Plans for the 2021 BSI Weekend

BSI Weekend

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Baker Street Irregulars will conduct its 2021 January events virtually. A technology Planning Group was convened several months ago, and is busily working to adjust the BSI Dinner’s traditional program to a virtual format. Updated: See our 2021 BSI Weekend Registration page for event details The Baker Street Irregulars … Continue reading Plans for the 2021 BSI Weekend

Commissionaire

Commissionaire: Julian Wolff book cover

Commissionaire: Julian Wolff and His Baker Street Irregulars. By Sonia Fetherston, BSI. Without Julian Wolff's involvement, The Baker Street Irregulars might no longer exist. Due to his leadership as the BSI's Commissionaire from the 1960s to the 1980s, the organization grew and prospered. Dr. Wolff was an enigmatic man—reticent and affable, kind and determined, quiet … Continue reading Commissionaire

2019 Morley-Montgomery Award

Ira B. Matetsky

The winner of the 2019 Morley-Montgomery Award is Ira B. Matetsky. His paper, “Another Sherlockian Myth Debunked: Time to Turn the Page(t)?,” appeared in the Summer 2019 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 a generous cash … Continue reading 2019 Morley-Montgomery Award

Save the Dates: Our 2021 Conference

The BSI 2022 Conference

The BSI conference “Sherlock Holmes and the British Empire” that was planned for June 2021 has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 virus, and will now take place in 2022. For details, see our Save the Dates: Our 2022 Conference web page. Learn More More BSI Event News & Publications Upcoming BSI Events (overview) FAQ … Continue reading Save the Dates: Our 2021 Conference

Winter 2019 BSJ

The Winter 2019 BSJ cover

The Winter 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Vincent Starrett by Leslie S. Klinger. Reconsidering Canonical Characters by David L. Leal. Sherlock Holmes vs. Hitler: A True Story by Chris Chan. Art in the Blood by Scott Bond. The Commonplace Book. Baker Street Inventory. The Sherlockian Societies. … Continue reading Winter 2019 BSJ

The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

Celebrating the 166th birthday of Sherlock Holmes, the 2020 BSI Weekend took place in New York City with events from January 15-19, including the BSI Dinner on Friday January 17. After 23 years leading the Baker Street Irregulars, Mike Whelan handed over a ceremonial gavel to Michael Kean who is now the new "Wiggins" of … Continue reading The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual cover

Baring-Gould of Baker Street: The Life and Footprints of William S. Baring-Gould. By Julie McKuras, Timothy J. Johnson, Richard J. Sveum, and Gary Thaden. This year’s Annual presents the man behind The Annotated Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street. Baring-Gould, a promotions director for Time-Life publications, also wrote a biography of Nero Wolfe, … Continue reading BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual

The Worst Man in London (“Charles Augustus Milverton”)

The Worst Man in London dustjacket cover

The Worst Man in London. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “Charles Augustus Milverton” by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary. Edited, with an Introduction, by Daniel Stashower, BSI and Constantine Rossakis, MD, BSI. Scandal, blackmail, robbery, and murder are the hallmarks of this thrilling Canonical tale. Surprises abound, both in the actual … Continue reading The Worst Man in London (“Charles Augustus Milverton”)