Spring 2019 BSJ

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The Spring 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles:

The Editor’s Gas-Lamp.

Freddy the Porcine Holmes
by Dan Andriacco.

“All those branches of science”: Holmes and Archaeology at the British Museum
by Dana Cameron.

The Convict Selden Seen: How Did the Notting Hill Murderer Escape Dartmoor Prison and Flee to Safety?
by Carla Coupe.

You Have Been on eBay, I Perceive: The Psychopathology of Sherlockian Hoarding
by Monica M. Schmidt.

“An A.D.P. briar-root pipe”
by Dino Argyropoulos.

The Da Tective Code
by Paul Thomas Miller.

Sign of the Times
by Paul Singleton.

The Footprints of a Gigantic Hound
by Ken Ludwig.

Art in the Blood
by Scott Bond.

The Commonplace Book.

Baker Street Inventory.

The 2019 BSI Weekend in Brief.

Letters to Baker Street.

“Stand with me here upon the terrace . . .”


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The Editor’s Gas-Lamp

by Steven Rothman, Editor

Steven Rothman, Editor, The Baker Street Journal

Though we all think of the world of Baker Street as unchanging, deep down we know it isn’t true. Over the thirty years that the Canon unfolded, many changes came for Holmes and Watson. Watson moved out; Watson moved back; queens went and kings came; pageboys arrived; telephones were installed; and motorcars were driven.

Changes come for the Sherlockian world as well as the world of Sherlock Holmes. So it was that Michael Whelan, Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars, announced at the conclusion of the January Annual Dinner that he would be stepping down at the 2020 Dinner. His successor, Michael Kean, takes the title of Commissionaire for this interim year. We welcome Kean as the sixth leader of the Irregulars and know the transition will be a smooth one.

This past year the Baker Street Irregulars Archive moved from Harvard’s Houghton Library to the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington. This transfer promotes a synergistic cooperation with other mystery and detective collections at the Lilly.

Lastly, here at the Baker Street Journal, we have moved almost all our reportage of the 2019 Birthday Weekend from our pages to our website. We thereby both expand our coverage for those who want detail and devote more pages of the Journal to writing about the Writings. Change can be fun; check out the website.

The Editor’s Gas-Lamp, Spring 2019, Vol. 69, No. 1.

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