The Adventure of the 'Gloria Scott'

“Voyage of the Gloria Scott,” he read. “That was a bad business. I have some recollection that you made a record of it, Watson, though I was unable to congratulate you upon the result.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Monograph by Percy Trevelyan

“Are you not the author of a monograph upon obscure nervous lesions?” I asked. (Dr John Watson)

Nitrite of Amyl

“I had obtained good results in such cases by the inhalation of nitrite of amyl, and the present seemed an admirable opportunity of testing its virtues.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)
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Worthingdon Bank Robbery

“You must surely remember the great Worthingdon bank business,” said Holmes. “Five men were in it — these four and a fifth called Cartwright. Tobin, the caretaker, was murdered, and the thieves got away with seven thousand pounds. This was in 1875. They were all five arrested, but the evidence against them was by no means conclusive. This Blessington or Sutton, who was the worst of the gang, turned informer. On his evidence Cartwright was hanged and the other three got fifteen years apiece.”

Lady Day

The day on which Dr Percy Trevelyan moved into the house at 403 Brook Street, London.
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Bruce Pinkerton

I was fortunate enough to excite considerable interest by my research into the pathology of catalepsy, and finally to win the Bruce Pinkerton prize and medal by the monograph on nervous lesions to which your friend has just alluded. (Dr Percy Trevelyan)

  • ‘Introduction to Mr Pinkerton’ is also the title of a chapter in The Wrecker (1892) by Robert Louis Stevenson co-written with Lloyd Osbourne.
  • The was also the Pinkerton Agency in America of which ACD was well aware.
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“I was fortunate enough to excite considerable interest by my research into the pathology of catalepsy.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)
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Scylla and Charybdis

....examples of this Scylla and Charybdis which are forever threatening the historian.
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Norah Creina

The ill-fated steamer Norah Creina, which was lost some years ago with all hands upon the Portuguese coast, some leagues to the north of Oporto.
  • Norah Creina is also the name of a ship mentioned in the The Wrecker (1892) by Robert Louis Stevenson co-written with Lloyd Osbourne.

Dr Percy Trevelyan

A pale, taper-faced man with sandy whiskers rose up from a chair by the fire as we entered. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“A doctor’s — general practitioner, I perceive,” said Holmes. “Not been long in practice, but has a good deal to do. Come to consult us, I fancy!”


Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

He was deep in some of those abstruse chemical investigations which absorbed him utterly as long as he was engaged upon them. Towards evening, however, the breaking of a test-tube brought his research to a premature ending, and he sprang up from his chair with an exclamation of impatience and a clouded brow. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“ ....though that shield may fail to guard, the sword of justice is still there to avenge.”

Sherlock Holmes-catalepsy

“And the catalepsy?”
“A fraudulent imitation, Watson, though I should hardly dare to hint as much to our specialist. It is a very easy complaint to imitate. I have done it myself.”

Mr Blessington - Sutton

“This so-called Blessington is, as I expected, well known at headquarters, and so are his assailants. Their names are Biddle, Hayward, and Moffat.” “The Worthingdon bank gang,
“Then Blessington must have been Sutton.”

Russian Nobleman and his son

“There were three of them in it: the young man, the old man, and a third, to whose identity I have no clue. The first two, I need hardly remark, are the same who masqueraded as the Russian count and his son, so we can give a very full description of them.”


A rope which Mr Blessington kept under his bed and which was used to hang him.

Four cigar ends

“Here are four cigar-ends that I picked out of the fireplace.” (Inspector Lanner)

Screw driver and screws

“I found a screw-driver and some screws on the wash-hand stand.” (Inspector Lanner)

Note from Percy Trevelyan to Sherlock Holmes

‘For God’s sake come at once. P. T.’

Letter from Russian Nobleman

“Two days ago I received the letter which I now read to you. Neither address nor date is attached to it.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)

Oporto, Portugal

The ill-fated steamer Norah Creina, which was lost some years ago with all hands upon the Portuguese coast, some leagues to the north of Oporto.
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King's College Hospital

“After I had graduated I continued to devote myself to research, occupying a minor position in King’s College Hospital.” (Dr Percy Tevelyan)
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London University

“I am a London University man, you know, and I am sure that you will not think that I am unduly singing my own praises if I say that my student career was considered by my professors to be a very promising one.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)
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403 Brook Street, London

Home of Dr Percy Trevelyan and Mr Blessinington within the Doctors’ quarter around Cavendish Square, London.

Young Russian

Son of the elderly Nobleman.
“A tall young man, surprisingly handsome, with a dark, fierce face, and the limbs and chest of a Hercules. He had his hand under the other’s arm as they entered, and helped him to a chair with a tenderness which one would hardly have expected from his appearance.” (Dr Percy Trevelyan)

Old Russian Nobleman

He was an elderly man, thin, demure, and commonplace — by no means the conception one forms of a Russian nobleman.

Inspector Lanner

A smart-looking police-inspector, who was taking notes in a pocketbook.

Mr Blessington/Sutton

A singular-looking man, whose appearance, as well as his voice, testified to his jangled nerves. Read More...

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.

Gloria Scott

The “Gloria Scott” - another story from the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Study in Scarlet

The first Novel in the Canon.

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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