Woolwich Branch of the Capital and Counties Bank

He had also a cheque-book on the Woolwich branch of the Capital and Counties Bank.
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Popham House, Lee, Kent

Home of John Scott Eccles. Lee is in north west Kent, U.K.

Holder & Stevenson, Treadneedle Street, London

Second largest private banking concern in the City of London.
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Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector Bradstreet of Scotland Yard.

Man with the Twisted Lip

Another Adventure concerning the disappearance of Mr Neville St. Clair.

Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector Bradstreet was on duty at Bow Street police station when Sherlock Holmes called to reveal the answer to the mystery.

James, Frogged jackets and DeQuincey

This is the notorious story where Mrs Watson refers to her husband Dr John Watson as ‘James’. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“No, sir, but the facts might be met speciously enough. Suppose that this man Boone had thrust Neville St. Clair through the window, there is no human eye which could have seen the deed. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

“I should recommend you also to send a note by the cabman to your wife to say that you have thrown in your lot with me.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.” Read More...

Hugh Boone - Neville St. Clair

I painted my face, and to make myself as pitiable as possible I made a good scar and fixed one side of my lip in a twist by the aid of a small slip of flesh-coloured plaster. Then with a red head of hair, and an appropriate dress, I took my station in the business part of the city, ostensibly as a match-seller but really as a beggar. (Neville St. Clair)

Sherlock Holmes - Old man in opium den

They (the words) could only have come from the old man at my side. Read More...

Bricks, bags and coats

Deal box of child’s bricks on the table in the room of Hugh Boone.

Deal: box fir or pine wood, esp. when sawn into planks of a standard size. A plank of such wood. Read More...

Letter from Neville St. Clair

Message sent to Mrs St. Clair by her husband and posted at
Gravesend.

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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Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Neville St. Clair’s father was a schoolmaster here and he himself was educated there.
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Road to Bow Street

Passing down the Waterloo Bridge Road we crossed over the river, and dashing up Wellington Street (which is basically an extension of the bridge) wheeled sharply to the right and found ourselves in Bow Street.
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The postmark on the letter from Neville St. Clair to his wife.
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Middlesex, Surrey and Kent

“We have touched on three English counties in our short drive, starting in Middlesex, passing over an angle of Surrey, and ending in Kent.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Aberdeen Shipping Office, Fresno Street

Mrs St. Clair collected her package from here and then walked into Upper Swandam Lane looking for a cab.
Fresco Street appears to be fictitious.
Aberdeen is a large scottish port.
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Capitial and Counties Bank

Neville St. Clair had £220 standing to his credit at this Bank.

Cannon Street Station

Neville St. Clair caught a train from here to his home in Lee each night.
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The Cedars, Lee, Kent

Home of Mr and Mrs Neville St. Clair and their children. Lee is in North West Kent, U.K.

Paul's Wharf

Paul's Wharf:
  • recently excavated to reveal its Roman Foundations — was close on the riverside, and over the centuries was the main landing stage for this part of the City.
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Bar of Gold

Upper Swandam Lane, east of the City. This appears to be a fictitious address. Read More...

Theological College of St. George

There does not seem to be a Theological College of this name in the UK but there are a couple overseas, but it is unlikely that either of these are the one referred to. It is very probably therefore a fictitious name.

Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector on duty at Bow Street Police Station where Hugh Boone was kept on remand.

Stable boy

The stable boy at the ‘Cedars’, home of Mr and Mrs St. Clair, whom Holmes woke at four in the moring to get the horse and trap out.

Inspector Barton

Inspector Barton visited the ‘Bar of Gold’ and had charge of the case and the enquiries into the disappearance of Neville St. Clair.

Mrs St. Clair

Daughter of a local Brewer in Lee and wife of Neville St. Clair.


Manager of the ‘Bar of Gold’ and a man of the vilest antecedents.
  • Lascar: A sailor from India or Southeast Asia.

Malay attendant

A member of a people inhabiting Malaysia and Indonesia.

Kate Witney

Wife of Isa Witney and old friend of Dr and Mrs Watson.

Isa Witney

Brother of late Elias Witney D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George's.

Hugh Boone - Neville St. Clair

Now for the sinister cripple who lives upon the second floor of the opium den.... Read More...

Neville St. Clair

“Some years ago — to be definite, in May, 1884 — there came to Lee a gentleman, Neville St. Clair by name who appeared to have plenty of money.” 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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The Bark Lone Star had to pass here on its return voyage to Savannah.
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Mrs Watson

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

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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