Welcome to Mr Peter Crupe, JHWS “Simon” and BSI “The Noble Bachelor,” our Last Charter Member

The Society welcomes Peter Crupe, JHWS “Simon” and BSI “The Noble Bachelor” as the final Charter Member to the Society. All future new members will be Loyal Members.

Mr Crupe resides in Brooklyn, New York and is a distinguished member of many, many Sherlockian scions and groups, including:


» The Baker Street Irregulars (The Noble Bachelor)
» The Mini-Tonga Scion Society
» The Priory Scholars of New York
» The Sons of the Copper Beeches
» The Three Garridebs
» Mrs. Hudson’s Cliffdwellers of New Jersey
» Watson’s Tin Dispatchers
» The Long Island Cave Dwellers
» The Montague Street Lodgers of Brooklyn (co-Founder)
» The Speckled Band of Boston
» The Epilogues of Sherlock Holmes
» The Red Circle of Washington, D.C.
» The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
» The Bootmakers of Toronto
» The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis
» The 140 Varieties of Tobacco Ash (The Perpetual Cigar)
» The American Firm
» The Fortescue Scholarship Program (B.S.S. & A.M.S.)
» The Friends of Irene Adler (A Frenchman or a Russian)
» The Canonical Capricorns
» The Turf Builders of Baker Street (co-Founder)
» The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (The Noble Bachelor)
» The Hudson Valley Sciontists

We extend a warm welcome to Peter with our traditional new member greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive”




The Society Welcomes Seven New Charter Members and Announces Historic Membership Changes

The Society is pleased to welcome seven new Charter Members.

Greg Darak “Dexter”

Welcome to Mr Greg Darak, JHWS “Dexter” and BSI “The Engineer’s Thumb,” member of The Speckled Band of Boston. He joins us from Trumbull, Connecticut.

Ann Gavaghan “Cherie”

Welcome to Ms Ann Gavaghan, JHWS “Cherie” who joins us from her home in London. Ann writes:

“Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I am a fairly new Sherlockian – I’ve been an avid reader of the stories for years, but only recently have made the plunge into the world of the scions, following relocation from the United States to London. In addition to my membership in the John H Watson Society, I am also a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.”

Michael Jordan “Lowell”

Welcome to Mr Michael r Jordan, JHWS “Lowell” who joins us from American Canyon, California. “Lowell” is a member of the Napa Valley Napoleons of S.H.

Elizabeth Kerr “Gigi”

Welcome to Ms Elizabeth Kerr, JHWS “Gigi” who joins from her home in American Canyon, California. “Gigi” is also a member of the Napa Valley Napoleons of S.H.

Scott Monty “Woolley”

Welcome to Mr Scott Monty, JHWS “Woolley” and BSI “Corporal Henry Wood.” “Woolley” is the co-host of the vastly popular Internet source “I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.” He lives in Canton, Michigan.

Burt Wolder “Taylor”

Welcome to Mr Burt Wolder, JHWS “Taylor” and BSI “Third Pillar From the Left,” SHSL, member of The Sons of the Copper Beeches and Master-Copper-Beech Smith. Also, member of The Speckled Band of Boston and The Cornish Horrors. “Taylor” is also co-host of  “I hear of Sherlock Everywhere.” He lives in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Jeff Quest “Galahad”

Welcome to Mr Jeff Quest, JHWS “Galahad” who joins the Society from Berwyn, Illinois.



A warm welcome to all of our new Charter Members is extended by the Society in its entirety. We look forward to the participation by these Watsonian and Sherlockian enthusiasts and to their contributions to The Watsonian.

We extend to each of them our traditional Welcome: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”


New Membership Changes


With our newest members, the Society’s  Founding and Charter Members total 134 members. It is likely that the Founding and Charter Member period will end on December 31, 2013 with 135 total members. After this date, all new members will be known as Loyal Members. As Charter and Founding Members become Retired or Emeritus, their bull-pup monikers will be re-assigned to new Loyal Members based on seniority of membership date. Thus, the Founding Members will always number twelve and the Charter Members will always number one hundred twenty-three, for a total of one hundred and thirty-five “Monikered Members.” Loyal Members and Student Members will be unlimited.

