Buttons was half-finished with a pork pasty and a pint or two when a thought occurred: Are there any explosions, bombs, fireworks, or gunpowder references in the Canon… explicit, implicit, implied or in passing… ?
Dr Watson states, “I always smoke ‘ship’s’ myself” Anyone care to define ‘ship’s’ which later becomes Ship’s without quotes and a capital “S”? Over a half-century ago, a Sherlockian with the first name of Sherry ploughed this ground, but the definitive … Continue reading
This quiz question has brought about the largest number of responses ever. And here is a perfect example of collaboration, original work, and the enthusiasm that makes our mutual interest fun and rewarding. You too can participate. You too can … Continue reading
Who lives on Brook Street?
The Canon spans a time of change in travel. How many types of conveyances are there in the body of writing? We are looking for a list of specific names, i.e., “dog cart.”
During a recent “Consultation,” six Founding Members met at the China Palace restaurant in Novato, California, where the following question was raised: What is the only restaurant to produce a truly GREAT Szechuan beef dish? The answer is: ? Are there any references to … Continue reading
What is the meaning of the date abbreviations often found in letters and telegrams in the Canon and throughout the writing of 19th Century Britain? Examples: “On Sunday night, the 18th inst.” or “The ship left Liverpool on the 8th ult.” … Continue reading
The Society is pleased to announce the debut of the First Annual John H Watson Society Canonical Treasure Hunt. The First Annual John H Watson Canonical Treasure Hunt will involve a lengthy search through the Canon and scholarly material requiring Watsonian Seekers … Continue reading
If you like the Quiz Page, you are going to want to know about this! Go to the The Watsonian Blog page and read about what is coming! Then tell the world! Even Buttons awoke for this! … Continue reading
The British have their own way of referring to physicians. Some are Mr, some are Dr, some have FRCS after their name, and some have M.D. Our own John Watson was styled: John H. Watson, M.D. and referred to as … Continue reading