Arthur Conan Doyle: Beyond Baker Street

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CHRONOLOGY

1859

Arthur Conan Doyle born on May 22 in Edinburgh, Scotland

1869–74

Attends Stonyhurst, a school run by Jesuits

1875

Studies at Feldkirch School in Austria

1879–81

Works toward a medical degree at Edinburgh University

1879

Publishes first story,[The Mystery of Sasassa Valley]

1880

Serves as ship's surgeon on the Hope during an Arctic voyage

1881

Becomes a Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery

1881–82

Serves as ship's doctor on the Mayumba, which travels along the west coast of Africa

1882

Moves to Southsea in Portsmouth in July after a brief partnership with Dr. George Budd, and attempts to set up a private medical practice

1885

Marries Louise [Touie] Hawkins on August 6

1887

Publishes A Study in Scarlet, first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, in Beeton's Christmas Annual

1889

First child, Mary Louise, is born; Micah Clarke, first major novel, is published

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