Queen Victoria's Jubilee

“Last year I came up to London for the Jubilee.” (Hilton Cubitt)
  • The Chronology of William S Baring-Gould puts the date of this story at 1898 which would mean that Hilton Cubitt was referring to the Diamond Jubilee.

Monograph - Sherlock Holmes

“I am fairly familiar with all forms of secret writings, and am myself the author of a trifling monograph upon the subject, in which I analyze one hundred and sixty separate ciphers.”

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“So, Watson,” said he, suddenly, “you do not propose to invest in South African securities?” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

Holmes had been seated for some hours in silence with his long, thin back curved over a chemical vessel in which he was brewing a particularly malodorous product. His head was sunk upon his breast, and he looked from my point of view like a strange, lank bird, with dull gray plumage and a black top-knot. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one’s audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though possibly a meretricious, effect.” Read More...

The Dancing Men

It consists of a number of absurd little figures dancing across the paper upon which they are drawn.
First Message
“Am here Abe Slaney’
Pasted Graphic
Second Message
‘At Elridges’
Third Message
“ Come Elsie”
Message from Elsie
Last message
‘Elsie prepare to meet thy God’
Message from Sherlock Holmes to Abe Slaney
“Come here at once’
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Messages of Dancing Men




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  • Artifacts and Curiosities

Telegram from Wilson Hargreave

Reply to Sherlock Holmes’ telegram from Wilson Hargreave of the New York Police Department.
‘The most dangerous crook in Chicago.’

Telegram from Sherlock Holmes to Wilson Hargreave

I therefore cabled to my friend, Wilson Hargreave, of the New York Police Bureau, who has more than once made use of my knowledge of London crime. I asked him whether the name of Abe Slaney was known to him. (Sherlock Holmes)

Elrige's Farm

The farm, in the direction of East Ruston, where Abe Slaney stayed.
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North Walsham station

North Walsham - nearest station to Riding Thorpe Manor and seven miles away.
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Liverpool Street Station, London

Our Norfolk squire came straight from the station as fast as a hansom could bring him.
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Boarding House in Russell Square, London

Last year I came up to London for the Jubilee, and I stopped at a boardinghouse in Russell Square, because Parker, the vicar of our parish, was staying in it. (Hilton Cubitt)
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Riding Thorpe Manor, Norfolk

Ancestral home of Hilton Cubitt.

Stable boy

Worked for Mr and Mrs Cubitt at Riding Thorpe Manor, Norfolk.

Wilson Hargreave

Of the New York Police Bureau, who has more than once made use of my knowledge of London crime.

Village Policeman

A stolid country policeman.

Mrs King

Cook at Riding Thorpe Manor.


Housemaid at Riding Thorpe Manor.

Local Surgeon

An old white-haired man.

Abe Slaney

The most dangerous crook in Chicago.

Inspector Martin of the Norfolk Constabulary

A dapper little man, with a quick, alert manner and a waxed moustache.

Elsie Cubitt nee Patrick

“You’ll think it very mad, Mr. Holmes, that a man of a good old family should marry a wife in this fashion, knowing nothing of her past or of her people, but if you saw her and knew her, it would help you to understand.” (Hilton Cubitt)

Hilton Cubitt

He was a fine creature, this man of the old English soil — simple, straight, and gentle, with his great, earnest blue eyes and broad, comely face.

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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