Chris Music’s New Book

FROM THE LOWER VAULT Edited by Chris Music

Now Available @ $25.00 Postage Paid
FROM THE LOWER VAULT: Treasures from the Archives of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit; Edited by Christopher Music, JHWS “Russell,” BSI.

FROM THE LOWER VAULT is an archival history of one of the Baker Street Irregular’s oldest scion societies—The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit. With the encouragement of Vincent Starrett, the AMS was founded in 1946 by fellow newspaperman Russell McLauchlin of the Detroit News—and is still active and thriving today—nearly 70 years later.

The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit is very fortunate to have in its possession a rich archive of documents dating back to the 1940s—letters, scholarly papers, magazine and newspaper articles, dinner programs, photographs, and much more, and FROM THE LOWER VAULT highlights many of the most important items found in that archive.

FROM THE LOWER VAULT brings to light for the first time in decades the earliest documents from the club’s founding and early history. Contained are writings from Sherlockian giants like Russell McLauchlin, Bill Rabe, Robert G. Harris, Vincent Starrett, Edgar W. Smith & many others. It is also a look back to bygone era—a Golden Age in Detroit history—when fellow Sherlockians used typewriters, sent telegrams, handwrote letters, and met in long forgotten clubs in order to
discuss the most important issues of the day—Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson.

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