Erin McPherson

A rare manuscript page from Sherlock Holmes, plus letters from Albert Einstein, George Washington, the royal family, and more at an upcoming sale in California.
Sponsored by Profiles in History. In 1901, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a prequel to his Sherlock Holmes series, marking the return of the famed character nearly eight years after the detective’s apparent demise in Doyle’s 1893 story “The Final Problem.” The Hound of the Baskervilles became one of the most popular books in the series, and in subsequent stories, the author eventually revealed that Holmes had in fact faked his death and was still very much alive and well.