Mr. Joyce Cummings, the rising barrister who was entrusted with the defence.
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Charing Cross, London

Dr Watson’s Bank.

Edgeware Road, London

Address of the Nathan Garrideb's house agent, Holloway and Steele.
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It is said that the barrister who crams up a case with such care that he can examine an expert witness upon the Monday has forgotten all his forced knowledge before the Saturday.
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Between the Grand Hotel and Charing Cross Station

I think I could show you the very paving-stone upon which I stood when my eyes fell upon the placard, and a pang of horror passed through my very soul. It was between the Grand Hotel and Charing Cross Station, where a one-legged news-vender displayed his evening papers. The date was just two days after the last conversation. There, black upon yellow, was the terrible news-sheet. (Dr John Watson)

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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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Scandal in Bohemia

The case in which Sherlock Holmes tried to recover a photograph of the King of Bohemia and Irene Adler, in appreciation of which the King sent Sherlock Holmes a snuffbox of old gold with a great amethyst in the centre of the lid.

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“Wedlock suits you,” he remarked. “I think, Watson, that you have put on seven and a half pounds since I saw you.”

Sherlock Holmes - Nonconformist Clergyman

He disappeared into his bedroom and returned in a few minutes in the character of an amiable and simple-minded Nonconformist clergyman. His broad black hat, his baggy trousers, his white tie, his sympathetic smile, and general look of peering and benevolent curiosity were such as Mr. John Hare alone could have equalled. It was not merely that Holmes changed his costume. His expression, his manner, his very soul seemed to vary with every fresh part that he assumed. The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.

Sherlock Holmes - Groom out of work

A drunkenlooking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room. Accustomed as I was to my friend’s amazing powers in the use of disguises, I had to look three times before I was certain that it was indeed he.

Arnsworth Castle

The Arnsworth Castle business.
  • (The Adventure of Arnsworth Castle by Adrian Conan Doyle (1954))

Darlington substitution

The Darlington substitution scandal.

Delicate matter

A delicate matter for the reigning family of Holland.

Atkinson Brothers

The Case of the Atkinson Brothers at Trincomalee.

Trepoff murder

The Case of the Trepoff murder in Odessa.

Walking Clothes

These were the clothes which Irene Adler had named her ‘walking clothes’ which she used when she wished to dress as a man and go about ‘incognito’.

Photograph of Irene Adler

A Cabinet sized photograph of Irene Adler in evening dress which she left in exchange for the one of her and the King of Bohemia when she departed for the Continent.
Cabinet sized photographs were larger and could not be easily concealed in a pocket or purse.

Edgeware Road, London

Edgware Road is a major street which passes through the west of central London, in the City of Westminster.
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Charing Cross Station, London

Main London station opened on 11th January 1864.
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Church of St. Monica

Fictional place of the marriage of Irene Adler and Godfrey Norton. Read More...

Gross & Hankey

Gross & Hankey, Regent Street. Presumably a jewellers. Godfrey Norton ordered his cab to go there and then to the church of St. Monica’s immediately before his wedding to Irene Adler.

Inner Temple

Godfrey Norton had rooms here.

Imperial Opera of Warsaw

This is the name of the fictional Opera House where Irene Adler had been Prima Donna.

La Scala

Irene Adler sang here.

Briony Lodge

Briony Lodge, Serpentine Avenue, St. John’s Wood, London. Home of Miss Irene Adler. Read More...

Langham Hotel, London

Here the King of Bohemia stayed during his visit to London to consult with Sherlock Holmes. Read More...

Warsaw, Poland

Here the King of Bohemia stayed for a lengthy visit when he was around 25 and met Miss Irene Adler.

Egria, Bohemia

Not far from Carlsbad.


Sherlock Holmes disguised as an out of work groom.

Nonconformist Clergyman

Disguise of Sherlock Holmes.


Clergyman who married Irene Adler and Godfrey Norton and who needed a witness because of some informality regarding their marriage licence.

Mr John Hare

Well known actor of the day.
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Mrs Watson

Dr Watson’s wife. Formerly Miss Mary Morstan (Sign of Four).

Mary Jane

Dr and Mrs Watson’s clumsy servant girl. Mrs Watson had given her notice.

Mrs Turner

Sherlock Holmes’ Landlady at this time. An oversight on ACD’s part or was Mrs Husdon on holiday?

John the Coachman

Irene Adler’s coachman whom she left to watch over Holmes while she changed into her ‘walking clothes’.

Mr Godfrey Norton

Solicitor of the Inner Temple and to become Irene Adler’s husband.

Clotilde Lothman von Saxe-Meningen

Engaged to the King of Bohemia and second daughter of the King of Scandanavia.

Irene Adler

Irene Adler. Born in New Jersey in the year 1858. Read More...

Count von Kramm

Count von Kramm alias Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel Felstein, hereditary King of Bohemia. Read More...

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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