"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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"a case of ancient coins" [3GAR] 

Dr. Watson was once on the receiving end of a rebuke by Baron Adelbert Gruner in "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client," Gruner upbraided Watson (who was incognito as Dr. Hill Barton, avid collector of Chinese pottery). When he admitted that he had not read Gruner's definitive book on the subject, he hid behind his profession:

“I am a very busy man. I am a doctor in practice.”
“That is no answer. If a man has a hobby he follows it up, whatever his other pursuits may be.

Well, Greg Ruby has certainly found time for his passion. Greg founded the group The Fourth Garrideb, a Sherlockian society made up of those interested in coin collecting. He also developed a website to accompany it, with plenty of information for those so inclined.

 

We cover Greg's early interested in Holmes and coins, and then take the time to explore some of the mentions of coinage in the Sherlock Holmes stories. There's much to cover, so gather up your loose change and sit close to the electronic Victrola... 

 

We end with a very special Editor's Gas-Lamp: Christopher Morley's own poem "The Sun's Over the Forearm," which inspired the medal for the Three Hours for Lunch Club.

 

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1:32 Cha-CHING! Welcome

2:34 Burt's grandmother was very generous

4:23 What to do with your spare change

6:52 Wessex Press

8:07 The Breakfast of Ex-Champions

9:04 Welcome Greg Ruby

11:45 Don't take any Buffalo nickels

13:15 The joy of meeting coin collectors

18:23 Greg's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes was kismet

21:07 Significant coins in the Sherlock Holmes stories

27:00 Inconsistencies in coinage in the Canon

29:02 The Gibraltar set from Pobjoy Mint

33:25 The story behind the Three Hours for Lunch Club medal

38:10 The origin of The Fourth Garrideb

45:15 Chocolate Sherlock Holmes coins

49:25 A future for Sherlockian challenge coins?

53:15 Our own coin collecting pasts

55:42 The Baker Street Journal

57:32 Gas-Lamp

1:00:23 Your import/export assignment

 

 

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