Founding and Charter “Monikered” Members are encouraged to retain their Founding and Charter Certificates with their bestowed Moniker as these will become future historic artifacts of the Society’s early history.

And so, on to 2014 and the future of The John H Watson Society.  With all good wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, we remain,

Faithfully yours . . .


Welcome to S E Dahlinger, JHWS “Flush” to the Society

The Society is honoured to welcome S E Dahlinger, JHWS “Flush” as a Charter Member.

S.E. Dahlinger is the editorial manager of Havas Metro Life, a division of Havas Worldwide,  a global advertising agency.

She is an invested member of The Baker Street Irregulars and The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes; a Master Bootmaker of The Bootmakers of Toronto; and an honorary member of The Sherlock Holmes  Klubben i Danmark.

Susan started writing for The Baker Street Journal in 1968. For Calabash Press, she edited Violets & Vitriol; for Wessex Press (with Leslie S. Klinger) Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle & The BOOKMAN. Her current project is a book about William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes during the years he played in it, a subject on which she has lectured widely and for which she won the Morley Montgomery Award. For her work on the manuscript of “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot, ” Susan won The  Bootmakers’ True Davidson Award.

SED’s interests include 19th century opera and theatre, philology, books about books, and collecting art of the Modern Hudson River School.  

Please extend a warm welcome with our traditional greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”




The Society Welcomes Sherlockian Scholar Dr Stefano Guerra, Co-Founder of Uno Studio in Holmes (Italy)

The Society extends a warm welcome to the Co-Founder of Italy’s Uno Studio in Holmes and accomplished Holmesian scholar, Dr Stefano Guerra, JHWS “Lucas,” BSI “Count Negretto Silvius.”

Dr Guerra’s C.V. is as follows:

Stefano Guerra, BSI, “Count Negretto Silvius,” M. D., Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalist, Teacher and School Director. Founder, with C. E. Casini, of Italian Sherlock Holmes Society, Uno Studio in Holmes, in 1986. Organiser of many conferences in Italy, where he presented several reports. Past-President of Uno Studio in Holmes Society. Since 2009, Director of Strand Magazine, official magazine of the Association.

Books (Italian):

Il fantasma di Sherlock Holmes, atti del convegno per il centenario (Editor)- Ed. Uno Studio in Holmes 1987

I diciassette scalini – Enciclopedia di Sherlock Holmes (with E. Solito, BSI) Ed. Il Torchio, 1998

Il diciottesimo scalino – Enciclopedia di Sherlock Holmes – II ed. revised and enlarged (with E. Solito) Ed. Delos Book, 2004

Articles (English):

Between Antigone and Creon: Holmes, Law and Justice in Italy and Sherlock Holmes by Enrico Solito, BSI, and Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, (Editors) The Baker Street Irregulars International Stories, 2010

Children and Sherlock Holmes in Italy and Sherlock Holmes by Enrico Solito, BSI, and Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, (Editors) The Baker Street Irregulars International Stories, 2010

The Wax Vesta in the Mud Mistery: Holmes’ Mistakes in Italy and Sherlock Holmes by Enrico Solito, BSI, and Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, (Editors) The Baker Street Irregulars International Stories, 2010

In 2102 he published in Italian and in English the article entitled “A spasso per Roma con Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” in bilingual book “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Viaggio in Italia – Italian Journey” edited by USIH, published by Bobi Bazlen Ed. in Rome. (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Venice, 2012, “Sherlock & Shylock, the Sleuths of Venice”.)

