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The Canon
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Canonical Abbreviation
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Jay Finley Christ
Additional notes by The Diogenes Club


NOTES
1.  The actual abbreviations are often varied when they are used.  It is not uncommon to see The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SixN) abbreviated as SIXN, Sixn and sixn;
2.  ORANGE is used designate short stories;  GREEN is used to designate the novels;  All compilations are designated by BLUE;
3.  Adventures:  The Strand Magazine listed the first six of the Adventures as "Adventure _(Roman Numeral)_" with the title following, and so on.  This convention began with Adventure I (Scan) and ended with Adventure VI (Twis).  From VII (Blue) on, the word "Adventure" was deleted and stories were simply numbered (VII, VIII and so on with the title following) through the last, XII (Copp). 
4.  Memoirs:  Memoirs (also in the Strand) picked up this same numbering system and carried it on from XIII (Silv) through XXIV (Fina).   XIV (Card) is included with Memoirs, although it was considered distasteful for readers at the time ("adultery" theme).
5.  Return:  Return (Strand, as well) began the numbering system at I, again, beginning with I (Empt) and ending with XIII (Seco).
6.  Most of the stories and books are public domain at this time, with only those of Case Book still remaining under copyright.  The actual dates when these stories will go into public domain seem to vary depending upon where you look, however, this will occur sometime between 2004 and 2023.
7.  The publication dates are listed with the earliest publication first.  Publication date information came from a variety of sources, including Facsimile Editions of the Canon and from The Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes by Michael Hardwick.
 
3Gab Case Book
The Adventure of The Three Gables
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Liberty
September, 1926
Strand Magazine October, 1926
3Gar
Case Book
The Adventure of The Three Garridebs
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Collier's
October, 1924
Strand Magazine
January, 1925
3Stu
Return IX:
The Adventure of the Three Students
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
June, 1904
Collier's
September, 1904
Abbe
Return XII:
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
September, 1904
Collier's
December, 1904
Bery
Adventures XI:
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
May, 1892
Blac
Return VI:
The Adventure of Black Peter
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
February, 1904
Strand Magazine
March, 1904
Blan
Case Book
The Adventure of The Blanched Soldier
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Liberty
October, 1926
Strand Magazine
November, 1926
Blue
Adventures VII:
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
January, 1892
Bosc
Adventures Adventure IV:
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
October, 1891
Bruc
Bow
The Adventure of Bruce-Partington Plans
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1908
Collier's
December, 1908
Card

Memoirs XIV and Bow:
The Adventure of The Cardboard Box 
(considered distasteful for readers in 1893 (Memoirs), but was acceptable in 191x and was included in Bow. no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
January, 1893
Harper's
January, 1893
Chas
Return VII:
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
March, 1904
Strand Magazine
April, 1904
Copp
AdventuresXII:
The Adventure of The Copper Beeches
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
June, 1892
Cree
Case Book
The Adventure of The Creeping Man
(still under copyright (until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Strand Magazine
March, 1923
Hearst's International
March, 1923
Croo
Memoirs XX:
The Adventure of the Crooked Man
(no longer under copyright)
short 
story
Strand Magazine
July, 1893
Harper's
July 8, 1893
Danc
Return III:
The Adventure of The Dancing Men
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
November, 1903
Strand Magazine
December, 1903
Devi
Bow
The Adventure of The Devil's Foot
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1910
Strand NY
January, 1911
February, 1911
Dyin
Bow
The Adventure of The Dying Detective
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
November, 1913
Strand Magazine
December, 1913
Empt
Return I:
The Adventure of The Empty House
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
September, 1903
Strand Magazine
October, 1903
Engr
Adventures IX:
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
May, 1892
Fina
Memoirs XXIV:
The Adventure of the Final Problem
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1893
McClure's
December, 1893
Five
Adventures Adventure V:
The Five Orange Pips
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
November, 1891
Glor
Memoirs XVII:
The Adventure of the "Gloria Scott"
(no longer under copyright)
short 
story
Strand Magazine
April, 1893
Harper's
April 15, 1893
Gold
Return X:
The Adventure of The Golden Pince Nez
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
July, 1904
Collier's
October, 1904
Gree
Memoirs XXII:
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
September, 1893
Harper's
September 16, 1893
Houn
The Hound of the Baskervilles
(no longer under copyright)
novel Strand Magazine
August, 1901
April, 1902
and
Strand (NY)
September, 1901
May, 1902
Iden
Adventures Adventure III:
A Case of Identity
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
September, 1891
Illu
Case Book
The Adventure of The Illustrious Client
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Collier's
November, 1924
Strand Magazine
May, 1925
Lady
Bow
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1911
The American Mag.
December, 1911
Last
Bow
His Last Bow:  An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
September, 1917
Collier's
September, 1917
Lion
Case Book
The Adventure of The Lion's Mane
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short 
story
Liberty
November, 1926
Strand Magazine
December, 1926
Maza
Case Book
The Adventure of The Mazarin Stone
(still under copyright (until ~2004-2023)

