1981 VC1. Discovered 1981 Nov. 2 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective in the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes's knowledge of astronomy was nil; he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the solar system. "You say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or my work." (M 22506)

Name suggested by J. F. Bowers, citation prepared by J. B. Tatum.

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