Articles (Italian):

Sherlock Holmes e la psicoanalisi – ovvero “L’avventura del clavicembalista inibito”, in Sherlock Holmes – Indagine su un mito centenario by F. Giovannini e M. Zatterin – Dedalo Ed. 1987

Holmes e Freud, due metodi a confronto The Strand Magazine n. 3 Winter 1997 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Prato, 1996)

I cani nel Canone The Strand Magazine New series n. 0 Vol. III January 1998 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Rome, 1997)

I bambini e Sherlock Holmes: l’infanzia a Baker Street The Strand Magazine N.s. n. 2 September 1999 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Rome, 1998, during the event “Giallo Estate” promoted by Roman Municipality)

Il mistero del fiammifero nel fango – ovvero Gli errori di Sherlock Holmes (Report at Annual General Meeting of USIH “A week later” – Milano- Firenze/Sesto Fiorentino – September 2000- Published in Meeting acts)

Il Mastino dei Baskerville (with Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, and Enrico Solito) The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 9 June 2002

In July 2002 he joins The First National Meeting on Popular Literature: “Il caso Sherlock Holmes” promoted by Roseto degli Abruzzi Municipality (TE), with a report entitled “Sherlock Holmes e il caso del Dottor Shepherd”

Tra Antigone e Creonte: Sherlock Holmes, la legge e la giustizia The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 13 June 2004 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Naples, 2004)

In November 2004 he joins the Symposium “Gli endocrinologi incontrano gli altri specialisti”, at 4th AME Italian Meeting “Update in Clinical Endocrinology” – Roma – Accademia Lancisiana – Ospedale S. Spirito, with a report entitled “Il metodo scientifico in Medicina: arte e investigazione”, published in The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 14 December 2004

Altri tempi, ovvero L’ultimo dei Baskerville The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 15 June 2005

Il metodo holmesiano e le filosofie orientali The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 15 June 2005 (Report presented at meeting “Sherlock Holmes tra Oriente e Occidente”, organized by Pesaro Studi, Lingue e Civiltà Orientali, Urbino University “Carlo Bo”).

A spasso per Roma, ieri e oggi, in compagnia di ACD The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 16 December 2005 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Milan, 2005)

Vent’anni dopo, ovvero L’avventura di USIH The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 18 bis December 2007 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Florence, 2007)

“Una volta eliminato l’impossibile…” Un’ipotesi sui cinque semi d’arancia The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 20 July 2009 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Rome, 2008, “Il significato dell’insignificante. Sherlock Holmes a Villa Mirafiori”, organized with the collaboration of Rome University La Sapienza)

Preface to “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette e Arthur Conan Doyle, (Italian translation by A. Gebbia and M. Meloni) Studies in Scarlet n. 5 – Ed. Uno Studio in Holmes 2010

Abduzione o deduzione? Qualche punto fermo per una questione irrisolta The Strand Magazine N.s. nn. 23-24 – September 2011 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in L’Aquila VIII Investigation Day, “Indagine/indagini. Sherlock Holmes a l’Aquila”, 2009, organized with the collaboration of L’Aquila University)

Sherlock Holmes in mezzo a noi: un esercizio di stile o un’attualizzazione riuscita? The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 25 July 2012 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Rome, 2008, “Sherlock Holmes: attualità del mito”, organized with the collaboration of Rome University La Sapienza)

Sherlock Holmes e la prestidigitazione The Strand Magazine N. s. n. 26 December 2012 (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Urbino, 2011 “Eliminare l’impossibile? Il metodo investigativo tra scienza e magia”, organized with the collaboration of International Studies Department)

In 2102 he published in Italian and in English the article entitled “A spasso per Roma con Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” in bilingual book “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Viaggio in Italia – Italian Journey” edited by USIH, published by Bobi Bazlen Ed. in Rome. (Report presented in Annual General Meeting of USIH, in Venice, 2012, “Sherlock & Shylock, the Sleuths of Venice”.)

Please join in welcoming Dr Guerra with the Society’s greeting to new members:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

The Society Welcomes a Sherlockian Scholar to Membership: Prof Alessandra Calanchi, JHWS “Bianca”

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The University of Urbino, founded 1505
The Society is delighted to welcome Professor Alessandra Calanchi “Bianca” to membership. Prof. Calanchi is renowned scholar of the Sacred Canon with numerous books, academic papers, articles, and appearances related to her Sherlockian and Watsonian research. She is a member of Uno Studio in Holmes and is a professor of Anglo-American literature at Urbino University in Italy.

