“Holmes called himself ‘middle-aged’ about 1899 and was described as being 60 years of age in 1914, thus suggesting a birth date c. 1854.” (from the Encyclopedia Sherlockiana – Jack Tracy 1977)
It was Christopher Morley, in an article he wrote for The Saturday Review of Literature in 1933, who suggested a date of January 6th (from Sherlock Holmes for Dummies – Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder)
The next gathering of Stormy Petrels will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016. We will meet for the birthday celebration brunch in honour of the world’s first consulting detective.
When: Saturday, Jan 9th at 11:15 am
Where: The White Spot Restaurant (fireplace room) at 1616 West Georgia St/Cardero
Please let Fran know asap if you are planning on attending.