I am a co-founder of Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City MD and a member of The Speckled Band of Boston, The Denizens of the Bar of Gold on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, The Six Napoleons of Baltimore, Mrs Hudson’s Cliffdwellers of Cliffside Park NJ, The White Rose Irregulars of York PA, The Baker Street Builders, and an occasional visitor at The Red Circle of Washington DC and The Epilogues of Sherlock Holmes.
I have illustrated several Sherlockian books by authors such as Steve Clarkson, Steve Tollins, Joe Fink, Don Izban Susan Diamond, David Hammer, Patrick Campbell and Chris Redmond, and did covers for a reprint boxed set of August Derleth’s Mill Creek Irregulars. With a colleague, I translated the story The Musgrave Ritual into Latin, the first and, so far, only Latin translation of an entire Sherlock Holmes story to be published.
My main specialism is the amassing of Canonical evidence boxes. There is a box for each of the sixty tales. The boxes contain any letter, telegram, weapon, note, receipt, newspaper clipping, or piece of realia mentioned or hinted at in the Canon. My secondary specialism is the creation of genuine faux documents, many of which have seen their way into the packets given out at the annual BSI dinner in NY. Among these documents are Watson’s commission, the charter of The Diogenes Club, the citation for Holmes’ Legion of Honour Medal, the Bruce Partington plans and a patent for same, the hack licence for John Clayton, the Hotel Cosmopolitan receipt for the Countess of Morcar, the Stapletons’ receipt for the Mexborough Hotel in Craven Street, one for the New Street, Birmingham hotel where Hall Pycroft stayed, Watson’s chequebook which Holmes kept locked in his desk, the Capital and Counties Woolwich Branch chequebook belonging to Cadogan West and the very naval treaty copied by Percy Phelps.