I truly hope you weren't expecting some big year end Christmas-y type of post, because I don't have one. Sorry. To be honest, the holiday of Christmas is rather difficult to write about when it comes to this aspect of the hobby. I think in the past I've mined out as much as I can. But, I do have a cool something-or-other to talk about, so let's get to it.
Now, I don't have the reasoning behind Mr. Pattrick's choice of March 21, 1897, for 'The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge' (WIST), but I do know he's all by himself. Not one other person goes along with it. Heck, no one even likes the year. In fact, one chronologist, T. S. Blakeney, says the case took place in either 1896 or somewhere from 1898 to 1902. That's the closest anyone gets to agreeing with the year. As far as the date goes, I'm thinking it might be referenced in one of his other works. As I understand it, he had quite a few things published, so much like Mr. Mason's paper above, Mr. Pattrick's WIST date may well be mentioned in another piece.