Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Main
   

Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

Most Recent Posts:
Rippercast: Tumblety: The Hidden Truth - by GUT 3 hours ago.
Rippercast: Tumblety: The Hidden Truth - by Steadmund Brand 4 hours ago.
Non-Fiction: Ripper Confidential: Fanny Mortimer - by drstrange169 4 hours ago.
Witnesses: Finding Israel Schwartz - by Paddy 4 hours ago.
Mary Jane Kelly: Was Joe Barnettīs alibi accepted lightly? - by GUT 6 hours ago.
Hutchinson, George: Hutchinsons statement.... - by Wickerman 6 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Hutchinson, George: Hutchinsons statement.... - (25 posts)
Mary Jane Kelly: Was Joe Barnettīs alibi accepted lightly? - (6 posts)
Scene of the Crimes: Dorset Street Photo - (5 posts)
Rippercast: Tumblety: The Hidden Truth - (5 posts)
Letters and Communications: An experiment - (4 posts)
Non-Fiction: Ripper Confidential: Fanny Mortimer - (4 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Robert Sagar
Edit: Chris
May 9, 2015, 12:32 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Nov 26, 2014, 10:25 am
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: A DECADE IN THE MAKING.
February 19, 2016, 11:12 am.
Chris George: RipperCon in Baltimore, April 8-10, 2016
February 10, 2016, 2:55 pm.
Mike Covell: Hull Prison Visit
October 10, 2015, 8:04 am.
Mike Covell: NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
August 9, 2015, 3:10 am.
Mike Covell: UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS
November 14, 2014, 10:02 am.
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.

Go Back   Casebook Forums > Ripper Discussions > Police Officials and Procedures > Swanson, Chief Inspector Donald

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #851  
Old 02-05-2017, 09:04 PM
Scott Nelson Scott Nelson is offline
Inspector
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,049
Default

But it is a "stretch."
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #852  
Old 02-06-2017, 10:31 AM
David Orsam David Orsam is offline
Commisioner
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,624
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Nelson View Post
But it is a "stretch."
As I've already said Scott, I don't think it is a 'stretch'.

I mean, if James Swanson believed that the book was sent directly by Anderson to Donald Swanson under cover of a letter dated December 1905 then, knowing that there was an inscription in the book, why wouldn't he have assumed that the inscription was written by Anderson?

What surely would be a 'stretch' is any other explanation for this. I noted that Simon didn't provide one, nor you. Fancy it?
__________________
Orsam Books
www.orsam.co.uk
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #853  
Old 02-06-2017, 10:50 AM
Scott Nelson Scott Nelson is offline
Inspector
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,049
Default

Because it said "from Fred."
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #854  
Old 02-06-2017, 11:39 AM
David Orsam David Orsam is offline
Commisioner
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,624
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Nelson View Post
Because it said "from Fred."
Let's leave aside that for all James Swanson knew 'Fred' could have been Anderson's middle name or nickname, because while it obviously says "from Fred" the question is: did James Swanson remember that?

Yes, sure, he once saw it said "from Fred" but then many years later I suggest he forgot this detail and, being aware of the letter from Anderson, simply assumed that the inscription was by Anderson.

If you think memory cannot play tricks on us then you will no doubt think it is a 'stretch'. But I believe it's fairly well established that memory DOES play tricks.

No alternative explanation offered I see, to my satisfaction.
__________________
Orsam Books
www.orsam.co.uk
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.