Borowitz Crime Ephemera: Sherlock Holmes collection
Finding Aid for the Sherlock Holmes Ephemera collection
Author: Cara Gilgenbach, December 2008.
Descriptive Rules: DACS
Inclusive Dates: 1900-1999
Extent: .16 cubic feet (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Abstract: This collection contains miscellaneous ephemera related to Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Scope and Content: This collection contains a variety of ephemeral items related to the Sherlock Holmes stories and character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Included are cigarette cards, postcards, greeting cards, and other collectibles.
Statement of Arrangement: Material is arranged alphbetically by type of material.
Preferred Citation: Sherlock Holmes Ephemera collection. Department
of Special Collections and Archives. Kent State University Libraries and Media
Acquisition Information: This collection was purchased by Special Collections and Archives for the Borowitz Collection in 2007 from Rupert Books.
Cigarette card: The Cottingley Fairies (Unexplained Mysteries of the World series, no. 25). The photographs of woodland fairies, taken in 1917, were revealed as fakes in 1982, but "had fooled millions, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes." Issued by Brooke Bond, 1987.
Cigarette card: General Charles George (Famous People series, no. 12). Issued by Brooke Bond Tea, 1969
Cigarette card: Lion's Mane Jellyfish (In the Sea series, no. 17). "This poison made the jellyfish famous when it was used in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, "Adventures with the Lion's Mane." Issued by Brooke Bond, 1986
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