This is a significant discovery. In 1897 Conan Doyle wrote a Sherlock Holmes play which he hoped to see staged. His idea was that it would assist in paying for his new house Undershaw. It found its way into the hands of William Gillette and he, with Conan Doyle's permission, redrafted it for the stage.
It was first played in New York in 1899 and found its way to the Lyceum Theatre in London in 1901 which allowed it to run almost in parallel to the serialisation in the UK of The Hound of the Baskervilles in The Strand Magazine.
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