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Data! Data! Data! – The Copper Beeches

Data! Data! Data! – The Copper Beeches

“‘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 is composed… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Copper Beeches

The 17 Steps: The Copper Beeches

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Copper Beeches (COPP) THE REALLY WELL-KNOWN UNTOLD CASES While most good Sherlockians know Holmes’s quote, “you have given prominence not so much to the many causes celebres and sensational trials in which I have figured,” it’s not often we strip off the rest of… Continue Reading

Our November Story: The Copper Beeches

Our November Story: The Copper Beeches

“I assure you that your little problem promises to be the most interesting …” – The Adventure of The Copper Beeches (COPP) Wow, 2015 seems to be going by so quickly.  Is November really almost here? The Adventure of The Copper Beeches will be our featured story for the month of November. It’s shaping up… Continue Reading

So, How much is a Quid, a Bob, and a Crown, Really?

So, How much is a Quid, a Bob, and a Crown, Really?

“Give up a hundred thousand quid?” – The Adventure of The Mazarin Stone (MAZA) We, as modern American readers, have always had some problem in translating the British monetary system of the Victorian era into something more tangible, such as purchasing power. One who is not completely familiar with the monetary system of the time… Continue Reading

Glittering Golden Guineas (1951)

Glittering Golden Guineas (1951)

Editor’s Note: This article by noted Holmesian, Jay Finley Christ, is reprinted from The Numismatist, Vol. 64, No. 10 (October 1951), pp. 1103-05. I would claim that this was the first paper published with Sherlock Holmes – numismatic connections. Glittering Gold Guineas by Jay Finley Christ There is at least a spark of numismatic interest in two… Continue Reading