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)

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2022-33

12 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2022

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Jennifer L. Behrens

Duke University School of Law, J. Michael Goodson Law Library

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Behrens, Jennifer, On the Scent: A History of 'The King of the Foxes' Autograph Manuscript (2021). in Regulation & Imagination: Legal & Literary Perspectives on Fox-Hunting 117-128 (Ross E. Davies, ed., 2021), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2022-33, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4122640

Jennifer Behrens (Contact Author)

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