“Aboriginals”

“Aboriginals”: The Earliest Baker Street Irregulars, 1934-1940. By Harrison Hunt and Linda Hunt. When Christopher Morley founded the Baker Street Irregulars in 1934, he brought along many distinguished friends and colleagues into the fold. This book presents capsule biographies and photographs of the earliest, "aboriginal," Irregulars, -- many of them remarkably accomplished individuals -- including … Continue reading “Aboriginals”

Summer 2019 BSJ

The Summer 2019 BSJ cover

The Summer 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Another Sherlockian Myth Debunked: Time to Turn the Page(t)? by Ira B. Matetsky. Regularly Overlooked: An Appreciation of Holmes’s Irregulars by Emily Miranker. Underappreciated Yet Essential by Andrew G. Fusco. From Florida to Appomattox by Robert S. Katz. When Watson Learned the Trick: … Continue reading Summer 2019 BSJ

Building an Archive: 2019 Conference

Registration and reservations are now open for the BSI's conference to be held Friday November 8, 2019 through Sunday November 10, 2019 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. "Building an Archive: A Celebration of the Arrival of the BSI Archive at the Lilly Library" will feature more than 20 leading Sherlockian collectors, librarians, booksellers, authors … Continue reading Building an Archive: 2019 Conference

Winter 2018 BSJ

The Winter 2018 BSJ cover

The Winter 2018 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. The Origins of Sherlock Holmes: Crime Fiction before Conan Doyle by Leslie S. Klinger. Follow the Money: How Mycroft Became the British Government by Ann Margaret Lewis. The Forgotten Man: Henry Littlejohn and Sherlock Holmes by Daniel Smith. Nearly an Intimate Encounter: Conan … Continue reading Winter 2018 BSJ

BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual cover

The Exhibitionists:  Sherlock Holmes in London 1951 and New York 1952. By Mattias Boström and Nicholas Utechin. In a time of austerity and rationing after WWII, the 1951 Festival of Britain celebrated the best of Britain. And what better figurehead, then, than Sherlock Holmes. The extraordinarily successful exhibition ran from May until September 1951 and … Continue reading BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual

2018 Morley-Montgomery Award

Leslie S. Klinger

The winner of the 2018 Morley-Montgomery Award is Leslie S. Klinger. His paper, “The Origins of Sherlock Holmes: Crime Fiction before Conan Doyle,” appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of the Baker Street Journal. The Morley-Montgomery Award is given each year for the best article to appear in The Baker Street Journal, and comes with … Continue reading 2018 Morley-Montgomery Award