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Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 09:53 AM
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Gary, I find it bizarre that you quote my entire...

Gary, I find it bizarre that you quote my entire post and then ask me a question about something that someone else has supposedly posted!

All I can say is that in all your posts in this thread you...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-19-2017, 10:17 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
I explain at length in the sub-article to which...

I explain at length in the sub-article to which the main article links why I referred to that group of posters as muppets. I would say it was a perfectly apt description in the circumstances given...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-19-2017, 10:01 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Is this your way of giving us a demonstration of...

Is this your way of giving us a demonstration of how to be "a charmer"?
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-19-2017, 10:01 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Thank you Observer.

Thank you Observer.
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-19-2017, 10:00 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Thank you Abby.

Thank you Abby.
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-17-2017, 12:19 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
Well you quote me saying that no-one in JTR...

Well you quote me saying that no-one in JTR Forums wants to discuss a particular (important) point and then comment by way of what seems to be a non sequitur by suggesting I respond in JTR...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-17-2017, 11:33 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Well, Gary, I didn't mention you by name but it...

Well, Gary, I didn't mention you by name but it was, of course, you who said of my article about Robert Smith's book:

"The primary purpose of the piece seems to be to show how clever the author...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-17-2017, 09:34 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Some of the muppets on JTR forums recently...

Some of the muppets on JTR forums recently commented on my article about Robert Smith's book. I'm not a member of JTR forums, and it's unseemly to respond to posts on JTR Forums on Casebook, so my...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-13-2017, 10:14 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Just a quick post about Mike's use of the name...

Just a quick post about Mike's use of the name "Williams".

The early days are shrouded in mystery, not least because none of the documentation has been publicly released for general inspection, but...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-11-2017, 12:43 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
Cool, a transcript of that part of the tape to...

Cool, a transcript of that part of the tape to hear Mike's exact words will be very welcome.
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-11-2017, 12:37 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
I've had a quick look to track down the origins...

I've had a quick look to track down the origins of this story. I don't see it in the original Shirley Harrison publication in 1993 but the Independent on Sunday of 29 August 1993 reported that...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-11-2017, 12:19 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
Yes I read the "ancient history" before...

Yes I read the "ancient history" before reading the paragraph after the link above and I was immediately struck by you saying this in 2005:

"In one of Barrett's ramblings to Alan Gray he stated that...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-11-2017, 11:58 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
That seems perfectly possible but Shirley must...

That seems perfectly possible but Shirley must have received a copy of it at some stage because we were told earlier in this thread that a receipt for a word processor purchased from Dixons and dated...
Forum: Neil, P.C. John 10-11-2017, 11:29 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
PC John Neil, 539 K, was transferred from K...

PC John Neil, 539 K, was transferred from K Division to J Division, to become 97 J, on the date of creation of J Division (2 August 1886) under Police Orders dated 28 July 1886.

He was one of around...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-07-2017, 09:04 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
I don't know if this will be in any way helpful...

I don't know if this will be in any way helpful but here are some notes I made about McNeil's 1984 report some time ago:



It should be noted that McNeil says that the scientific process of ion...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-06-2017, 02:50 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
No I don't think he means that. "age...

No I don't think he means that. "age offset" is a mathematical or statistical term commonly used by geologists etc. when dating artifacts and it relates, I believe, to the ability to accurately date...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-06-2017, 02:28 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
According to the Sunday Times of 19 September...

According to the Sunday Times of 19 September 1993:

"Baxendale concluded that the pages which had been removed had had material, possibly photographs, glued to them. The rectangular stains measured...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-01-2017, 10:29 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
The footnote reference is to a 1963 article. ...

The footnote reference is to a 1963 article. McNeil's technique wasn't developed until the 1980s.
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-01-2017, 08:14 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Yes but he doesn't then go on to tell us what...

Yes but he doesn't then go on to tell us what other scientists he is talking about or which of them carried out a solubility test on the ink.



Dr Eastaugh is not a forensic document examiner. Dr...
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-01-2017, 06:51 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Leaving aside the newly developed and...

Leaving aside the newly developed and controversial ion migration test developed by Rod McNeil, and leaving aside analysis of the chemical properties of the ink, as I understand it the only...
Forum: Maybrick, James 09-29-2017, 01:29 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
Good to know you see this too.

Good to know you see this too.
Forum: Maybrick, James 09-29-2017, 12:10 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
Transcript question

Last page of the Diary.

Smith's transcript says, "God I pray will allow me at least that privilege".

Privilege is not an easy word for everyone to spell and I'm not convinced the author of the...
Forum: Maybrick, James 09-29-2017, 12:01 PM
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Posted By David Orsam
That's a really key question. Had Mike simply...

That's a really key question. Had Mike simply asked for a Victorian diary I could have just about accepted that he wanted to compare the Maybrick diary to a genuine Victorian diary. It would still...
Forum: Maybrick, James 09-28-2017, 11:50 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Well yes, perhaps in the original story, but the...

Well yes, perhaps in the original story, but the revised story is that Anne gave Tony the Diary tied up with string and asked him to pass it on to Mike (without Tony having even looked at it...
Forum: Maybrick, James 09-28-2017, 11:37 AM
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Posted By David Orsam
Oh I can assure you it's been mentioned and...

Oh I can assure you it's been mentioned and discussed PC Dunn. In fact, I asked another poster in another thread:

"So, given your personal experience of Anne, what is your conclusion as to why she...
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