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A Basic Timeline of Terra 221B – The Three Garridebs

A Basic Timeline of Terra 221B – The Three Garridebs

“… this enables me to fix the date …”

– The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR)

“But surely you have been in England some time,’ said Sherlock Holmes to Mr. Garrideb of Kansas. Mr.Garrideb wondered how Mr.Homes knew. “The shoulder cut of your coat, the toes of your boots-could anyone doubt it,” said Holmes.

Editor’s Note: Back in 2000-2001, Brad Keefauver, the 41st Garrideb, was a discussion leader on the Hounds of the Internet and was publishing The 17 Steps discussion questions that we have been reprinting here monthly. In addition, he would also publish a separate post concerning the dating of the story that was being discussed that week. We are pleased to reprint his column concerning the dating of The Three Garridebs, the story our group takes it name from.

The Three Garridebs.
The case begins Thursday, June 19, 1902.
Why?

STATEMENT OF THE MONTH AND YEAR:
“I repeat, however, that this enables me to fix the date, which was the latter end of June, 1902, shortly after the conclusion of the South African War. Holmes had spent several days in bed, as was his habit from time to time . . .”

TIME OF HOLMES’S VISIT TO LITTLE RYDER:
“Well, we shall be round about six.”

STATEMENT OF THE SEASON:
“It was twilight of a lovely spring evening, and even Little Ryder Street, one of the smaller offshoots from the Edgware Road, within a stone-cast of old Tyburn Tree of evil memory, looked golden and wonderful in the slanting rays of the setting sun.”

MEETING OF THE GARRIDEBS:
“I went after him two days ago and explained the whole matter to him.”
“He called last Tuesday.”

CRIME AND SENTENCING FOR KILLER EVANS:
“You shot this man Prescott, did you not?”
“Yes, sir, and got five years for it.”

OTHER KILLER EVANS FACTS:
“Aged forty-four. . . . Came to London in 1893. Shot a man over cards in a night-club in the Waterloo Road in January, 1895. Man died, but he was shown to have been the aggressor in the row . . . . Killer Evans released in 1901.”

NATHAN GARRIDEB’S TENANCY:
“Our client, as he told us, has been there five years. It was unlet for a year before then.”

WHAT THE BARING-GOULD ANNOTATED SAYS:
June 26, 1902.

WHAT ZEISLER, THE KING OF CHRONOLOGY, SAYS:
June 26, 1902.

THE BIRLSTONE RAILWAY TIMETABLE:
A combination of three factors give us the date of “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”:

1. The case starts two days after the Tuesday meeting of the Garridebs.

2. The case starts in the second half of June 1902.

3. Watson refers to it as spring.

Putting those three factors together gives us one date, and one date only: Thursday, June 19, 1902.

The sun seems to be setting as Holmes gets to Garrideb’s apartment at the pre-arranged time of six o’clock, which doesn’t correspond to near-equinox June whatsoever. This, however, we simply must ascribe to Holmes’s tardiness.

You can read how Brad came about his methods to dating the 60 stories of the Canon HERE and see all of the 60 entries of Brad’s timeline by clicking HERE.
The Strange Case of the Delayed 1939 Radio Broadcast of The Three Garridebs

The Strange Case of the Delayed 1939 Radio Broadcast of The Three Garridebs

“Some delay was inevitable.” – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY)  Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce began appearing as Holmes and Watson on The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on NBC Radio’s Blue Network in October, 1939. The 13th episode of the series was The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, which was broadcast on Christmas Day, Monday,… Continue Reading

The View Halloa: The Three Garridebs

The View Halloa: The Three Garridebs

“I have my old favourite with me.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) If there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure in the Canon, this story is mine. I know it isn’t in the top tier of Watson’s accounts for overall quality, but it’s a favorite with me, and I can… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and the American Bank Note Company Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and the American Bank Note Company Mystery

“A printing press” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) One of John Richard Flanagan’s three illustrations in The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, as published in the October 25, 1924 issue of Collier’s I was first introduced to the famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, in The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, in my fifth-grade… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Three Garridebs (2018)

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Three Garridebs (2018)

“… they look upon these things in a different way.” – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (NOBL) In addition to the numismatics of Sherlock Holmes, The Fourth Garrideb celebrates all things having to do with our namesake story – The Adventures of the Three Garridebs. The following video highlights scenes in Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Three… Continue Reading

Transcript of 3GAR Segment of Sherlock’s The Final Problem Episode

Transcript of 3GAR Segment of Sherlock’s The Final Problem Episode

“… an interesting story to tell…” – The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (VEIL) In addition to the numismatics of Sherlock Holmes, we do like to celebrate items that relate to our namesake story, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. In this post, we will feature a transcription of The Final Problem, the third episode of… Continue Reading

John Richard Flanagan – American Illustrator of 3GAR

John Richard Flanagan – American Illustrator of 3GAR

“He is a man with a considerable artistic side to his nature.” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Illustrations for The Adventure of the Three Garridebs by John R. Flanagan in the October 25, 1924 issue of Collier’s John R. Flanagan provided illustrations for two Sherlock Holmes stories in Collier’s magazine – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs… Continue Reading

A Graphic Novel Version of 3GAR

A Graphic Novel Version of 3GAR

“… a highly sensational and flowery rendering of the whole incident.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) Usually, if you are looking to read The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, you’ll find it in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the collection of the last 12 stories of the Sherlock Holmes Canon to be published. Perhaps, in some other… Continue Reading

Childhood Sketchbook of 3GAR Illustrator Howard K. Elcock

Childhood Sketchbook of 3GAR Illustrator Howard K. Elcock

“He is a man with a considerable artistic side to his nature.” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) When The Adventure of the Three Garridebs was published in January, 1925 issue of The Strand, the five illustrations that accompanied the story were drawn by Howard K. Elcock, including the one pictured above. Now, we celebrate… Continue Reading

Technicians Keep Diligently At Television Experiments (April 3, 1938)

Technicians Keep Diligently At Television Experiments (April 3, 1938)

Eye’s Deception of Mind Creates Real Television Problem Original Caption: A tense scene during the telecast of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Three Garridebs,”  featuring Sherlock Holmes.  Arthur Maitland as John Garrideb, Louis Hector as Sherlock Holmes If seeing were believing, the puzzles of television entertainment would be as simple as ABC, but since the… Continue Reading