Please welcome Alessandra with the Society’s greeting to new members:  “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Her partial C.V. follows:

Alessandra  Calanchi is assistant professor of Anglo-American Language and Literature at the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”. She has published books in English and Anglo-American Literatures and Comparative Studies, such as Vicini lontani. Solitudine e comunicazione nel romanzo americano (1990), Quattro studi in rosso. Lo spazio privato maschile nella narrativa vittoriana (1997), and Dismissing the Body. Strange Cases of Fictional Invisibility (1999). She has dealt with such issues as identity, body representations, masculinity, her major interests lying in the relations between literature and cinema and in Jewish-American fiction. Among her essays in this latter field, see “The Victim : la memoria come detection” (Il recupero del testo , eds. Fink-Morisco, 1988), “Millions of Leaves. Metafore della memoria nel romanzo di Saul Bellow More Die of Heartbreak” (Memoria e tradizione nella cultura ebraico-americana, eds. Fink-Morisco, 1990), “Uncomfortable Connections: Zipping/Unzipping Identity” (Intertextual Identity. Reflections on Jewish-American Artists, eds. La Polla-Morisco, 1997), and “The Dangling Jewish American Identity and the Canon in Saul Bellow’s Earlier Novels” (Merope, Pescara, anno XI, n.31, 2000, pp.69-93). Recently she has edited American Sherlockitis. Ovvero, come Sherlock Holmes conquistò il Nuovo Mondo (Milano 2005). She is a contributor to Cinemasessanta.

Books

1997 Quattro studi in rosso. Lo spazio privato maschile nella narrativa
vittoriana
, Cesena, Il Ponte Vecchio, 1997 (monography)

2001 Arthur Conan Doyle, 221B Baker Street. Sei ritratti di  Sherlock  Holmes, (bilingual), Venezia, Marsilio  (transl. & ed.)

2003 Arthur Conan Doyle, La maledizione dei Baskerville, annotated edition ed. by Philip Weller, Milano, Hobby & Work (transl.) Now being republished in montlhly instalments by the SherlockMagazine (2013-2014).

2005 Sherlock Holmes in America: “American Sherlockitis”, ovvero come Sherlock Holmes conquistò il Nuovo Mondo, “Sherlock Magazine”, no. 5, Delos Books, November  (ed.).

2007 I mille e uno Sherlock Holmes, “Linguae &”, special issue, I mille e uno Sherlock Holmes/The Thousand and One Sherlock Holmes no. 2 (co-ed. with G. Ovarelli).

2008 J. M. Gregson, Sherlock Holmes e il mistero del golf club, “Sherlock Magazine”, October (transl.).

2013 P. Growick, Sherlock Holmes e il diario segreto del dottor Watson, Delos Books, Milan (transl.).

Essays and articles

“Rovinare le sacre simbiosi: Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, e Sherlock Holmes”, Poetiche, 4-5, December 1996, Mucchi, Modena, pp.145-55.

” ‘Others will follow’: lo strano caso di Jekyll, Hyde e Sherlock Holmes”, RSV (Rivista di Studi Vittoriani), 5, III, Pescara, January 1998, pp.133-43.

“Da St.Petersburg a Salt Lake City: scenari d’America in The Dynamiter, A Study in Scarlet e The Valley of Fear“, in R.Baccolini, C.Comellini e V.Fortunati (eds), Culture di lingua inglese a confronto, Bologna, CLUEB, 1998, pp.67-76.

“L’Avventura dell’Enciclopedia”, an afterward to: S.Guerra ed E.Solito, I diciassette scalini. Enciclopedia di Sherlock Holmes,  Roma, Edizioni Il Torchio, 1998,
pp.143-45.

(Book review) I casi proibiti di Sherlock Holmes (by Enrico Solito), Delitti di Carta, Bologna, CLUEB, April  1999, pp.135-36.

“Un’americana alla corte di Sherlock”, in Leggere Donna, n.s., 85, March-April 2000, pp.31-32.

