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From Watson’s Tin Box – Wisteria Lodge

From Watson’s Tin Box – Wisteria Lodge

“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.”

– The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR)

He read the telegram aloud.
‘”Have just had most incredible and grotesque experience. May I consult you? – Scott Eccles, Post Office, Charing Cross.”‘
‘Man or woman?’ I asked.
‘Oh, man, of course. No woman would ever send a reply-paid telegram. She would have come.’ ~ WTB WIST 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 Adventure of Wisteria Lodge 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!

‘A letter of yours was found in the dead man’s pocket, and we know by it that you had planned to pass last night at his house.’ ~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
A good deal of clothing with the stamp of Marx and Co., High Holborn, had been left behind. ~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
‘I’m sure, Watson, a week in the country will be invaluable to you,’ he remarked. ‘It is very pleasant to see the first green shoots upon the hedges and the catkins on the hazels once again. With a spud, a tin box, and an elementary book on botany, there are instructive days to be spent.’ He prowled about with this equipment himself, but it was a poor show of plants which he would bring back of an evening. ~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
She was drugged with opium. ~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
‘Henderson’, the inspector answered, ‘is Don Murillo, once called the Tiger of San Pedro.’~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
‘The torn bird, the pail of blood, the charred bones, all the mystery of that weird kitchen?’ ~ WTB WIST Evidence Box
‘I spent a morning in the British Museum reading up that and other points. Here is a quotation from Eckermann Voodooism and the Negroid Religions: ~ WTB WIST Eividence 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.

Watson’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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