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World: North America: The United States of America

USA Flag (1896 - 1908) Verified Accurate Republic occupying central North America, pop. 75,994,575 [1900]. [JT]

Mentioned in general terms in: YELL (Where Mrs. Effie Hebron lived for a time), VALL (John Douglas had spent time in America), REDH (the late Ezekiah Hopkins was from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)

American characters include: Neil Gibson, the "American Senator" (THOR); Mr. Leverton, of Pinkerton's American Agency (REDC);
FIVE: John Openshaw:"He [his uncle Elias] had made a very considerable fortune in the States, and his reason for leaving them was his aversion to the negroes, and his dislike of the Republican policy in extending the franchise to them."
STUD: The card found on Drebber's dead body stated that he was from Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

STUD: Jefferson Hope "travelled from town to town through the United States in quest of his enemies."

HOUN: Sir Henry Baskerville said he had spent most of his life in the States and in Candada, and he was unfamiliar with British life.

ILLU: After the attack on Holmes, Watson discovers that Baron Gruner was scheduled to leave London aboard the Cunard boat Ruritania, starting from Liverpool and bound for the States.
Last Modified: Oct. 10, 1998