(Book review) “L’avventura della Lasiocampa quercus, ovvero, recensione in forma di apocrifo di Come fu ucciso Umberto Eco  di G.Celli”, in The Strand Magazine (“Uno Studio in Holmes”), II n.s., September 2000, pp.2-4.

“La moglie di Sherlock Holmes e altri paradossi: lo strano caso della riscrittura di genere”, in Le riscritture del postmoderno. Percorsi angloamericani, eds O.De Zordo and F.Fantaccini, Bari, Palomar, 2002, pp.313-333.

“L’unica professione per un gentiluomo? Lo Sherlock Holmes fin de siècle da Baker Street all’America di frontiera”, in Maschilità decadenti. La lunga fin de siècle, eds M. Pustianaz and L. Villa, Bergamo UP, Edizioni Sestante, 2004, pp. 239-253.

Chiamatemi Watson. Nuove frontiere degli ‘apocrifi’ angloamericani”, in “Linguae &”, I mille e uno Sherlock Holmes/The Thousand and One Sherlck Holmes, eds. A.Calanchi & G. Ovarelli, no. 2, 2007, pp. 93-106.

“ ‘Reasoning from an armchair’: A Study on Sherlock Holmes’s Homely Masculinity”, in RSV (Rivista di Studi Vittoriani), n. 24-25, anno XII-XIII, 2007/2008, pp. 7-33.

“Notes on the Italian Sherlockscape”, in Italy & Sherlock Holmes, eds. Enrico Solito and Gianluca Salvatori, The Baker Street Irregulars International series, The Baker Street Irregulars, New York, 2010, pp. 7-18.

“Mr  Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson: interfacing science and fiction in the ‘Sacred Canon’”, in The Case and the Canon. Anomalies, discontinuities, metaphors between science and literatureeds A.Calanchi, G.Castellani, G.Morisco, G.Turchetti, Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht  V & R Unipress,  Goettingen 2011, pp. 137-144.

“Dal Sacro Canone al Grande Gioco: per una teoria degli apocrifi”, in Fictions. Studi sulla narratività, ed. by Maurizio Ascari & Francesca Saggini, Fabrizio Serra editore, Pisa – Roma, X, 2011, pp. 120 (pp. 83-92).

Welcome to Seven New Charter Members

The Society warmly welcomes six new Charter Members:Patricia Caouette, JHWS “Rip” of Winooski, Vermont

We hope to learn more of Patricia’s Sherlockian and Watsonian background and will post the information when it is received. Until then, please welcome Patricia with the Society’s greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Francis Perry, JHWS “Roger” of Reading, Berkshire, UK.
We welcome Francis and hope to learn more of his Holmesian background. Please extend a warm welcome with our traditional greeting:
“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Scott William Schulz, JHWS “Philo” of Garner, North Carolina

Scott Writes:  “I have been a fan of Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson for many years, but I have never really participated in the fandom beyond being a member for many years of The Hounds of the Internet (must be 10+ years now) and the
WelcomeHolmes email groups.  But even on those I am merely an avid
reader.

To date, my singular contribution to the advancement of the tradition of the Canon has been though my incessant championing of both Holmes and Watson to any who happen to wander past my office and who either express an interest of any of the items on the wall or shelf of said office, or who happen to linger too long near one of those items. Oh, and I did bring my wife to the light that is the Jeremy Brett rendition of Holmes (she would fix bags of popcorn and a fresh pot of coffee at 11 PM every Saturday evening for us to enjoy while watching that week’s episode while they were being rerun here on PBS).

We invite Scott’s participation and look forward to his contributions to the Society. Please welcome him with the traditional greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Wayne Weatherwax, JHWS “Regis” of Westfield, Massachusetts.

We welcome Wayne and hope to post his biographical information when received. Until then, we extend our greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Ellen Reeher, JHWS “Gilda” of St Paul, Minnesota

Ellen writes:  “I found out about the society just this morning from the dulcet tones of Scott Monty over at the “I hear of Sherlock Everywhere” podcast and came right over to subscribe.

