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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.

They offer the following description for the podcast: Author and historian James Delbourgo discusses his new book Collecting the World, which explores the life of the 18th-century natural historian Hans Sloane whose collections went on to form the basis of the British Museum in London.

You can listen to the 43 minute episode by clicking HERE. It is an interesting way to learn about the man who inspired Nathan Garrideb.

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