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From Watson’s Tin Box: The Creeping Man

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Creeping Man

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.”

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Professor Presbury and a furry friend ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box

Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few select items from their tin evidence box for The Creeping Man with us here at The Fourth Garrideb. These evidence boxes were originally created by the late Paul Churchill, BSI, one of the founders of Watson’s Tin Box and contains both genuine artifacts and genuine faux reproductions that he (and others) created. These items create a great deal of discussion at their monthly meetings and we hope it will do the same here. Enjoy!

Dog tag of Roy, Presbury's faithful wolf-hound ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
Dog tag of Roy, Presbury’s faithful wolf-hound ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
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“He told me that certain letters might come to him from London which would be marked by a cross under the stamp.’ ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
"The Professor brought back a little wooden box from his travels." ~ WTB CREE EVidence Box
“The Professor brought back a little wooden box from his travels.” ~ WTB CREE EVidence Box
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“Upon his watch-chain.” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
"... an empty phial, another nearly full ..." ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
“… an empty phial, another nearly full …” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
"... a hypodermic syringe ..." ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
“… a hypodermic syringe …” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
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“They were mere invoices to say that a fresh bottle was being sent to Professor Presbury, or receipts to acknowledge money.” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
"'Here we have our material!' cried Holmes, as he tore out the enclosure." ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
“‘Here we have our material!’ cried Holmes, as he tore out the enclosure.” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
"... I think we shall just have time for a cup of tea at the "Chequers" before we catch it.'" ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box
“… I think we shall just have time for a cup of tea at the “Chequers” before we catch it.'” ~ WTB CREE Evidence Box

Thanks to Beth Austin and the 42nd Garrideb, Denny Dobry, for the scans in this post. Thanks also to Debbie Clark, the 58th Garrideb, the current keeper of the evidence boxes.

WTBWatson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion in Columbia, MD, is one of the most active Sherlockian groups in the Middle Atlantic region, Generally meeting on the last Monday of each month, the meetings feature canonical toasts, good conversations and dining, as well as a discussion of the month’s featured story and an educational presentation. For more information about Watson’s Tin Box, please visit their website HERE.

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