The Watsonian: Inaugural Issue Arrives


The Watsonian is Here!
We are comfortable with saying the journal has arrived in our member’s mailboxes. If you have not received your issue, give it a few more days and then let Buttons know it has not been received.We are pleased that we have had no known glitches. Our printer, G&H Soho, in Elmwood Park, New Jersey has done a superb job of printing, binding and mailing and has our thanks for working with us on this first issue to get everything right. And, the Society was well within its production and postage budget for the first journal. Visit their website: .

The Society hopes you enjoy the journal and all of the excellent articles it contains from our very talented members. We have already received many kind comments from members and, if you have good things to say, or wish to comment in a constructive manner, please contact our Editor and Publisher, Dr Joanne Yates, via email at and let her know of your enjoyment, or leave a Comment here. If you wish your letter to be published in Letters to the Editor of the next journal, please indicate at the top of your email or letter: “For Letters to the Editor.” Joanne put hundreds of hours into this issue and has given us all the great benefit of her gigantic talents as an editor and a designer.

The next issue is 15 April 2014 and the deadline for articles, papers, and miscellanea is 15 February 2014. We encourage all of our members to submit selections for the journal. We will all be richer for your talents and interests. One does not have to be an experienced, published writer to submit. Some of our finest articles are from first-time writers. After all, we all share our love of Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Canon. That is the only requirement for interesting writing. Give it a try. You may just open and discover a whole new world within yourself.

3 Replies to “The Watsonian: Inaugural Issue Arrives”

  1. 11/03/2013 6:27pm
    My compliments to journal editor! (And many thanks to all who contributed and worked on it!) I’m about 1/2 through the text, and I am finding it to be entertaining and enlightening. Also kudos for the design: it it easy to hold, thumb, and read. As I am reading on the plane, I appreciate the ease of use. Margie “GWEN”

  2. 11/03/2013 7:51pm
    I’ve read a couple of articles so far. I like to take my time and savor each. Every piece has been entertaining, informative, and of the highest quality. I will add it is an honor to be included in this first issue. Dr. Joanne Yates was a pleasure to work with and the finished product looks great! Her hard work has paid off. This issue (as well as future editions) will proudly stand on my bookshelf alongside the BSJ and the SHJ. I will refer to it time and again. The Watsonian will no doubt become an invaluable research source for Sherlockians of this and future generations. Long live The Watsonian!

  3. Thank you, readers and writers of this first issue, for you kind words. I found the articles for our inaugural issues truly remarkable on many levels. One was the warmth of regard for Dr. Watson; another was the curiosity and mindful research that gave readers deeper insights into historical matters relating to the stories; and it cannot be denied that the imagination of our authors have brought new life and breadth to The Canon and its two principle figures. It was a pleasure working with you all. Most humbly, I remain your “Sandy.”

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