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Episode 58 - Sherlock Holmes's Index

21 minutes

"Good old index. You can't beat it." [SUSS] 

Sherlock Holmes had quite the index. We get glimpses of it in use at various times throughout the Canon, from a biographical reference to a logging of crime. Was Holmes's index a single large volume, or many smaller volumes? Was it hardbound or simply an assembly of files?


And it never quite seemed like it was organized in a sensible way. How did Holmes manage to call to mind whatever he needed to find in this index?


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Music: Beethoven's Violin Concerto performed by the US Marine Chamber Orchestra, public domain.


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