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Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press June 2011

Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press June 2011

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Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press has been published monthly ink-on-paper, with occasional illustrations and enclosures, for thirty years. Much of the gossip is quite trivial, but most of it is Sherlockian or Doylean. This is the June 2011 issue. More can be found at http://members.cox.net
Links to the content are available at: http://www.bakerstreet...
Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press has been published monthly ink-on-paper, with occasional illustrations and enclosures, for thirty years. Much of the gossip is quite trivial, but most of it is Sherlockian or Doylean. This is the June 2011 issue. More can be found at http://members.cox.net

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,Tun11#1ScuttlebuttfromtheSpermacetiPressRogerJohnsonreportsthatMemorialAuctioneers(104KenningtonRoad,Lon-donSEll6RE,England)<WWW.msgb.co.uk>illoffertheLordshipofthe
Man-
orofManatoninDevonatauctionin
London
in
July.RogerSmith,chairmanoftheManorialSocietyofGreatBritain,believesthatManatonwasthein-spirationforTHEHOUNDFTHEBASKERVILLES,
nd
notesthatConanDoylewasaregularvisitorintheneighborhocxl,andthatHeatree
House
(now
an
"ad-
venturecentre")"receivesthousandsofvisitorsayear
who
arelookingfortheliteraryrootsofSherlockHolmes."Faithfulreadersofthisnewsletter
may
recallthatafewyears
ago
Manor-ialAuctioneersofferedforsalethebaronyofPencellicastle
I
whichwassaidtohaveinspiredTHEHOUNDFTHEBASKERVILLESJun03#6),
and
thattheMemorialSocietyhadbeendescribedas"oneofthe
JOOSt
ruthless,
vm-
dietive
I
arrogant,
and
dangerousofallbusinessenterprisesrelatedtoti-tIesintheworld."catherine'sCooke'sarticleon"SherlockHolmes
andthe
FestivalofBrit-ain"(celebratingthe60thanniversaryofthatlandmarkexhibition)isoneofthefeaturedarticlesinthespringissueofCanadianHolmes,whichispublishedby
The
BootmakersofTorontoforitsmembers;it'salivelyjour-nal($35.00ayear);TOCPostalStationBox1157,77KingStreetWest,Tor-onto,ONM5K1P2,Canada<www.sherlock-holmes.net/bootmakers>.TheF..astonPressispublishingadeluxeeditionof
r.oNDON:
APILGRIMAGE,yGustaveDore
and
BlanchardJerrold,firstpublished
by
Grant
&
Co.
inLon-don
in
1872.Doreprovided180engravingsforJerrold'sportraitofLondonthatwaspublishedonlyafewyearsbefore
Conan
Doyle'sfirstvisittothecityatthe
end
of1874.It'saleather-boundlimitededitionthatcosts$496.00postpaid;47RichardsAvenue,Norwalk,CT06857(800-367-4534).Registrationis
now
openfor"GillettetoBrettIII",theconferencesched-uledbytheWessexPressinBloomingtononNov.11-13.They'llcelebratethe35thanniversaryof"TheSeven-Per--centSolution"(withNicholasMeyeronhand)
I
and
therewill
be
manyotherinterestingspeakers.Youcanreg-isterattheweb-site<www.wessexpress.com>,orrequestinformationbymail(Box68308,Indianapolis,IN46077),KarenMurdock
has
foundaweb-sitefor
the
SherlockHolme..c;utpostinFortTexas.The
outpost
claimsthatHolmesvisitedFortDavisduringtheGreatHiatu.<3<www.eamyellow.new/sherlockholmesoutpost/index.html>.FortDavisisdescribedas"only220mile.<3eastofEIPasoor175milessouthwestofMidland,andtheOUtpostoffers
food
in
Mrs.
Hudson'sDiningRoom
and
drinkin
Dr.
Watson'sClub.Theelectronicjourna.lRipperologistcontinuesTimMosley'smulti-partar-ticle
"House
That~lackBuilt"(Sep10#6)withan
appendix
inissue#120on"A
Look
InsidetheChamberPot"inwhichMosleysuggeststhat
"One
mayhavedifficultyvisualizingthesuavedetectiveusingachamberpot,
but
thatislikely
how
itwouldhavebeeneveninthe188Os."
The
issuealsoincludesatributetothelateEdwardHardwicke;contacttheeditorEduardoZinnaat<editorez@yahoo.co.uk>forinformationahcRltsubscriptions.
 
