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Our Chief Constable: ​Lorraine REIBERT,

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Our Chancellor of the Exchequer: Ann SIEFKER,

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Our Hapless Webmaster: Martin ARBAGI,

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(Please note that all easily visible wire addresses on this site have been deliberately disabled to cut down on spam from ’bots that prowl the Internet. The phrase “(at)” has been substituted for the @ symbol. To wire us, you must type our respective addresses by hand. )

Links of Interest This the central Web site for Holmesians or, as Americans prefer to call themselves, Sherlockians. It contains a truly enormous number of resources, including links to the texts of the original cases. ( These vary in typographical quality.) Other sections include “Fans, Societies, and Events,” “England [and] the Victorian Era,” “Holmes, Watson, and Their World,” “Merchandise,” and “Arthur Conan Doyle.” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a late Victorian and Edwardian author who is now remembered mainly as Dr. John Watsons Literary Agent. No doubt Watson went to Doyle, because Doyle was a fellow medical doctor and already a moderately successful author when Watson began publishing. Though immensely popular in his own day, Doyle is now largely forgotten except for his short science-ction novel, The Lost World, which has been made into a movie on a number of occasions.) For educators and their students, also has sections on “Teaching Sherlock Holmes,” and “Writing a Term Paper.” A newsletter for Holmesians published by our good friends in Cincinnati, Carolyn and Joel Senter. Alas! The fair city of Dayton is rapidly becoming a mere northern suburb of that ancient and majestic river metropolis. A free subscription to the E-Times is a must for up-to-date Sherlock Holmes fans. “Abbey Pen Baker” is the pseudonym of a local (suburban Yellow Springs) author of Holmesian pastiches and other works. You can find her real name by visiting her Web site. “Abbey” is also an editor and writing coach, and teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at downtown Dayton’s Sinclair College. The Beacon Society is a scion* society of The Baker Street Irregulars, (known as the BSI) an organization of American Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934. (Scroll further down this page to learn more about the BSI.) The Irregulars meet every January in New York City for a weekend of celebration and study. The Beacon Society serves as a link to other scion societies, providing teachers with local resources to bring the magic of Sherlock Holmes to life in the classroom. The Society has distributed thousands of dollars through its Jan Stauber Grants program.


ATTENTA!  After an exhaustive investigation, we have now reëstablished contact with the Web site listed below.

______________________________________________________________ All Holmesians know of Dr. Watsons “battered tin despatch [British spelling] box,” containing records of so many unpublished Holmes cases. This site, bringing Watsonliteral object into the twenty-rst century by transforming it into a virtual  Web site, is truly an “Amazon” bookstore for Holmesians. It contains literally hundreds of pastiches, triing monographs, out-of-print rarities, etc., relating to Sherlock Holmes. It also has sections on such authors as August Derleth, Michael Harrison, and Vincent Starrettfamous Holmesians all. (Derleth was also an expert on Howard Phillips Lovecraft.) My favorite section (other than that devoted to Holmes) is the one on Stephen Leacock, a famous Canadian humorist, now, like Arthur Conan Doyle, largelybut unfairlyforgotten. “A Scintillation of Scions” is a major Holmes conference held annually in Baltimore, with a Web site far more sophisticated than our humble effort. The last Scintillation was held in June 2017. As of late November 2017, we are awaiting the announcement of the 2018 date. The Baker Street Irregulars, usually abbreviated as BSI, is one of the oldest Sherlockian societies in the United States, and counts such notables as Christopher Morley (author of the best-seller, Kitty Foyle, later made into a motion picture starring Ginger Rogers) and Edgar Smith among its founders. (The Five Orange Pips of Westchester County [NY] claims to be a bit older.) It is (or should be) the ambition of every Holmesian club in the ’States to be recognized as a BSI scion society.* See the “About Us” tab for a reproduction of THE AGRA TREASURERS’ letter of recognition as a scion. Click on the link at the beginning of this paragraph to go to BSI’s Web site, which you may find cryptic.
*  SCION: descendant, child; especially :  a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential family [or organization!]