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Old 11-15-2014, 07:04 PM
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I am almost certain that Lusk also did some building works at the hospital at one stage, just can't find the details at the moment.
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I am almost certain that Lusk also did some building works at the hospital at one stage, just can't find the details at the moment.
I wonder if Lusk or a business associate/rival was contracted to do the construction for the whitehall building where the torso was found? Lusk is in construction, the torso was dumped a spot accessible to construction workers, I wonder if there's a connection
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I wonder if Lusk or a business associate/rival was contracted to do the construction for the whitehall building where the torso was found? Lusk is in construction, the torso was dumped a spot accessible to construction workers, I wonder if there's a connection
Not that I've been able to find so far.
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Actually, Lusk took the kidney first to Dr Frederick Wiles at his surgery in Mile End Rd. (Perhaps his local doctor?) Wiles was out, so his assistant, one F. Reed, took a look at the contents of the box. He thought the object was a human kidney that had been preserved in spirits of wine.

However, for a more experienced opinion, Reed took it to Dr Openshaw, who was curator of the Pathological Museum at the London Hospital.
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I've thought for a while, the present habit of automatically discounting ALL the communications may be an over-reaction.........
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Not that I've been able to find so far.
Is there any way we could find out who had the construction contract t
For new Scotland Yard?
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"I suppose you took no notice of what I said"
Meaning he did write but the letter was not published/taken seriously, because he's saying "the other letters were not written by me(...) "
He's possibly annoyed that the previous letter(s) sent by him has not received any publicity while other 'fake' letters have been treated more seriously. That said, it was probably just a rather more sophisticated hoax letter itself.
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He's possibly annoyed that the previous letter(s) sent by him has not received any publicity while other 'fake' letters have been treated more seriously. That said, it was probably just a rather more sophisticated hoax letter itself.
Agreed on both.
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If the Leman Street letter writer was upset about a past missive, hoax or otherwise, being ignored, then I suppose it means the answer to the query in this thread's title must be yes: there was at least one "genuine" letter, which I take to mean "contemporaneous with the Ripper murders", which we have no knowledge of because it was not recorded at the time.


I would be interested in knowing whether or not any past writing by this person to the Leman Street police station could definitely be traced by some enterprising researcher.

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He's possibly annoyed that the previous letter(s) sent by him has not received any publicity while other 'fake' letters have been treated more seriously. That said, it was probably just a rather more sophisticated hoax letter itself.
Most letters sent to the police, and some to the press after the double event, were never published.

I'm not saying that there was a genuine Jack letter, but this one is in my top 5 of possibilities.
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