Jun11#2
The
SherlockHolmesSocietyof
London
andtheOld
Court
RadioTheatreCoopanyhaveissued.a
CD
withrecordingsof
"The
Long
Man"(astorywritten
by
Rafe
McGregor
anddramatized
by
M.J.Elliott)
and
"The
Grace
Chalice"(writtenandadapted
by
RogerJohnson);Jimcrozier
and
DaveHawkesreturnasHolmesandWatson,andtheproductionsandactingareexcellent.Theprograms
canbe
heardordownloadedfree
at
the
Society'sweb-site<www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk>andthe
CD
isavailablefromthe
S0-
ciety(Mole
End,
41Sandford
Road,
Chelmsford
CM2
6DE,England)for£5.00postpaidtothe
UK,
£6.00orE9.00to
Europe,
and£9.00/$12.00elsewhere;sterlingcheckspayabletoRogerJohnsonanddollarchecksto
Jean
Upton.
The
latestissueofcarolynandJoelSenter
I
s
The
SherlockianE-Timeswill
be
foundat<www.sherlock-holmes.com/e_timesll-5.htm>.withtributestothelateEdwardHardwickeandJeremyPaul,andoffersofbooks,othermerchan-dise,
and
linkstointerestingweb-sites.SherlockHolme..,never
appeared
in
Oz,
atleastintheofficialserieswritten
by
L.
Frank
Baum
and
annointedsuccessors,butTotowasdrawnwiththeSherlockianicons
by
FrankKramer
in
JackSnow's
THE
MAGICALIMICSOFOZ(1946).Atticus
Ganna-
way's"FrankKramer:
The
LostIllustratorofOz"
~
~~inthespringissueof
The
BalIn
Bugle.Heillus-tratedonlytwo
Oz
books,buthehasalonglistofcreditsforworkin
magazines
and
books,
includingillustrationsfor"AScandalinBohemia"andothernon-Sherlockianstories
in
RosamundMorris'anthologyGREATDETECTIVETORIES1965)
and
dust-jacketartfor
Mary
Hoeh-ling's
THEREALSHERLOCKHOLMES:ARTHURCONAN
DOYLE1965).
The
Baum
Bu-
gleispublishedthreetimesayear
by
The
InternationalWizardofOzClub(Box2657,Alameda,CA94501)(www.ozclub.org>;$25.00ayear.
The
printofablueprintinscribed
"Bruce
PartingtonSUbmarine,IssuedbyTheRoyal
Navy
ResearchDepartment"(May11#1)wassoldatauctiononMay12for£180,wellabovetheestimateof£30-£50.You
see
adifferentplaninGranada'sversionof
"The
Bruce--PartingtonPlans".TheEastHaddamStageCompany'sproductionofWilliamGillette's"AlltheComfortsof
Home"
opened
atGillettecastleon
June
18
I
andit
runs
through
Aug.6.
The
playisa3D-minutecondensationofaVictoriandrawingroomcomedythatGillettedebutedin1890
I
anditwill
be
performedoutdoorsonthecastlegrounds.andindoorsattheEastHaddamHistoricalSociety.Box176,EastHaddam,
CT
06423(960-873-3521)<www.ehsco.org>.
The
company'salsoplanningtoperformanewplay
about
thefirsttimethatGilletteadapted
Conan
Doyle'stalesforthestage;tlSherlockHolmes:
From
PagetoStage"isascheduledattheEastHaddamHistoricalSociety
I
July29toAug.7.PaulSpiringhasreportedthatthereisathree-bedroom.
apartment
forsaleinParkHouseinIpplepeninDevon.Park
House
was
the
residenceof
Bar-
tramFletcherRobinson
(Conan
DoylewrotetohismotherfromPrincetownin1901thatheintendedtovisitPark
House)
I
andthereis
much
moreinforma-tionat<www.tinyurl.com/3ulh43x>.
The
askingpriceis£189,950.
-"!;
 
