Honorary Member, Emeritus
photo courtesy of Bill Vande Water
William Stuart Baring-Gould
S. Baring-Gould was a Time executive whose contributions to the literary
world (and especially to Sherlockians) are manifest. Mr. Baring-Gould
was a descendent of the well-known author and archivist Reverend Sabine
Baring-Gould (1834-1924) who was a featured character in Laurie King's
book The Moor. He was the author of numerous important Sherlockian
works including, Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, The Chronological
Holmes and the famous The Annotated Sherlock Holmes.
Annotated Sherlock Holmes is considered by many Sherlockians as his
crowning achievement and is a must in every Sherlock Holmes Collection.
He authored other works, including The Lure of the Limerick: An Uninhibited
History, Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-fifth Street (a work about the detective
whom some speculate is the "son" of Sherlock Holmes) and collaborated with
his wife, Ceil, onThe Annotated Mother Goose, Nursery Rhymes Old and
New. All of these works are important volumes in their respective
literary worlds. Mr. Baring-Gould was BSI and invested as "The Gloria
Scott". Julian Wolfe said at his passing:
"In the true Irregular tradition, and in accordance with the precepts of Christopher Morley, he was always ready to encourage young Sherlockians, many of whom owe much to his valuable asistance."