Yet, there was no Met. Inspector as a witness at the Eddowes inquest. So where did the coroner get the inspectors own report from?
Did PC Long bring it with him?
Consistent with your suggestion is a question by the Coroner as given in the Daily Telegraph:
[Coroner] But why did the inspector write "Jews"?
[Long] I cannot say.
Write it where? - presumably in this "Inspectors Report", but the inspector is said to have remarked that Jews was spelt J-u-w-e-s?
So the inspector saw PC Long write J-e-w-s, and corrected him to write J-u-w-e-s, then the inspector himself writes J-e-w-s in his own report?
This does not instill a whole lot of confidence.
How do you see it?
Yes, it all seems a bit of a muddle!
I would have said that Long was reading from notes of his notes, but the only way I can think that the coroner was aware of the 'inspectors report' is if that was what Long was reading from. Unless the coroner was privy to more evidence than was given in the court. Or he got the wrong impression somehow and Long's "I cannot say" is his way of not contradicting him?
I think you are probably right, but just to play devil's advocate, some acronyms become so well known they are written as words, eg Radar. Unlikely in this case, but just on the edge of possibility.
Good point, but I honestly doubt whether "IWMES" was ever used to refer to the Berner Street club. "Eye Double-You Em Ee Ess" doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. "Hey, Hymie! Do you fancy comin' down the Eye Double-Yew Em Ee Ess tonight for a sing-song?"