Remembering Arthur Walker, Sherlock Holmes Collector

- by Maureen E. Mulvihill, Guest Writer

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Arthur Thomas Walker.

The Florida Bibliophile Society sadly announces the recent passing (February 9, 2019), in Tampa, Florida, of Arthur Thomas Walker, age 87. Art Walker was a respected collector of Sherlock Holmes and also Edward Stratemeyer. To his amusement, he was often mistaken at airports for another Arthur: the conductor, Arthur Fiedler. Mr Walker was a cornerstone member (1980s -) of the Florida Bibliophile Society, and his public lectures with generous table displays of selected rarities were well attended. To date, his considerable library is in the hands of his immediate family (serious interested buyers may contact Maureen E. Mulvihill <mulvihill11@verizon.net> for contact details, if and when they become available). The Walker archive of Sherlockiana should be of interest to Baker Street Irregulars (UK and stateside) and to specialist booksellers and collectors. With affection, we remember Arthur Walker, his dedication and his contribution.

 

Maureen E. Mulvihill, Collector & Guest Writer, Rare Book Hub.