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The Baltimore Sun Publishes The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

The Baltimore Sun Publishes The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …”

– The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR)

When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom. The North American Newspaper Alliance would offer the stories to its member newspapers a few months later for publication.

Two years ago, we shared images of when the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin published The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. We have recently been able to obtain scans of some of the additional newpapers that also published The Three Garridebs as well and will be sharing them in several upcoming posts.

Today, we are sharing a scan of The Baltimore Sun of Sunday, March 22, 1925.  You can view a scan of the entire page by clicking HERE. As was the case with post of the newspaper versions of this story, they only used one of Frederic Dorr Steele’s drawing, using when John Garrideb visited Holmes and Watson at thier quarters in Baker Street.

Hans Sloane and the British Museum – HistoryExtra Podcast Episode

Hans Sloane and the British Museum – HistoryExtra Podcast Episode

” I shall be the Hans Sloane of my age.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Back in June, we reported on the release of a new biography of Hans Sloane by James Delbourgo. A few weeks later, the website Historyextra released a podcast where Delbourgo was interviewed and questioned on his new work, Collecting the World.… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Retired Colourman

Data! Data! Data! – The Retired Colourman

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Retired Colourman

The 17 Steps: The Retired Colourman

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Retired Colourman (RETI) AND NOW, THE END IS NEAR . . . Sherlock Holmes begins this last tale with a sad soliloquy: “But is not all life pathetic and futile? Is not his story a microcosm of the whole? We reach. We grasp.… Continue Reading

1925 Newspaper Advertisements for The Three Garridebs

1925 Newspaper Advertisements for The Three Garridebs

“… an interesting story to tell …” – The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (VEIL) In 1925, Arthur Conan Doyle published the stories that would make up the Case-Book and arrangements were made to syndicate these stories to U. S. newspapers. Above we have an adverstisement from the March 1, 1925 issue of The Shreveport Times of… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic… Continue Reading