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NEWS ABOUT THE MYSTERY OF THE BRASS PLATES,


AND MORE AT THE GAS-BAG, PLUS SOMETHING NEW AT REVIEWS.


(AND NEW LINKS OF THE WEEK TOO.)



 

THE BAKER STREET        IRREGULARS:

Founded in New York in 1934 by the writer and critic Christopher Morley and others devoted to A. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, for more than seventy-five years the BSI has (to quote its founder) “perpetuated the myth that Sherlock Holmes is not a myth.” Since 1989, the Archival Histories have re-corded the speakeasy origins, eccentric creation, and well-watered activities of the sodality (“even whisky and sodality”) taking its name from the London street urchins who were Holmes’s secret eyes and ears in late-Victorian England. This website examines the seven volumes and shorter works of the series, and more.    

The drawing above by Frederic Dorr Steele,

America’s foremost illustrator of the Sherlock Holmes stories working in the first part of the twentieth century, and showing here Holmes extracting documents from his own personal archives at 221b Baker Street, has served as the BSI Archival Histories’ colophon since the inception of the series in 1989. The proud owner of the original is Jerry Margolin (“Hilton Cubitt,” BSI), to whom all thanks.


For more about the BSI Archival Histories, read “History Detective!”



Other Archival History Departments:


“Disputation, Confrontation, and Dialectical Hullabaloo!” here

    Something new re: Ronald Knox, Fact or Fiction?

                plus: Who was Frank Sidgwick, and what did he write in 1902?


                And what about that Double Crown Club in the 1920s and ‘30s?



Reviews here

    Three brief reviews by myself of recent new works.



The Editor’s Gas-Bag  here


           The Saturday Review of Literature is back, AND PEOPLE ARE RAVING!

       

Ask Thucydides!

    Got a question about this website? or BSI history in general?

        Send it to AskThucydides@gmail.com, and read the answer here                 

                                                 


What else is new?      


               New Links of the Week, posted May 23rd.

                                   

            

      



Jon Lellenberg

“Rodger Prescott of evil memory,” BSI

jon.lellenberg@gmail.com