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"we are in Camden House" [EMPT]

For anyone who's spent some time poking around this site, you may have frequented one of the links in the References section (aptly titled "His Encyclopedia of Reference"). And there, for a long time, we had linked to Camden House, a site that contained images and text from the Canon.

At some point over the last year, the site went down with no explanation. Many online Sherlockians were concerned that something might have happened to the site owner or that there were unpaid bills that they might be able to assist with. It was a site that clearly meant a great deal to people.

We're happy to report that Camden House is no longer an Empty House. It has reopened under the same management. The site administrators share this message on the sidebar of their site:

We're back online!

For reasons I still haven't been able to get an answer on, my web provider had locked this site out. I got tired of trying to get them to respond and just wiped it out and restarted.

It's been too long.

To which we say, hear, hear! If you haven't had a chance to explore the site, please do so. There you'll find the largest collection of Holmesian graphics online, a comprehensive listing of all stories that are in the public domain, as well as a number of other nifty features that may inspire you.

It's good to see the site back again. We can think of no better quote to honor the reopening than what Sherlock Holmes himself said in"The Adventure of the Empty House,"
"Once again Mr. Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complex life of London so plentifully presents."
Only we'd put it this way: "Once again we are free to devote our lives to examining those interesting little pages which the comprehensive site of Camden House so plentifully presents."



jcsherwood1950 said... November 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Camden House has been a wonderful site, and it was much missed. We can't wait to peruse it again. And again. And again.