Hugh has always had a fascination with the Sherlock Holmes stories. This led to many articles and analyses, some serious, some humorous. He was honored to be invited to be a Backer Street Irregular (membership — in contrast to the custom for practically all other Sherlockian societies — is by invitation only). He was also involved in the scion societies of The Giant Rats of Massillon and The Inverness Capers of Akron, when he lived in Ohio.
Publications involving Sherlock Holmes
Re: Sherlock, A Collection of Observations and Commentaries. Canada: George A. Vanderburgh (To purchase, contact e-mail: George.Vanderburgh@gmail.com), Publisher. 2005.
"Profile of a Scionist: Clifton R. Andrew," Chapter Seven in Irregular Proceedings of the Mid 'Forties, edited by Jon Lellenberg. Published in 1995 by Fordham University Press.
Harrington's Canonical Index, 1988, a 133 page index-concordance of the Doubleday one volume edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. This research tool received favorable reviews in The Baker Street Journal and Baker Street Miscellanea. It is arguably the best index of its kind.
"A Family Matter Was Holmes's Research
(My Ancestors Were Country Squires)" Canadian Holmes, St. Jean Baptiste
"Why We Return Again to Sherlock Holmes,"
Canadian Holmes, Lady Day 1988
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As Colourman," Canadian
Holmes, Lady Day 1989
"With Five Volumes You Could Just Fill
That Gap," Quarterly Statement, August 1989
"Sherlock Holmes and the Kohlberg Theory
of Moral Development," Tails of the Giant Rats, 1990
"The Sherlockian's Wife" in Tails of
the Giant Rats, 1990, and in Wheelwrightings, May 1990