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From Watson’s Tin Box: Lady Frances Carfax

From Watson’s Tin Box: Lady Frances Carfax

“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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"How would Lausanne do, my dear Watson - first-class tickets and all expenses paid on a princely scale?" ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“How would Lausanne do, my dear Watson – first-class tickets and all expenses paid on a princely scale?” ~ WTB LADY 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 Lady Frances Carfax, 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!

"She was left with limited means, but with some very remarkable old Spanish jewellery ..." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“She was left with limited means, but with some very remarkable old Spanish jewellery …” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"Single ladies must live, and their passbooks are compressed diaries. She banks at Silvester's." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“Single ladies must live, and their passbooks are compressed diaries. She banks at Silvester’s.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
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“To Miss Marie Devine. There is nothing to show where the cheque was drawn. It was cashed at the Credit Lyonnais at Montpellier less than three weeks ago. The sum was fifty pounds.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
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“Thus much I gathered from the manager of Cook’s local office.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
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“He was preparing a map of the Holy Land, with special reference to the Kingdom of the Midianites, upon which he was writing a monograph.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"So to Baden I went, after dispatching to Holmes an account of all my proceedings, and receiving in reply a telegram of half-humorous commendation." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“So to Baden I went, after dispatching to Holmes an account of all my proceedings, and receiving in reply a telegram of half-humorous commendation.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"To Holmes I wrote showing how rapidly and surely I had got down to the roots of the matter. " ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“To Holmes I wrote showing how rapidly and surely I had got down to the roots of the matter. ” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"When the years had passed and I had made my money at Barberton I thought perhaps I could seek her out and soften her." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“When the years had passed and I had made my money at Barberton I thought perhaps I could seek her out and soften her.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"On the other hand, he has had a fair price and no questions asked, so if he is in need of ready money he will probably come back to Bevington's. " ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“On the other hand, he has had a fair price and no questions asked, so if he is in need of ready money he will probably come back to Bevington’s. ” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"She walked up the Kennington Road, and I kept behind her. Presently she went into a shop. Mr Holmes, it was an undertaker's." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“She walked up the Kennington Road, and I kept behind her. Presently she went into a shop. Mr Holmes, it was an undertaker’s.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
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“We ordered her funeral to be carried out by Stirmon and Co., of the Kennington Road, who will bury her at eight o’clock tomorrow morning.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
"There had been difficulties of procedure in regard to the warrant. Some delay was inevitable. The magistrate's signature might not be obtained until next morning." ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box
“There had been difficulties of procedure in regard to the warrant. Some delay was inevitable. The magistrate’s signature might not be obtained until next morning.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box

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“With a united effort we tore off the coffin-lid. As we did so there came from the inside a stupefying and overpowering smell of chloroform. A body lay within, its head all wreathed in cotton-wool, which had been soaked in the narcotic.” ~ WTB LADY Evidence Box

Thanks to 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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