"in and among the trenches" [SIGN] 

 

In the previous episode, we talked with Ross Davies about supporting the fighting men of World War I. Now we look at one man in particular and his service during the Great War: Sherlock Holmes. 

 

We of course know all about Holmes's long game, leading up to the capture of Baron Von Bork in "His Last Bow." But there's so much more information regarding his whereabouts, the doings of the government, the international forces at play, and even wine that deserves a deeper look. 

 

Hence, the Baker Street Irregulars took the opportunity to do just that in Trenches: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes with the manuscript to "His Last Bow," edited by Bob Katz and Andy Solberg. They join us for a fifth time to talk about their work. The reason this one is so different from other versions is that the manuscript to "His Last Bow" is incomplete, and the owner of the manuscript wished to remain — and still remains — completely anonymous. 

 

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"one of those boxes" [REDH] 

At the start of the First World War, there was a mass outpouring of sympathy and charity for the men fighting for Britain. The Royal family were not immune to this and in October 1914, the young Princess Mary, inspired by her visits to hospitals for injured soldiers, wanted to show her support. So she publicly announced her intentions to provide a gift for ‘every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front’. Such decorative boxes were fine for enlisted men, but what about the spies? They couldn't be seen with readily identifiable hardware.

Ross Davies, BSI ("The Temple") joined us to talk about just what these boxes were and how they may have included an item or two related to Sherlock Holmes. But digging a little deeper, he discovered the possibility that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and publisher George H. Doran may have been collaborating to provide propaganda to the troops. 

 
This, as well as the next major BSI Excursion, our couplet competition, and more await in the latest episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

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4:15 Hello and greetings, time-travelers
8:35 Wessex Press
11:55 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes
16:55 WWI and soldiers keepsakes
20:00 What might have been done for British spies
27:55 The curious case of the absent copyright
31:55 George Doran and Wellington House
37:15 Conference 2020
41:54 The Dayton Conference
65:35 Discovering the Sherlockian world
1:09:38 The BSI Press
1:11:14 Get in touch - and win!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03am EST

"the faded script" [HOUN] 

We've all had experience listening to Sherlock Holmes audio programs. Right? RIGHT??

 

And just as we have favorite screen adaptations, we also have our special audio heroes as well. Rathbone and Bruce, Gielgud and Richardson, Shelley and Hobbes, Merrison and Williams... they all bring to mind a feeling of nostalgia for the stories.

 

But there are many original episodes that have gone missing. And our guest, Ian Dickerson, has managed to track down some of the original scripts of the Rathbone/Bruce radio series that were lost to the ages. Between the Edith Meiser era and the Anthony Boucher / Dennis Green era, there was another writer — one known more for his stories about Simon Templar than anything else. And Ian managed to unearth them and put together a fine book on the topic.

 

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"that glamour of mystery and of experience" [VALL] 

Generations of Sherlockians are the beneficiaries of the poems penned by Helene Yuhasova. Yet this enigmatic individual has remained something of a legendary, even ethereal presence in the history of the Baker Street Irregulars.

 

Who was Helene Yuhas(ova)? And were the poems, later ascribed to Edgar W. Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars, actually written by her? Whatever became of this this prolific poetess laureate, this Founding Mother?

 

Sonia Fetherston, BSI ("The Solitary Cyclist") and Julie McKuras, BSI ("The Duchess of Devonshire") edited the 2017 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual, "A Woman of Mystery": Helene Yuhasova, Poetess Laureate of the Baker Street Irregulars and they joined us to give us a sense of the mighty detective work that went in to tracking down the full story of a woman who left the Sherlockian movement some 70 years ago, leaving a long but thin shadow.

 

For our Gas-Lamp this time around, Julie and Sonia treat us to some of Helene Yuhasova's Sherlockian poetry: "Sonnet: Mary Morstan to Dr. Watson" and "Ballade of the Bright Stair-Rods."

