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The timeline of Sherlock Holmes' canon cases has been a source of speculation almost since the stories' publication. Scholars such as William S. Baring-Gould made extensive efforts to determine a precise date for each case. The cases below are those whose dates can be fixed more or less firmly from Watson's commentary or references to specific placeable incidents. Factual errors or oddities are noted in italics.

Stories listed by canonical start[]

1875

Note: This story is framed within a narrative set some time after the events of "A Study in Scarlet".

1879

1881

1883

1887

1888


1889

Note: Despite Watson's comments to Isa Whitney, June 19th was a Wednesday in 1889.

1890

1891

1892

Note: This date falls within Holmes' traditional absence after his presumed death at the Reichenbach Falls.

1894

1895

Note: April 23 actually fell on a Tuesday in 1895.

1896

1897

1898

1901

1902

1903

1907

1914

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