Unlikely though it may be here in the wilds of Minnesota, I’ll look forward to someday hearing the society greeting.”

And so, we extend that greeting of welcome to Ellen:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Sharon Conroy, JHWS “Maggie” of Williamston, Michigan

James Conroy, JHWS “Schnapps” of Williamston, Michigan

The Conroys are members of the Greek Interpreters of East Lansing. We are delighted to welcome them to membership and look forward to their contributions to the Society’s activities.  Please extend a warm greeting:

You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to David Parker, JHWS “Nigel” to Charter Membership

The Society is most pleased to have David R. Parker, JHWS “Nigel” as a Charter Member. David resides in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He has a most interesting website :  www.johnhwatsonmd.com where he acts as Dr Watson’s literary agent, writing regular insights and features about the good Doctor and posting frequent Twitter “telegrams” concerning Watson and Holmesian events and topics.

Please visit his website and exptend a warm welcome to the Society with our greeting to new members: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Michael Seward, JD, JHWS “Ritchie,” SHSL

We welcome to Charter membership Mr Michael Seward “Ritchie” of Berwick, Pennsylvania. Michael is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the White Rose Irregulars.

We look forward to Michael’s participation and contributions to the Society’s activities and journal.  Please extend welcome with our new member greeting:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Stephen Boothe, JHWS “Roscoe”

A warm welcome is extended to Stephen Boothe, JHWS “Roscoe” and member of the Hounds of the Internet and An Irish Secret Society at Buffalo.  Stephen lives in Silver Creek, New York and has also introduced his daughter, Hannah, to the Society. We greatly enjoy having this new student member and her father as new members.

Stephen writes:

“I’ve always associated my love of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with family. As a youth in the 1980’s, I was introduced to Sherlock Holmes through the Ian Richardson Holmes portrayals in movies of that era. This started me on my Sherlockian path. One of the fondest memories of my entire life was my Dad calling around to local bookstores to find me a volume of Sherlock Holmes for my very own. Receiving some good advice from a bookseller, he put in a special order and purchased me a copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes.

Years later, I now have the opportunity to pass along my fascination with Holmes and Watson to my children. Several years ago, I had the pleasure of introducing my eldest daughter, Hannah, to the canon.  More recently, I have happily exposed her to the new Sherlockian renaissance through the BBC Sherlock series. Seeing elements of the original canon stories re-interpreted to current times has hooked her on that series and, more importantly, on those original stories themselves. I’m proud that she wishes to be part of this worthwhile Society and will be joining with me as a charter member.

I am a member of An Irish Secret Society at Buffalo and the Hounds of the Internet (The Nonconformist Clergyman). I also enjoy taking part in Sherlockian social media including Twitter and the Sherlock Holmes community on Google+.”

Please welcome Stephen with the Society’s traditional greeting, now extended to 114 Founding and Charter Members:  “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Hannah Boothe, Charter Member (student) JHWS “Penny”

As always, we are particularly delighted to welcome a student member to the Society. Hannah Boothe, JHWS “Penny” lives in Silver Creek, New York. She writes:

“I live in Silver Creek, New York, and attend Silver  Creek High School. I was first introduced to Sherlock Holmes when my dad suggested I read the stories a few years ago. He also recently introduced me to BBC’s Sherlock. I am very interested in Watson’s relationship with Holmes, as Holmes is so secluded, yet allows Watson into his life fairly quickly. I feel that being a member of this society will help me to further discover what is so special about their relationship.”

We extend to Hannah a warm welcome and invite her to participate in the Society activities and to consider articles for the journal, The Watsonian. We also would like to encourage Hannah to consider creating a Consulting Room branch of the Society at her high school. The Society will help her with that and offer support to that endeavor if desired.

Please extend a warm welcome with our greeting:  “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Ashley Mayo, JHWS “Argos” is our Newest Charter Member, U.K.

The Society welcomes Ashley Mayo, JHWS “Argos,” and Sherlock Holmes Society of London where he is on the Council of SHSL. Ashley lives in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

Last year Ashley played Dr Watson on the SHSL’s pilgrimage to Switzerland and he became quite fond of the good Doctor.