 

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Notes

3:32 Summing up our 24 episodes of the year (plus 52 from Trifles)

7:31 Wessex Press

9:06 Working out the pronunciation of "Helene Yuhasova" and her Sherlockian origins

15:14 What we know about Helene's early life, and how Julie and Sonia uncovered facts (including the common surname)

23:46 Conflicting opinions, unfair criticism

32:50 The Baker Street Journal

34:22 Sonnet: "John H. Watson to Sherlock Holmes"

35:31 Yuhas's ubiquitous job reference

37:55 Yuhasova and Smith: A Case of Identity

41:42 The curious meeting between Russell Merritt and Edgar Smith

46:18 Leaving the Sherlockian world behind

50:50 On the connection with Ben Weingart

59:22 Any big surprises?

1:02:40 One final question

1:07:48 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:11:36 Sherlock Holmes Brand

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am EST

"Beacons of the future!" [NAVA] 

Sherlock Holmes appreciated education. He admired the "[c]apsules with hundreds of bright little seeds in each" as he and Watson passed by the board-schools on the way out to Briarbrae in "The Naval Treaty." And he famously said, "Education never ends. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last," in "The Red Circle."

 

So it is entirely appropriate the The Beacon Society, the Sherlockian group that recognizes and supports exemplary efforts of bringing Sherlock Holmes to children, would create a new branch especially for children. It is the Junior Sherlockian Society, and it is headed up by Shannon Carlisle, a previous winner of the Beacon Award.

 

Through her efforts with her own classes of fourth graders, Shannon has ingeniously introduced them to Sherlock Holmes, and now it is codified so that children across the world can take part in Junior Sherlockian Training. She joined us to tell us all about the program was developed and how kids can get involved.

 

Is your child, grandchild, or student even remotely interested in Sherlock Holmes? Or maybe they're struggling with reading or some other skill. Then the Junior Sherlockian Society is just what they need. The game's afoot!

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1:50 Proper attire is required for this episode
7:30 A visit to the Ancient, Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex
9:30 Introducing Shannon Carlisle
15:25 Adaptations for younger readers
16:24 Avoiding blood, guts and weaponry
19:05 The Beacon Society
21:55 Beacon Award Winner 2014
23:35 It's always 1895 in this classroom
34:10 The Junior Sherlockian Society
41:20 The Society online
47:15 A word from the Baker Street Journal
50:05 An important message from John Rabe 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

"the Colonel possessed a varied collection" [CROO] 

There are certain hallmarks of good collectors that make them stand out. One is that they enjoy the hunt as much as they enjoy the treasure. Another is that they enjoy sharing their plunder with others who appreciate the significance of such items. 

 

It's no mistake that we're using terms piratical to describe the Dan Posnansky, BSI ("Colonel Hayter") approach to collecting. For his collection includes the largest number of assembled pirated editions of the Sherlock Holmes stories in the world. But it also includes much more than that. And now it's up for auction. 

 

We invited Glen Miranker, BSI ("The Origin of Tree Worship") back to talk with us, as his friendship with Dan goes back 40 years, and his own collecting abilities grew under Dan's guidance. Join us on this journey as we explore what makes a collector like Dan tick, and what are some of the gems of this once-in-a-generation auction of Sherlockian and Doylean material. 

 

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4:50 A word from the Ancient, Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex 
6:20 Introducing Glen Miranker 
10:00 The lure of "pirated" editions 
15:23 Posnansky collection overview 
20:00 A unique collector 
22:00 The breadth and volume of the collection 
29:15 Collecting secrets 
36:50 Among the treasures: Bell's Chronology 
45:20 The joy of sharing 
47:38 How Glen met Dan 
57:43 The Baker Street Journal
59:28 The latest Sherlock Holmes Brand Product 
1:01:13 The Editor's Gas-Lamp: Tom Francis's essay on Dan 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EST

"full of spirits and energy" [GLOR] 

Bonnie MacBird returns to the show, this time to regale us with her own adventures that came with writing Unquiet Spirits, her latest Sherlock Holmes novel from HarperCollins. 

 

The book is a sequel to the popular Art in the Blood, and follows Sherlock Holmes's adventures in England, Scotland and France in the months following The Hound of the Baskervilles. In preparing for this work, Bonnie did some traveling of her own and manages to weave her own tale of intrigue around whisky experts, old distilleries, the inspiration for Hogwarts and much more. 

