Doyle, Arthur Conan – British Author


The Arthur Conan Doyle mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique authors and includes an image of Arthur Conan Doyle and a short biography.

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer and physician. After receiving his medical degree, his two attempts to set up an independent practice proved to be unsuccessful.  Doyle was a published author by the time he was age 27.  He modeled his most famous character, Sherlock Holmes, on his former university teacher, Joseph Bell.  Doyle was active in sports, as an amateur boxer, footballer, and first-class cricketer.  He was interested in mystical subjects and the idea of paranormal phenomena.

Arthur Conan Doyle was ambivalent towards Holmes his most famous creation.  In 1891, he wrote to his mother saying: “I think of slaying Holmes, … and winding him up for good and all. He takes my mind from better things.” His mother replied, “You won’t! … You mustn’t.”  Doyle attempted to end his Sherlock Homes stories by raising prices to his publishers at a level that discouraged them.  However to his surprise, they were willing to pay the higher prices, and as a result, Doyle became one of the highest-paid authors of his time.

This Arthur Conan Doyle History Mug is part of our Author Series which includes many unique individuals.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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