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Forbes Gibb

The influence of Sherlock Holmes.

Edinburgh is in some ways the birthplace of the genre of crime writing. This is a collection of books, pamphlets and journals about the reception of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. There are also some examples of other 20th century detective fiction.

Professor Forbes Gibb, an Information Scientist at the University of Strathclyde, donated this collection in 2001. It currently contains 1,565 volumes, all fully catalogued with shelfmarks starting “Forbes Gibb”.