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“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

Save the Dates: Our 2020 Conference

The BSI 2020 Conference

The BSI conference “Sherlock Holmes and the British Empire” that was originally planned for July 2020 has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 virus, and will now take place in 2021. For details, see our Save the Dates: Our 2021 Conference web page. Learn More More BSI Event News & Publications Upcoming BSI Events (overview) … Continue reading Save the Dates: Our 2020 Conference

The 2019 BSI Weekend Report

Michael Whelan and Michael Kean at the 2019 BSI Dinner

Celebrating the 165th birthday of Sherlock Holmes, the 2019 BSI Weekend took place in New York City with events from January 9-13, including the BSI Dinner on Friday January 11. Of special note was Mike Whelan's announcement that Michael Kean would be the next leader of the Baker Street Irregulars. He will officially become the … Continue reading The 2019 BSI Weekend Report

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