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Fall 2015 Newsletter Fall 2015 Newsletter

The Fall 2015 newsletter includes these articles: BSI Trust Launches Five-Year Fundraising Campaign by Richard Olken, BSI. A Moveable ...

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The 1977 BSI Dinner The 1977 BSI Dinner

Attendees at the celebration of Sherlock Holmes’s 123rd birthday enjoyed not only “the excellent roast-beef dinner,” but, even more impor...

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The 1976 BSI Dinner The 1976 BSI Dinner

More than 150 revelers gathered at the Regency to celebrate the 122nd anniversary of Sherlock Holmes’s birth, taxing “the walls of our me...

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Glen Miranker Interview: Oral History Project Glen Miranker Interview: Oral History Project

While an undergraduate at Yale College, Glen Miranker (The Origin of Tree Worship, 1991) assisted Dr. David Musto in reviving the Bull Pu...

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The 1975 BSI Dinner The 1975 BSI Dinner

The cocktail hour that introduced Sherlock Holmes’s 121st birthday festivities featured as esteemed guests actors John Wood and Mel Marti...

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The 1974 BSI Dinner The 1974 BSI Dinner

Sherlock Holmes’s 120th birthday was celebrated by 124 Irregulars and guests with “even more than the usual conviviality.” All Irregular ...

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The 1973 BSI Dinner The 1973 BSI Dinner

The Baker Street Irregulars celebrated the 119th birthday of Sherlock Holmes at The Regency Hotel.  The Commissionaire, Julian Wolff, int...

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The 1972 BSI Dinner The 1972 BSI Dinner

Sherlock Holmes’s 118th birthday was celebrated by “a record attendance of 130” at the Regency Hotel. All Irregular rites were observed. ...

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Peter Blau Interview: Oral History Project Peter Blau Interview: Oral History Project

Peter E. Blau (Black Peter, 1959) found the world of Sherlockians as a teenager, thanks to Ben Abramson, who wrote "I publish a maga...

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The 1971 BSI Dinner The 1971 BSI Dinner

“100 thirsty enthusiasts,” in Commissionaire Julian Wolff’s inimitable words, commemorated Sherlock Holmes’s 118th birthday at the Player...

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 The 1970 BSI Dinner The 1970 BSI Dinner

The celebrations of Sherlock Holmes’s 116th birthday were held this year at the Players Club,  “the club of many present-day and old-time...

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The 1969 BSI Dinner The 1969 BSI Dinner

Sherlock Holmes’s 115th birthday was “an even greater success than usual,” so Julian Wolff’s Commissionaire’s Report reads. All Canonical...

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The 1968 BSI Dinner The 1968 BSI Dinner

Sherlock Holmes’s 114th birthday is possibly best known for an historic event that happened outside of the Dinner.  During the cocktail h...

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The 1967 BSI Dinner The 1967 BSI Dinner

An unfortunate milestone marked Sherlock Holmes’s 113th birthday: Rex Stout, the long-time master of ceremonies, was unable to be present...

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The 1966 BSI Dinner The 1966 BSI Dinner

Sherlock Holmes’s 112th Birthday celebration took place against the backdrop of a New York transit strike. But, Sherlockians are undaunte...

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The 1965 BSI Dinner The 1965 BSI Dinner

Julian Wolff’s summary of the 111th Birthday Dinner records that “once more the attendance record was broken; 89 of the faithful were pre...

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The 1964 BSI Dinner The 1964 BSI Dinner

A record 84 attendees gathered to commemorate Sherlock Holmes’s 110th Birthday.  After Lisa McGaw had been toasted as “ The Woman,” Rex ...

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The 1963 BSI Dinner The 1963 BSI Dinner

Seventy two guests attended the festivities commemorating Sherlock Holmes’s 109th Birthday, under Rex Stout’s direction. Irregular tradit...

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The 1962 BSI Dinner The 1962 BSI Dinner

Sixty eight BSI and guests attended the festivities commemorating Sherlock Holmes’s 108th Birthday. The cocktail hour was enlivened by Wi...

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The 1961 BSI Dinner The 1961 BSI Dinner

Seventy one Irregulars celebrated Sherlock Holmes’ 107th Birthday, under the oversight of Rex Stout. The first two toasts were offered to...

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