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Can you help us solve The Case Of The Mystery Objects? The dastardly Moriarty has left behind these objects, but we don't know why. Can you use the information on this page to find an interesting fact or link about one of the things in the images below?

You may need to hunt around for some relevant facts - try searching books or the internet. Then report back to Headquarters by filling in the form below. If you succeed, you'll get 250 merit points towards a promotion for your hard work!

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SCHOENER, Reinho

Rome ... Condensed and edited by Mrs. A. Bell ... With 290 illustrations, etc

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 3291324)

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TAYLOR, Charles

Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Phila   (Accession num: 3587119)

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GNAPHEUS, Guliel

J. Palsgravii ... Ecphrasis Anglica in Comœdiam Acolasti. The Comedye of Acolastus translated into oure englysshe tongue

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1540  Place: London   (Accession num: 1442148)

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MARINELLI, Giova

La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrati

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Milan   (Accession num: 2383118)

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BADDELEY, John J

A Guide to the Guildhall of the City of London. Together with a short account of its historic associations, and the muni

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2217274)

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WRIGHT, John Liv

Mr. Eagle's U.S.A. As seen in a buggy ride of 1400 miles from Illinois to Boston

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Hartf   (Accession num: 3983651)

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MELVILLE, George

The Works of G. J. Whyte-Melville. Edited by Sir H. Maxwell. [With illustrations by J. B. Partridge, Hugh Thomson, and o

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2454853)

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[Our own country. Descriptive, historical, pictorial.]

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2732648)

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