Irregular Records of the Early ‘Forties.
Edited by Jon L. Lellenberg.
The third volume of the BSI archival-history series opens with the January 1941 BSI Dinner and continues through early March 1944. Edgar W. Smith became the driving force behind the BSI, and Vincent Starrett wrote his immortal sonnet “221B.” This volume includes Smith’s notices, minutes, and memoranda for the BSI as well as Irregular correspondence and other reports.
It also provides a profile of Edgar W. Smith, an account of The Pamphlet House and early BSI publications, and a report on the birth of the Hounds of the Baskerville (sic).
312 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″ paperback, 1991.
With photos and drawings
Irregular Records of the Early ‘Forties
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Table of Contents for Irregular Records
Introduction: Sons of the Baker Street Boys
1941: “Entertainment and Fantasy“
The Murray Hill Hotel
Baker Street Industrialist
by Peter B. Spivak
1942: “A War – A Beastly War!“
The Hounds of Chicago
by John Nieminkski
The Pamphlet House
by Glen Miranker
1943: “May the Day be Speeded!“
The Scribner’s Catalogue
1944 To the Eve of the Trilogy Dinner
BSI Dinner details and photos (BSI Trust website)
Other BSI History & Biography books
About the Series
The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, publishes a BSI History & Biography series about the organization and its members.
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