The Hansom Wheels

    Located in Columbia, South Carolina, The Hansom Wheels is an official scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars of New York. It is devoted to the preservation of the memory of the world's first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, and to the study of The Canon or Sacred Writings: the four long and fifty-six short acccounts of Holmes's cases written mostly by his friend Dr. John H. Watson (two are by Holmes himself and two by unknown authors) and published by the literary agent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The society meets five times a year (in February, April, August, October, and December) for dinner, discussion, and a presentation that may be a talk by a member or guest speaker, a reading of a pastiche of a Holmes story, or a play. The first official meeting was held on April 14, 1977. Here is a more complete

History of the Hansom Wheels















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                The Hansom Wheels.

    Click on THE PINK 'UN icon below for the current issue of the society's newsletter. Its title is taken from the nickname of the weekly racing paper The Sporting Times (1865-1932), which is mentioned in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."  



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   Here are links to  stories, witticisms, parodies and other entertainment,

many of which were written by our members.





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All the stories except the

last twelve, which are still

under copyright in the U.S., with the original illustrations



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Supporting and

recognizing exemplary

educational experiences

that introduce young people to the Sherlock Holmes stories