The Sherlock Holmes Society of London


The Sign of the Four

On the 30th August the Sherlock Holmes Society of London will host a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel, as a tribute to the shrewd judgement of an American publisher and the momentous part it played in the careers of two great writers - Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Exactly 125 years earlier, Joseph Marshall Stoddart of Philadelphia invited both authors to dinner at the Langham.


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Sherlock Holmes Society of London Events

19 09 2014 Dartmoor 2014 - SOLD OUT
10 10 2014 Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture - Holmes and Chemistry
30 10 2014 Film Evening
17 01 2015 Annual Dinner
18 01 2015 Morning After

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Members receive the Sherlock Holmes Journal, which is published twice a year and contains a wide range of articles, reviews, criticism and news of the Society's activities. In addition, Full members receive all the notices of Society meetings and other activities, and have the right to attend and participate at these meetings.

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The District Messenger

The District Messenger
The Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London

District messenger as Adobe PDF No. 345 :: 24 August 2014

The Journal of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London

The Sherlock Holmes Journal is published twice a year.

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Sherlock Holmes Radio Shows

The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner While rewriting Conan Doyle's script, the American actor William Gillette famously asked, "May I marry Holmes?" The author replied, "You may marry or murder, or do what you like with him!" The resulting play was first staged in 1899 and has lasted for more than a century. Gillette himself recorded an abridged version in 1935, for the Lux Radio Theater. Three years later Orson Welles adapted the play as an hour-long drama for the Mercury Theater on the Air, in which he took the leading role, giving a remarkable impersonation of Gillette.

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Ladies cotton handkerchiefs embroidered with the Society logo.

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