Please welcome Ashley with our new member greeting: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Karen Ellery, JHWS “Sherry”

The Society welcomes Karen Ellery “Sherry” of Minneapolis to Charter Membership.  A very active and creative Watsonian and Sherlockian, Karen describes her many interests:

I am a member of: The Norwegian Explorers; The Red-Throated League; and The Consorts of the Kings of Scandinavia.  Founding Member and “Stage Manager” of The St. John’s Wood Accomplices.  Online member of WelcomeHolmes and HOUNDS of the Internet (“Maud Bellamy”). Owner and Editor of 221T Press; editor and co-translator of the first Klingon edition of “The Adventure of the Blue
Carbuncle.”  Co-creator of the Loving Cup Teas© line of Sherlockian teas. First recipient of the Norwegian Explorers’ Sigerson Award for Poetry. Actor, lyricist, tea-lover, staunch Watsonian.

Please join in welcoming Karen with our new member greeting: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Stanley Wyllie, JHWS “Hunter” to Charter Membership

We welcome a new member: Mr Stanley Wyllie, JWS “Hunter” from Riverside, Ohio near Dayton. We suspect he is a member of the Agra Treasurers, but will await receipt of his Sherlockian biography for additional information. We look forward to Stanley’s contributions and invite him to participate in the Society’s activities.

Please welcome Stanley with our traditional greeting to new members: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

A Warm Welcome to Alice and Donald Schueler as Charter Members

The Society welcomes long-time Napa Valley Napoleons of SH members Alice and Donald Schueler, “Goldie” and “Ascoyne” respectively, as Charter Members of the Society. The Schuelers live in Napa, California where they have been professional numismatists and philatelists for many years.

Please join in welcoming them with the Society’s greeting: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

Welcome to Walter Colby, JHWS “Sammy”

Mr Walter Colby has become our 106th Charter Member and the Society extends a warm welcome to Walter who resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Walter writes:”My recent Sherlockian life began in 2007 when Tom Brydges introduced me to his scion society The Sherlock Holmes Club of the Upper Valley in Hanover NH.  I subsequently also joined the Baker Street Breakfast Club of Bennington VT for which I’m now acting as webmaster.  I also contribute articles to our newsletter, Groans, Cries, and Bleatings, and have a regular column, Sherlock Holmes Online, in which I write about websites of interest.

I attended with great pleasure the June 2010 Bennington conference Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His Worlds. While visiting Montreal in 2011 I was made very welcome by members of The Bimetallic Question. The 2013 Baker Street Irregulars & Friends Weekend in New York City was my first and I plan to appear again in 2014.  I have been an appreciative guest at several events of The Speckled Band. Very recently I journeyed to Connecticut and attended a dinner meeting of The Men of the Tor, whom I promptly joined.

I enjoy the writings about the writings, researching aspects of life in the time of Holmes, touring Holmesian sites in London, investigating obscure references in the canon, starting my day with Hounds-L, finding pastiches as well executed as the Solar Pons stories of August Derleth, and all the social aspects of being a Sherlockian.”

Please extend our traditional greeting to Mr Colby: “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”

We Welcome Marcy Mahle, JHWS “Nelle” to Charter Membership

The Society is pleased to welcome Marcy Mahle, JHWS “Nelle” to membership. Ms Mahle lives in Centerville, Ohio.

Marcy writes:

“For many years, I have been a member of the Agra Treasurers, a Dayton Sherlock Holmes group. I have served the group in many different ways. My first introduction to Holmes was as a wee little child. I am now teaching my dear little six pack (very tiny grandchildren) all about Holmes.

All members of my family, on my mother’s side, live in North Wales, Great Britain and yes I have been there many times to visit. On each visit, it is a must that I spend time in London. When not reading, I love to make cloth dolls and their clothing. I have a very large library of books on Holmes and first edition mysteries. I look forward to learning many new things about both Holmes and Watson.”

Please extend a warm welcome to Marcy with our Society greeting:  “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”