May 15, 2021
"It is with a heavy heart"
worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle enthusiasts have
lost a giant. Jon Lellenberg, invested in the Baker Street
Irregulars as "Rodger Prescott of Evil Memory" in 1974, passed away
on April 24, 2021 after a short illness.
contribution to our hobby was almost too immense for words. He was
a confidant and representative of the Conan Doyle Estate for many
years, extending back to a close relationship with Dame Jean Conan
Doyle. As an author and editor, he contributed to a number of books
on Conan Doyle's life, including A Life in Letters and Dangerous
Work, both co-edited with Dan Stashower, BSI
knowledge of early Irregularity and the times in which those
Irregulars lived and worked was unrivaled, which made him the
perfect person to tackle the BSI Archival History Series. During
that time, he was known as the Thucydides of the Baker Street
four appearances on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, Jon gave us so
much material with which to work, so we pulled some clips from
previous episodes to pepper our memories of him. If you have
memories, please share them in a comment below and see the links
for more information.
Plus, we have an announcement about a very rare piece of
Sherlockian/Irregular history related to Jon Lellenberg that is
available for auction.
The Canonical Couplet quiz winner
this time will win a copy of Jon Lellenberg's The Quest for Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle: Thirteen Biographers in Search of a
Life. Answers are due by May 29, 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
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