On the Scent: A History of 'The King of the Foxes' Autograph Manuscript
in Regulation & Imagination: Legal & Literary Perspectives on Fox-Hunting 117-128 (Ross E. Davies, ed., 2021)
12 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2022
Date Written: 2021
The autograph manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1898 short story "The King of the Foxes" now resides in the Dartmouth College Library. While the complete provenance of the manuscript remains elusive, bookplates and notations provide enough information to sketch an approximate timeline of its travels and a brief biography of several holders, including legendary attorney and former American Bar Association president Frank Hogan (1877-1944), the founder of law firm Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle, The King of the Foxes, antiquarian book trade, provenance, Frank Hogan, Perc Brown, Maggs Bros, law and literature, legal history
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