Donald’s detective puzzle

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

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

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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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SCUDDER, Horace

A History of the United States of America, etc

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: New Y   (Accession num: 3321098)

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Nansen, Fridtjof

[Farthest North. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship “Fram,” 1893-96, and of a fifteen months' sleig

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2603735)

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GASCOYNE, Somers

Recollections of Richmond, its institutions and their development. [With illustrations.]

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Richm   (Accession num: 1372406)

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Motley, John Lot

The Student's Motley. The Rise of the Dutch Republic ... Condensed, with introduction and notes and an historical sketch

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2566792)

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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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CONANT, Thomas.

Upper Canada Sketches ... With illustrations, portraits and map

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Toron   (Accession num: 759962)

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