The Sherlock Holmes Atlas
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GLOR: The convict ship containing James Armitage had previously been in the Chinese tea trade.
Armitage: "The Gloria Scott had been in the Chinese tea-trade, but she was an old-fashioned, heavy-bowed, broad-beamed craft, and the new clippers had cut her out."
BLUE: The blue carbuncle was found in the Amoy River in southern China.
REDH: Holmes deduced that Mr. Jabez Wilson had been in China.
Holmes: "The fish that you have tattooed immediately above your right wrist could only have been done in China... That trick of staining the fishes' scales of a delicate pink is quite peculiar to China. When, in addition, I see a Chinese coin hanging from your watch-chain, the matter becomes even more simple."
DYIN: Holmes had been working amongst Chinese sailors down in the docks, from whom he may have contracted a strange Eastern disease.
ILLU: Baron Gruner was a recognized authority on Chinese pottery and had written a book upon the subject.
Last Modified: May 18, 1998