In the press
Recent remarks from  the Fourth Estate


Holmes avidly scowered the daily and evening newspapers.

His immense knowledge of births, marriages and deaths, gossip columns, obituaries, and court and social columns often outstripped his interest in the sensationalism of the front pages.

Here are some recent articles on Holmesian matters in the press.

"In May 1789, Louis XVI summoned to Versailles a full meeting of the 'Estate General'. The First Estate consisted of three hundred clergy. The Second Estate, three hundred nobles. The Third Estate, six hundred commoners. Some years later, after the French Revolution, Edmund Burke, looking up at the Press Gallery of the House of Commons, said, 'Yonder sits the Fourth Estate, and they are more important than them all.'"

'Holmes's Yorkshire Hound'

Hound of the Baskervilles 2006