This site is, of course, a trifle, but
there is nothing so important as trifles!
Watson, come!" he cried. "The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your
clothes and come!" - Holmes to Watson, The Abbey
are we called The Society of the Naval Treaty? The
name of our club was inspired by one of the best Sherlockian tales ('The
Naval Treaty') and by our location in Annapolis, Maryland, home of the
United States Naval Academy.
is 'The Naval Treaty' about? It concerns a
sensitive diplomatic matter, which Holmes resolves with more dramatic
flair than usual. If you want to know more, you'll have to read the story!
Naval Treaty' was chosen by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself as one of the
best SH stories. The story was originally published in 1893 in the Strand magazine.
Its length - it's the longest of the canonical short stories - forced
the Strand to publish it in
two parts, the first Holmes story to be so divided. It is one of the
twelve stories later collected as 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'.
and Watson are on the case;
Paget illustration from 'The Naval Treaty'
happens at a Society of the Naval Treaty meeting? Our
meetings are run by our Gasogene (and club founder), Lynn. But
every member participates. We share Sherlockian news and
'sightings' - we discuss the assigned story - and we quiz each
other on the story. And in between we talk and laugh and have a
I just show up at a meeting, or do I need to email before
attending? You can certainly just
show up and we'll be happy to welcome you. But we do ask that
members and soon-to-be members email their attendance in advance,
if possible. We'd like to know how many chairs to set up - how
many handouts to copy - how much snacks / wine / etc to bring. Click here to email us about
taking a trip back in time to 221B Baker Street.
are your meetings held? Our club
meets at St Paul's Anglican Church in Crownsville, MD. Click
here for directions. The street address is 1505 Crownsville
Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.
are your meetings held? We typically
meet on the second Sunday of every other month. You can find the
date - and assigned story - for our next meeting at the top of
this webpage. We also meet irregularly during the year at social
there any other Sherlock Holmes societies in the area? Yes,
there are several. You can visit Sherlockian.net to
find a society near you, or click
here to view our list of local clubs. Our
club is unique in that it doesn't cost anything to attend a
meeting and we enjoy in-depth discussions of the stories.
can I learn more about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock
here to visit our list of internet
Resources for all things ACD and Sherlockian.