Jun11#3
The
SherlockHolmesGazettewac;launchedin1991,
became
Sher-lockJJolme.c;:TheDetectiveMagazinein1997,andin2003sinplySher]ock,reachinqatotalof68issuesbeforeendingitsrunin2006.
It
offeredexcellentcontent,Sherlockianandotherwise,andall68issuesare
now
availableasadigitizedCD-ROMrchivefor£49.95.Thediskhasuse-fulnavigationfeatures,
and
it'seasilysearchable;youcan
buy
itatthemagazine'scolorfulweJrsite<www.sherlockmagazine.co.uk>orfromthe
pub-
Usher:AtlasPublishingLtd.,JordanHouse,OldMiltonGreen,
New
Milton,Hants.BH25
6W',
England.ChristerHolmqvist(amemberoftheBaskervilleHallClubinSweden)notesthatOUtofPrintClothingoffersaHOUNDFTHEBASKERVILLES-shirtfor$28.00;thecompany"celebratestheworld'sgreatstoriesthroughfashion,"sellingT-shirtsdecoratedwithvintage
book
covers;foreveryshirtsold,one
book
issenttoachildinAfricathroughtheircharitypartner
Books
forAfrica.Theirweb-site'sat<www.outofprintclothing.com>.HOUND,JohnpatrickBray'sdramatizationof
'!'HE
HOUNDFTHEBASKERVILLES,hasbeenperformedinLouisiana
(Sep
07#2)
and
New
York(May09#3),andthescriptis
now
availablefromNextstagePress(9810WestcliffParkway
#927
I
Westminster,CO80021)<www.shop.nextstagepres.c;.net>;$8.00printedordigital(noshippingchargefordigitalcopies).T.aurieR.Kinglaunchedher
Mary
Russellseriesin1994withTHEBEEKEEP-RR'SAPPRENTTCE,hich
opened
withRussell'saccountofherfirstmeetingwithHolmes.BEEKEEPINGORBEGINNERS,ne-novellaavailableonJuly6,1.sanimaginativelookatthatmeeting,fromHolmes'pointofview
I
which+squitedifferentfromRussell's.TheKindle
and
Nookeditionscost99¢,andtherewillbeothers;checkfordetailsat<www.laurierking.com>.
And
Lauriesaystherelaterwillbeanink-on-paperprintversion,
and
onJlme6shepostedanexcerptonherblog<www.laurierki.ng.com/blogs>,alongwithpublicityforthenext
Mary
Russellnovel(PIRATEKING)whichwillbe
pub-
lishedSept.6.Gilbert
&
Sullivanfans
may
wishtotrysingingher
"The
Major-criminal'sSong"(shehaskindlysuppliedsomekaraokeDlSictohelpyouout).Sept.19is"TalkLikeaPirateDay"(aneventthat
began
in1995,
and
is
now
international);theydon'tseemtobeawareofConanDoyle
I
s"captainSharkey",butthere'saninterestingweb-siteat<www.talklikeapirate.com>.WaterJoggProductionshasannouncedtheirreissueofJoeBevilacqua's
paro-
dyradioseries
"The
MisadventuresofSherlockHolmes"
(Dec
07#6)as"TheBestoftheComedy-o-RamaRadio
Hour,
Season
One"
asadownload($9.95)at<www.amazon.com>There'smoreinformationaboutBevilacqua'smanyotherproductionsat
<www.
comedyorama.com>
and
<www.oebev.com>Tryon,
N.C.;
hasinthepasthonoredlocalresidentWilliamGillettewith~rlockHolmesFestivals,
and
thisyeartherewillbeagatheringonJuly
7.3
I
withabreakfastfeaturingHenryZecher,authoroftherecentWILTJIAMGIT,T,R'M'E:MERICA'SHERl.ocKHOLMESApr11#3),
and
afterwardsanopportu-ni.tyt.otour
t.he
PolkCOlmtyHistoricalMuseum,whichhasalargecollec-tionofGillettematerial;youcanmakereservationsforthebreakfastwithRobertReynolds(828-859-9388)<boblol@Windstream.net>.

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