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WRITINGS ABOUT THE AGENT,
THE CANON and THE APOCRYPHA
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CDM MORLEY
references end in 1944
WBG BARING-GOULD
references end in 1967
MM MURPHY
references end in 1975
JBS SHAW 
references end in 1988
DIOGENES DIOGENES 
notes are current to 2002
OP PENZLER
Penzler's 100 indespensibles end in 1977
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SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
CDM WBG WBG JBS
ANNOTATIONS
1924
Memories and Adventures
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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no no yes yes MM noted this as AC Doyle's autobiography;   see the Diogenes Club Membership Directory for more information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
DIOGENES:  contains The Adventure of the Two Collaborators.
OP:  Number 26
1943
Conan Doyle:  His Life and Art
Hesketh Pearson

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yes no yes yes JBS noted published again in 1946. 
DIOGENES:  Pearson found the famous The Man who was Wanted manuscript in Sir Arthur's papers while researching this biography; 
MM indicated that he considered this volume "entertaining... but superficial...".
1945
The True Conan Doyle
Adrian Conan Doyle

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n/a no yes no MM noted that this volume was "reverential"

1949
The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
John Dickson Carr

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n/a no yes yes DIOGENES: reprinted in paperback and recently in hardback by Barnes & Noble Books; MM's dating of 1934 is an error. 
MM noted this volume as having a publication date of 1934 and as the "best of the biographies" as of 1960.
OP:  Number 63
1955
The Fabulous Originals
Irving Wallace

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no no yes no MM noted this contains biographical references to the Agent
DIOGENES:  contains a chapter called "The Real Sherlock Holmes" about Dr. Joseph Bell
1964
The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes
Michael and Mollie Hardwick

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n/a no yes no none

1964
Conan Doyle
Pierre Nordon

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n/a no yes yes DIOGENES:  originally printed in French, published in English in 1966.  MM's dating of 1947 is an error.  Widely considered one of the best biographies.
MM noted this as a "superb" biography published in 1947 
1983
The Quest for Sherlock Holmes:  A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Owen Dudley Edwards

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n/a n/a n/a yes none
1987
The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:  Thirteen Biographies in Search of a Life
Jon L Lellenberg
n/a n/a n/a yes DIOGENES:  Lellenberg is invested in BSI and is the representative of the owner of the copyright of the last stories and book still under copyright in the United states... Casebook.
1999
Teller of Tales:   The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
Daniel Stashower

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n/a n/a n/a n/a DIOGENES:  Latest of the biographies of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by the author of The Adventure of the Ectoplasmic Man
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THE SHERLOCK  HOLMES CANON
CDM WBG MM JBS
ANNOTATIONS

1930
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Doubleday
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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no no no no DIOGENES:  contains a reprint of In Memorium:  Sherlock Holmes by Christopher D. Morley.  The Complete Sherlock Holmes  was the first American compilation of the entire Canon
OP:  Number 31
1944
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson:  A Textbook of Friendship
Christopher D. Morley

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no yes no no WBG notes this as the first annotated collection. 
DIOGENES:  Morley's suggested readings can be found here.  This book is difficult to find

1967
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (2 volumes)
Edited and Annotated by 
William S. Baring-Gould

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n/a n/a yes yes DIOGENES:  2nd and most complete annotated compilation of the entire Canon, available slipcased
OP:  Number 94

1986
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1 volume)
Edited and Annotated by 
William S. Baring-Gould

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n/a n/a n/a yes DIOGENES:  same as previous, but in one volume with thinner pages and smaller type
1987
The Baker Street Dozen
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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n/a n/a n/a yes JBS:  anthology of Doyle's favorites plus a thirteenth added to make it a Baker's Dozen.  Each story has essay by emminent Sherlockian included.

1993
The Oxford Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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n/a n/a n/a n/a DIOGENES: the annotated compilation with a "Doylean" approach. 

1998
The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library:
Vol. I:  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Vol. II:  The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Vol. III:  A Study in Scarlet
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edited and Annotated by
Leslie S. Klinger

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n/a n/a n/a n/a DIOGENES: the newest of the annotated compilations of the Canon, copiously annotated by Leslie S. Klinger.  Softback.
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THE APOCRYPHA
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1893
The Adventure of the Two Collaborators
Sir James M. Barrie
no yes no no WBG indicates that Sir Arthur considered this as the best of the parodies. 
DIOGENES:  This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written on the flyleaf of a gift book to Doyle.  It relates to their failed opera, Jane Annie.  The Adventure of the Two Collaborators can be found at this site;   see the Diogenes Club Membership Directory for more information about Sir James M. Barrie
1896
The Field Bazaar
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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no yes no  no WBG suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings. 
DIOGENES:   This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written for The Student as a fund-raiser for Edinburgh University, Sir Arthur's Alma Mater.  An eText of The Field Bazaar can be found at this site.  The story was reprinted by The Baker Street Irregulars in 1947.
1924
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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no yes no no WBG suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings. 
DIOGENES:  This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written for The Book of the Queen's Dolls' House Library. How Watson Learned the Trick can be found at this site.
1947
Tales of Terror and Mystery
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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n/a no no yes DIOGENES:  includes The Man with the Watches and The Lost Special

1980
Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
edited by Jack Tracy

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n/a n/a n/a yes JBS:  similar to above.  neither book is inclusive of the other.  DIOGENES:  This volume contains both of the above and also How Watson Learned the Trick, The Field Bazaar, The Adventure of the Two Collaborators, The Man who was Wanted and The Adventure of the Tall Man.  The Man who was Wantedwas a pastiche originally thought to have been a "long-lost" Doyle tale, but was found to have been written by Arthur Whitaker.  When Whitaker contested the authorship of the story, he produced a letter from ACD offering to purchase the plot.  Nova 57 Minor by Jon L.Lellenberg contains a "blow-by-blow" account of the entire situation.  This is thought by many to be one of the finest of the Sherlock Holmes pastiches. 
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, 1944, Christopher Morley
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, 1960/1975, Vincent Starrett, readings: Michael Murphy
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 1967, William S. Baring-Gould
The Basic 100, 1988, John Bennett Shaw
A Few (Million) Words about my Good Friend Holmes, 1977, Otto Penzler

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