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Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland Collection of Sherlockiana and Historical Mysteries

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Wilson Library

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Chapel Hill, NC

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First and other editions of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlockiana, and historically set mystery novels collected by white North Carolinians Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection contains books; ephemera; pamphlets; newspapers; magazines; serials, newsletters, and other publications of societies dedicated to Sherlock Holmes including the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society; and memorabilia including a novelty cap and pipe and a menu from the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. Publications include parodies and pastiches, biographies, novels, plays, handbooks, atlases, compendiums, and literary criticism and interpretation. Historical mystery novels are chiefly first editions of popular titles written by American and British authors and published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Authors include Anne Perry, Rosemary Rowe, Margaret Frazer, and Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Some editions are signed by the authors.

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Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland Collection of Sherlockiana and Historical Mysteries

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Wilson Library

First and other editions of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlockiana, and historically set mystery novels collected by white North Carolinians Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection contains books; ephemera; pamphlets; newspapers; magazines; serials, newsletters, and other publications of societies dedicated to Sherlock Holmes including the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society; and memorabilia including a novelty cap and pipe and a menu from the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. Publications include parodies and pastiches, biographies, novels, plays, handbooks, atlases, compendiums, and literary criticism and interpretation. Historical mystery novels are chiefly first editions of popular titles written by American and British authors and published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Authors include Anne Perry, Rosemary Rowe, Margaret Frazer, and Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Some editions are signed by the authors.