 

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1:32 Our spirits will not be quieted

4:13 Getting prematurely delighted

5:34 Welcome to Bonnie MacBird

8:12 Inspiration for Unquiet Spirits

10:52 The wine calamity of 1889

15:31 Researching whisky is hard

22:28 Sherlock Holmes's school

28:26 Surprises along the way

33:46 Looking at Holmes's past

40:21 Creating situations in which Holmes's powers are conveyed

42:21 A strong female character

44:41 Watson was discrete, despite being a promoter of Holmes

50:26 Don't forget the annotations

54:38 Why the magic happens

57:15 A couple of items in the news lately

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01am EST

"Fixing the Nets" [HOUN] 

When Chris Redmond decided to give up Sherlockian.net after 22 years, there was great uncertainty about its future. Would it be abandoned, archived, deleted or sustained? And who would handle any of the monumental work of modernizing the site that had its humble beginnings in 1994?

 

Enter Liza Potts, an associate professor at Michigan State University. Potts runs the WIDE Research Center (Writing, Information and Design Experience) there and just so happened to like Sherlock Holmes. But she had no idea what was in store for her.

 

With a handful of students and a select advisory board of Sherlockians, Prof. Potts set out to wrangle some 3,000 links and hundreds of pages, giving them the modern treatment. But as with all technical projects, there are human elements and stories galore that make this a fascinating adventure.

 

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Notes

1:48 We lied and call upon the ghost of Dudley Moore for help

5:44 An update from Episode 130

7:00 A Philadelphia story

11:45 Wessex Press

16:54 Welcome Liza Potts

17:29 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes - via Jeremy Brett

24:37 Study abroad program 

30:04 Taking on Sherlockian.net

43:15 Participatory culture

54:38 The site logo

1:02:51 What's next?

1:11:44 Wow!

1:13:38 The Baker Street Journal

1:15:19 All we ask is this one thing

1:17:35 Extra

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST

"a gang in Chicago" [DANC] 

 

The 75th anniversary of a Sherlockian organization is a fine time to reflect on its history. So we did just that with Don Terras, BSI ("The Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant") from his unique perch near an actual lighthouse.

 

The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) has its roots in Chicago, thanks to one of the "Holy Three" of early Sherlockian giants, Vincent Starrett. There are about a score of other groups in and around Chicagoland, and Don takes us on a brief tour of them, as well as the storied history of the Hounds.

 

If you're interested in how a Sherlockian group manages to celebrate the past while simultaneously planning for the future, and about some greats in Sherlockian lore, tune in to hear Don's storytelling.

 

That, plus a very special and hilarious Sherlock Holmes Brand spot.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

"he soon acquired a great popularity" [VALL] 

Peggy Perdue, BSI ("Violet Westbury") has held the enviable position of librarian in charge of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Reference Library for over a decade. In that role, she's seen remarkable developments and has made some intriguing acquisitions.

 

She has ascended to a new role, but before doing so, she oversaw the development and launch of the new Pop Sherlock exhibit. As IHOSE is dedicated to the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and popular culture, we're very interested in this topic. 

 

We discuss exactly what got Peggy to her role, what her favorite item is, and what she has learned about Arthur Conan Doyle over the last 12 years.

 

Our Editor's Gas-Lamp in this episode are a few paragraphs taken from Arthur Conan Doyle's own Through the Magic Door.

 

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1:33 Pa-POW!

3:16 While we have your attention

5:30 Thank yous

7:54 Wessex Press

9:50 Welcome Peggy Perdue

12:27 Setting her sights on the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

16:28 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes

19:53 Enter the Toronto Bootmakers

23:33 A question about 12 years in the same job

27:41 The Pop Sherlock exhibit at the Toronto Public Library

31:07 Sherlock Holmes and Advertising

34:16 Potty humor

39:19 Sherlock Holmes in comic books

41:57 Film artifacts—including a script for "Sherlock Holmes in Canada"

43:21 Interactive components of the exhibit

48:00 Reflecting on the Reichenbach Irregulars' trip to Meirengen and Florence

53:24 Who will Peggy hire for the ACD Collection job?

58:33 The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

59:53 The Baker Street Journal

1:01:24 Canada and Sherlock Holmes

1:02:28 Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:06:46 Final thoughts

 

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