West End, London

Miss Stoper managed Westaways agency in the West End.
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Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“I believe that he is coming here,” said Holmes, rubbing his hands .
“Yes; I rather think he is coming to consult me professionally. I think that I recognize the symptoms. Ha! did I not tell you?”

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illusctrations

Sherlock Holmes pushed him down into the easy-chair and, sitting beside him, patted his hand and chatted with him in the easy, soothing tones which he knew so well how to employ.

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“It is a very sweet little problem, and I would not have missed it for a good deal.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Loafer

He hurried to his chamber and was down again in a few minutes dressed as a common loafer. With his collar turned up, his shiny, seedy coat, his red cravat, and his worn boots, he was a perfect sample of the class.

Beryl Coronet

A small or relatively simple crown, especially as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses.
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Letter from Mary Holder

“I feel that I have brought trouble upon you, and that if I had acted differently this terrible misfortune might never have occurred. I cannot, with this thought in my mind, ever again be happy under your roof, and I feel that I must leave you forever. Do not worry about my future, for that is provided for; and, above all, do not search for me, for it will be fruitless labour and an ill-service to me. In life or in death, I am ever
“Your loving

West End, London

Sir George Burnwell lived on the far side of the West End.
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Streatham, London

Mr Holder’s home was in Streatham.
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Fairbank - house owned by Mr Holder.

Holder & Stevenson, Treadneedle Street, London

Second largest private banking concern in the City of London.
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Metropolitan Railway

The first underground railway in London which called at Baker Street.
  • Baker Street station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway (MR) on 10 January 1863 as one of the original stations on the world's first underground railway.
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Mr Holder's servants

Mr Holder's servants:
Groom and page slept out of the house.
Three maid servants.

Francis Prosper

Lucy Parr's sweetheart. He was the green-grocer who brought the vegetables round.

Lucy Parr

Second waiting maid who had been with Mr Holder for a few months and came with can excellent character. Read More...

An exalted name

A name which is a household word all over the earth — one of the highest, noblest, most exalted names in England, who used the Beryl Coronet as security for a £50,000 loan from Mr Holder's bank.

Sir George Burnwell

He is one of the most dangerous men in England — a ruined gambler, an absolutely desperate villain, a man without heart or conscience. (Sherlock Holmes) Read More...

Mary Holder

Mary Holder, niece of Alexander Holder.

Arthur Holder

Arthur Holder son of Alexander Holder.

Alexander Holder

Alexander Holder of the banking firm of Holder & Stevenson, of Threadneedle Street. The senior partner in the second largest private banking concern in the City of London. Read More...

Threadneedle Street

Some little distance down Threadneedle Street, upon the left-hand side, there is, as you may have remarked, a small angle in the wall. Here it is that this creature (Hugh Boone) takes his daily seat.
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221b Baker Street, London

Home of Sherlock Holmes and at times Dr John Watson.
They (the rooms) consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
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Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

“Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent." (Sherlock Holmes) (Study in Scarlet)
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