short
story
Strand Magazine
October, 1921
Hearst's International
November, 1921
Miss
Return XI:
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
August, 1904
Collier's
November, 1904
Musg
Memoirs XVIII:
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
May, 1893
Harper's
May 13, 1893
Nava
Memoirs XXIII:
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
October, 1893
November, 1893
Harper's
October 14, 1893
October, 21, 1893
Nobl
Adventures X:
The Adventure of The Noble Bachelor 
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
April, 1892
Norw
Return II:
The Adventure of The Norwood Builder
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
October, 1903
Strand Magazine
November, 1903
Prio
Return V:
The Adventure of The Priory School
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
January, 1904
Strand Magazine
February, 1904
RedC
Bow
The Adventure of The Red Circle
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
March, 1911
April, 1911
Strand NY
April, 1911
May, 1911
RedH
Adventures Adventure II:
The  Red-Headed League
(no longer under copyright)
short 
story
Strand Magazine
August, 1891
Reig
Memoirs XIX:
The Adventure of the Reigate Squire 
(Reigate Squire in the Strand; Reigate Squires in the Memoirs; The Reigate Puzzle in America.  no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
June, 1893
Harper's
June 17, 1893
Resi
Memoirs XXI:
The Adventure of the Resident Patient
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
August, 1893
Harper's
August 12, 1893
Reti
Case Book
The Adventure of The Retired Colourman
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Liberty
December, 1926
Strand Magazine
January, 1927
Scan
Adventures Adventure I: 
A Scandal in Bohemia
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
July, 1891
Seco
Return XIII:
The Adventure of The Second Stain
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1904
Collier's
January, 1905
Shos
Case Book
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Liberty
March, 1927
Strand Magazine
April, 1927
Sign
The Sign of the Four 
(later renamed The Sign of Four.  no longer under copyright)
novel Lippincott's Monthly Magazine
February, 1890
Silv
Memoirs XIII:
The Adventure of Silver Blaze
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1892
Harper's
February 25, 1893
SixN
Return VIII:
The Adventure of The Six Napoleons
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
April, 1904
Strand Magazine
May, 1904
Soli
Return IV:
The Adventure of The Solitary Cyclist
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
December, 1903
Strand Magazine
January, 1904
Spec
Adventures VIII:
The Adventure of The Speckled Band
short
story
Strand Magazine
February, 1892
Stoc
Memoirs XVI:
The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
March, 1893
Harper's
March 11, 1893
Stud
A Study in Scarlet
(no longer under copyright)
novel Beeton's Christmas Annual
late November, 1887
Suss
Case Book
The Adventure of The Sussex Vampire
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Strand Magazine
January, 1924
Hearst's International
January, 1924
Thor
Case Book
The Problem of Thor Bridge
(still under copyright (until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Strand Magazine
February, 1922
March, 1922
Hearst's International
February, 1922
March, 1922
Twis
Adventures Adventure VI:
The Man with the Twisted Lip
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
December, 1891
Vall
The Valley of Fear
(no longer under copyright)
novel Strand Magazine
September, 1914
May, 1915
Philadelphia Press
September, 1914
November, 1914
Veil
Case Book
The Adventure of The Veiled Lodger
(still under copyright until ~2004-2023)
short
story
Liberty
January, 1927
Strand Magazine
February, 1927
Wist
Bow
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Collier's
August, 1908
Strand Magazine
September, 1908
October, 1908
Yell
Memoirs XV:
The Adventure of the Yellow Face
(no longer under copyright)
short
story
Strand Magazine
February, 1893
Harper's
February 11, 1893

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