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The 1950 BSI Dinner The 1950 BSI Dinner

The 96th anniversary of the Master’s birth opened with the “traditional preliminary” of oysters, ...

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Starrett letter to Smith 1937 re: his absence Starrett letter to Smith 1937 re: his absence

Edgar W. Smith, having read Vincent Starrett's book The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes , wrote ...

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The 1949 BSI Dinner The 1949 BSI Dinner

The 95th anniversary of the Master’s birth was greeted with a resumption of Baker Street Irregula...

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The 1948 BSI Dinner The 1948 BSI Dinner

The 94th anniversary of the Master’s birth was marked by the convocation of a Select Committee in...

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The 1947 BSI Dinner The 1947 BSI Dinner

Seventy members and guests, including delegations from Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Detroit, Ph...

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The 1946 BSI Dinner The 1946 BSI Dinner

In 1946, the BSI Dinner witnessed the notable acceptance of membership in the Society, honoris ca...

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The 1945 BSI Dinner The 1945 BSI Dinner

In 1945, the BSI began to grow in size.  Forty nine people attended the Dinner, including bookman...

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The 1944 BSI Dinner The 1944 BSI Dinner

The BSI gathered again in 1944, and investitures were awarded for the first time.  Thirty-eight...

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The 1943 BSI Dinner The 1943 BSI Dinner

Against the backdrop of World War II, the BSI met again in 1943.  Forty one people attended, in...

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The 1942 BSI Dinner The 1942 BSI Dinner

Edgar W. Smith made sure that the BSI Dinner became an annual event.  Forty one people attended, ...

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The 1941 BSI Dinner The 1941 BSI Dinner

Having taken over the position of Secretary to the BSI, Edgar W. Smith made sure that the BSI...

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The 1940 BSI Dinner The 1940 BSI Dinner

After a four year hiatus, the BSI met, again, in 1940.  During the hiatus, Edgar W. Smith (a Ge...

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The 1936 BSI Dinner The 1936 BSI Dinner

The 1936 BSI Dinner is considered the second BSI Annual Dinner. We know that it occurred, and w...

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