Congratulations to Dr. Carlina de la Cova
Dr. Carlina de la Cova was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) International literary society
during their annual BSI Weekend (January 15-19, 2020) in New York City (a celebration
of Sherlock Holmes's birthday). There are only a little over 300 members in the organization.
The BSI was the first Sherlockian literary society in the world.
The Baker Street Irregulars literary society is dedicated to the study of Sherlock
Holmes, Dr. Watson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Victorian world. Founded in 1934,
the BSI is the oldest Sherlockian society in the world. [They] publish a wide range
of scholarship related to Sherlock Holmes, and produce various events including the
BSI Weekend every January.The BSI is an international literary society. BSI Scion
Societies are local groups affiliated with the BSI. Membership to Scions is determined
by each local group. Membership in the BSI international group is by invitation only.
[They] do not take membership applications.(https://bakerstreetirregulars.com/about-the-bsi/ )
"The Baker Street Irregulars are fictional characters who appear in various Sherlock
Holmes stories, as street boys who are employed by Holmes as intelligence agents.”
Dr. de la Cova is also a member of the following BSI Scion Societies: His Last Bow,
the Prior Teachers, Vatican Cameos, the Illustrious Clients, and Hounds of the Baskervillle
Photo credit: William Walsh. Certificate by Dr. de la Cova