I recently started rereading the Sherlock Holmes stories, and this inspired me to also reread Dex’s terrific article on Holmes. In rereading the article, I noticed something that seemed at odds with the editor’s introduction to my copy of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
My Oxford University Press “World’s Classics” edition of Memoirs says on page xiv:
It seems to me that Dex must have mis-read his source, and Doyle was actually paid 1000 pounds for the entire series of twelve stories which began with “Silver Blaze.”
Check it out if you can Dex, and let me commend you again on your great article.