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The Naval Treaty

The Naval Treaty (dated to 1888 or 1889) is one of 11 Sherlock Holmes short stories in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in The Strand Magazine in two parts in October and November 1893. Watson is contacted by an old school friend Percy Phelps who has achieved a promising position in the Foreign Office only to see all his hopes dashed when a secret treaty he is copying is stolen from his desk. Suspicion falls on the wife of the commissionaire but Holmes establishes that the real culprit is a member of Phelps’ own family at Woking.