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Bartholomew Sholto is a character from the novel The Sign Of The Four (1890). He was the son of Major John Sholto, who brought the priceless Agra Treasure to England from India and the twin sibling of Thaddeus Sholto. Out of guilt over their father's treatment of Arthur Morstan, his brother Thaddeus secretly sent some of the treasure to Morstan's orphaned daughter, Mary. This mysterious gift led her to consult with Sherlock Holmes, kicking off the plot of the novel.

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  • Bartholomew Sholto is portrayed by Kynaston Reeves in the 1932 British crime film of the story. Miles Malleson portrayed Bartholomew' twin brother Thaddeus.
  • Bartholomew Sholto is portrayed by Clive Merrison in the 1983 British made-for-television of the story. Richard Heffer portrayed Bartholomew' twin brother Thaddeus.
  • Bartholomew Sholto is portrayed by Ronald Lacey in the 1987 Granada adaptation of the story. Lacey also portrayed Bartholomew' twin brother Thaddeus.
  • Bartholomew Sholto is portrayed by Marcel Jeannin in the 2001 Canadian television film adaptation of the story. Jeannin also portrayed Thaddeus' twin brother Thaddeus.
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