SFU collection of Sherlock Holmes author's works celebrated Saturday
Sherlock Holmes fans may want to check out "An Afternoon With Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" at Simon Fraser University's Special Collections library Saturday, March 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
The event will celebrate the library's new Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, featuring more than 300 books and periodicals written by the Holmes author.
A significant part of the collection was donated by the late Peter Wood of Vancouver, who referred to his collection as "Baker Street West," referring to Holmes' fictional address, said Eric Swanick, head of the special collections library. "All the Doyle/Holmes canon is represented... four novels and 56 short stories, some of which are in first printings through issues of The Strand in the early 1890s."
The event is being held in the in room 7100, on the seventh floor of the WAC Bennett Library, at SFU's Burnaby campus. Speakers will include Robert Eighteen-Bisang, a leading expert of Holmes and Dracula, Len Haffenden of The Petrel Flyer and Mason Harris, retired SFU professor of English literature and Holmes aficionado. A reception will follow.
Free admission, limited seating. To reserve a seat, call 778-782-6704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.