrs.--957:0114:0206-0213, 957:0114:0266, 0286, 0303, 0308, 0324-0325
  • Debenham & Gould--957:0114:0031-0032
  • De Nicéville--957:0114:0151
  • Elliott & Fry--957:0114:0001
  • Evans, Nelson--957:0114:0006-0010
  • G. L. Manuel Fres.--957:0114:0063
  • Gallaway Portraits--957:0114:0159
  • Hamilton, Thomas G.--957:0114:0188
  • Hansen, Georg E. (Copenhagen)--957:0114:0153
  • Hetzel--957:0114:0205
  • Hope, W.--957:0114:0215-0217, 0232-0234, 0256, 0273-0274, 0283, 0285, 0427, 980:0050:0003
  • Hoppé, E. O.--957:0114:0003-0004, 0079
  • J. Weston & Son--957:0114:0002, 0030, 0033, 0035-0038, 0072-0074, 0157
  • Johnson, Lindsey--957:0114:0309
  • Keystone View Co.--957:0114:0128
  • Kodak Ltd.--957:0114:0042-0050, 0059, 0062, 0070-0071
  • L. Caldesi & Co. at P. D. Colnaghi, Scott & Co.--957:0114:0156
  • Lavender, E. Davey--957:0114:0039-0040
  • LeJeune--957:0114:0155
  • Lett, R. C. W.--957:0114:0113-0114
  • Lewis, Earl V.--957:0114:0099, 0102-0104
  • M. Doss & Bros.--980:0050:0001
  • Manuel, Henri--957:0114:0015, 0064
  • Mendelssohn, H. L.--957:0114:0034
  • Meyers, John--980:0050:0006
  • Nelson Evans Studio--957:0114:0006-0010
  • Olafsson, Magnus--980:0050:0007
  • Onslow's Studios--957:0114:0090
  • Planet News, Ltd.--957:0114:0130-0137
  • Pulaski, Henry--957:0114:0386-0387, 0415
  • Ransford, W.--957:0114:0056-0057
  • Robertson, F.--957:0114:0315
  • Rouch, W. A.--957:0114:0162
  • Scatcherd, F. R.--957:0114:0264
  • Schroeder, E. W.--957:0114:00379-0381
  • Singley, B. L.--957:0114:0128
  • Sport & General--957:0114:0096
  • Stead, W. T.--957:0114:0406
  • Stickells, A. H.--957:0114:0075-0077, 0138-0144
  • Stirling--957:0114:0020, 0026-0029, 0065-0069
  • Sutcliffe, Burton, Westmoreland--957:0114:0158
  • Swinton, Campbell--957:0114:0145
  • Thompson, Paul--957:0114:0100
  • Tweedale, Charles L.--957:0114:0238
  • Underwood & Underwood--957:0114:0011-0013
  • Wayland--957:0114:0023

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