- Five Orange Pips of Westchester County
- Call number
- MssCol 18241
- Physical description
- 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- Five Orange Pips of Westchester County records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The Five Orange Pips of Westchester County was established in 1935 by Owen P. Frisbie, Frank E. Waters, Norman Ward, Gordon Knox Bell, and Richard Warner Clark. It is one of the first "scion societies" of the Baker Street Irregulars, the oldest and largest organization of Sherlock Holms enthusiasts in the United States. The club consisted of only ten members at any given time, all with permanent tenure. Members of note include CIA intelligence officer James Ramsay Hunt, Jr.; Benjamin S. Clark, a New York City investment banker who became a member of the Pips in 1951 and served as its leader emeritus until his death in 1993; and Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, a retired justice of the New York Supreme Court and the New York State Court of Appeals. The records of the Five Orange Pips of Westchester County consist predominantly of chronological files documenting the activities of the Pips between 1947 and 2007, and containing copies of Sherlock Holmes- and Arthur Conan Doyle-related papers presented by members. Also included is material relating to the history of the Pips and other Sherlockian groups; general correspondence relating to the group; papers regarding founding member Benjamin Schuyler Clark and his participation with the Pips, and papers belonging to Albert M. Rosenblatt, also relating to his participation with the Pips.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328