Sunday, 24 October 2010

Worldwide Canonical Greetings

On the eve of our first official meeting, news from around the globe of Holmesian greetings from fellow Societies.

Thierry Saint-Joanis, président de la Société Sherlock Holmes de France, BSI, (wearing the kilt in the top picture and with Alexis Barquin, webmaster of & in the second) has said "bienvenue en Holmésie".
"We hope to meet you very soon somewhere in our country (Scotland or France) to sign our "Alliance" (the Sherlock Auld Alliance). Bravo et à bientôt!"

The Unscrupulous Rascals, the Sherlock Holmes Society of South Australia and their "phantom" sister society The Very Finished Types (which comes from a reference in the Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax) have also welcomed us into the extraordinarily friendly world of Sherlockdom..Canonical Greetings and warm congratulations on establishing your society for the appreciation of Sherlock Holmes in the nation of birth of his genius inventor and author.
Not before time after all. Well done
That's from Dr Ross Philpot of that society, who is known by the Canonical name Dr Leslie Armstrong (from The Missing Three-Quarter).

We've also had messages of support and welcome from the Norwegian Explorers of Minneapolis, whose Karen Murdock has been in regular contact with some of her excellent writings on Holmes for various publications, which she rightly thought would be of help to me, and we’ve also had congratulatory messages from the Hounds of the Internet, one of whose contributors noted “actually, the first Sherlock Holmes Society in Scotland was The Dancing Men of Edzell founded in 1987. However, she seems to recall that this was founded by an American at an American military base and it may not have spread out into the community or lasted very long.
Another correspondent on the site noted: "A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 13:57".


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