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Collection Number: 12029

Collection Title: Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland Collection of Sherlockiana and Historical Mysteries, circa 1920s-2010s

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Size Approximately 9500 items
Abstract First and other editions of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlockiana, and historically set mystery novels collected by white North Carolinians Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection contains books; ephemera; pamphlets; newspapers; magazines; serials, newsletters, and other publications of societies dedicated to Sherlock Holmes including the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society; and memorabilia including a novelty cap and pipe and a menu from the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. Publications include parodies and pastiches, biographies, novels, plays, handbooks, atlases, compendiums, and literary criticism and interpretation. Historical mystery novels are chiefly first editions of popular titles written by American and British authors and published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Authors include Anne Perry, Rosemary Rowe, Margaret Frazer, and Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Some editions are signed by the authors. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
Creator Ragland, Charles J.

Ragland, Nancy Ader.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland Collection of Sherlockiana and Historical Mysteries #12029, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
The original accession of Sherlockiana materials was received in August 2001. Additions were received in January and August 2002, April 2003, March 2004, August 2005, August 2006, April 2007, February and August 2008, April 2009, and March 2010. The original accession of historical mysteries was received in May 2004. Additions were received in January 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and March and August 2010 (Acc. 103753).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles J. Ragland (1933-) and Nancy Ader Ragland (1931-) live in Winston-Salem, N.C. Charles J. Ragland is the author of The Raglands: The History of a British-American Family (1978).

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First and other editions of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlockiana, and historically set mystery novels collected by white North Carolinians Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection contains books; ephemera; pamphlets; newspapers; magazines; serials, newsletters, and other publications of societies dedicated to Sherlock Holmes including the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society; and memorabilia including a novelty cap and pipe and a menu from the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. Publications include parodies and pastiches, biographies, novels, plays, handbooks, atlases, compendiums, and literary criticism and interpretation. Historical mystery novels are chiefly first editions of popular titles written by American and British authors and published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Authors include Anne Perry, Rosemary Rowe, Margaret Frazer, and Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Some editions are signed by the authors. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Laura Hart, November 2019

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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