“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”

Prince of the Realm

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Prince of the Realm: The Most Irregular James Bliss Austin. by Sonia Fetherston, BSI. Bliss Austin, “The Engineer’s Thumb,” was a member of the very first class of “Investitured” Irregulars in 1944. He assembled what was then the finest collection of rare Sherlockiana, then gave it all away. And he is acknowledged as an early … Continue reading Prince of the Realm

BSJ 2011 Christmas Annual

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First Lady by Mary Ann Bradley. Lenore Glen Offord was the first woman to be invested in the Baker Street Irregulars. She wrote mystery novels and for more than thirty years was the mystery book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. A true Sherlockian, she contributed to the Baker Street Journal from its first year … Continue reading BSJ 2011 Christmas Annual

To Keep the Memory Green

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To Keep the Memory Green: Reflections on the Life of Richard Lancelyn Green (1953–2004). Edited by Steven Rothman & Nicholas Utechin. The Baker Street Irregulars and The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, under the imprint of The Quartering Press, are pleased to announce their first joint publication: To Keep the Memory Green, a collection of … Continue reading To Keep the Memory Green

Irregular Crises of the Late ‘Forties

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Irregular Crises of the Late 'Forties. Edited by Jon L. Lellenberg. Part of the BSI archival-history series, Irregular Crises covers Summer 1947 to December 1950 and reveals the BSI's narrow escape from extinction as the Original Series BSJ failed, the venerable Murray Hill Hotel where it had met since 1940 was torn down, and the … Continue reading Irregular Crises of the Late ‘Forties

BSJ 1998 Christmas Annual

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"Entertainment and Fantasy": The 1940 BSI Dinner. By Jon L. Lellenberg, BSI. Of all the BSI Dinners, the one held on January 30, 1940 could well be the most significant. Partly a publication party for Vincent Starrett’s 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes, it helped to revive the BSI after a four year hiatus. It was … Continue reading BSJ 1998 Christmas Annual

Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties

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Irregular Proceedings of the Mid 'Forties. Edited by Jon L. Lellenberg. Part of the BSI archival-history series, Irregular Proceedings begins in Autumn 1943 and covers the period from the Trilogy Dinner in March 1944 to Christopher Morley's declaration in June 1947 that there would be no more BSI annual dinners. It includes the explosion of … Continue reading Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties