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Timothy Johnson on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

June 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

Gad, Holmes. The collection features more than 60,000 items; it is the largest gathering of materials related to us and this Conan Doyle fellow. But where can it be? We know that is housed in a secure underground site … well out of sight. How will we ever find it?”

“Elementary Watson. You gave the answer yourself when you said that the collection is underground. For who is at home underground? Geomys bursarius, of course.”

By now, you’re practically shouting at poor Watson. “Gopher! And in possession of such a wonderful treasure? A Golden Gopher!” You’ve solved the puzzle and located the collection at the University of Minnesota … from whence we’ll be joined by the collection’s curator Timothy Johnson.

Schooled in part in Chicago at North Park University, where he served as director of archives, Tim Johnson brings the requisite taste in Chicago pizza as well as some familiarity with the Caxton Club. Much in demand as a speaker, Tim will share a generously illustrated presentation that will transport you to Baker Street and beyond.

Why not reserve your spot before darkness covers the moors and the Hound of the Baskervilles begins to howl?

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Advanced registration required via website. Register here: https://caxtonclub.org/event-4769216?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=5/17/2022