In "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Henry Baskervilles who was the heir to the property of the Baskervilles family after the death of Sir Charles Baskerville received a note after he arrived in London.
The note was meant to warn him against proceeding to the moor as it would pose a serious risk to him. To create the note, words had been cut from the center page of The Times.
Sherlock Holmes was able to identify the newspaper from the quality of the paper and the type of print used. He had, over the course of his career as a detective, done a lot of work in this field and could easily identify the newspaper.
Source: Doyle, Arthur Conan. "Sir Henry Baskerville." The Hound of Baskervilles. London: Penguin Classics, 2001. 31-42.