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Still looking for an answer to this trivia question. What is the connection between the War of 1812 between Britain and the U.S. and the Jack the Ripper case? I wrote about it some years ago for Ripperologist magazine, as well as in the Journal of the War of 1812. Think water, think letters, knock twice and pray to Jesus. Good luck.

You could win a nice War of 1812 something. Stay tuned.

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Still looking for an answer to this trivia question. What is the connection between the War of 1812 between Britain and the U.S. and the Jack the Ripper case? I wrote about it some years ago for Ripperologist magazine, as well as in the Journal of the War of 1812. Think water, think letters, knock twice and pray to Jesus. Good luck.

You could win a nice War of 1812 something. Stay tuned.

This trivia question was correctly answered by Diane Williams on Facebook. She correctly answered that the "Saucy Jack" was an American privateer of the War of 1812. Diane's prize was duly dispatched to her and she has just confirmed that it arrived safely.
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RipperCon 2018 Speaker Announcement!



CASEY SMITH—“William Joseph Ibbett (1858-1934): Poet, Printer, Piquerist, Ripper Suspect?”

Dorset-born W. J. Ibbett was a minor poet in an era noted for minor poetry. He was also a self-taught printer who produced badly printed copies of his poems. On some copies, the words were so poorly inked and broken that he used an ink pen to write over the printing to make it more legible. At times, it appears that the paper he used was taken from his day job at London’s General Post Office. Some of his poetry was produced as handwritten manuscript books, not because of a desire to create a beautiful book, but because it was cheap.

However, Ibbett managed to get some of his books printed by a few notable private presses, and the famous typographic expert and Monotype Corporation publicity manager, Beatrice Warde was an admirer. Warde even wrote the preface to one of his collections of poetry. Ibbett’s friend and mentor, rare book collector Harry Buxton Forman actively promoted Ibbett. In the middle of the 20th century, Norman Colbeck, a London book dealer, systematically collected Ibbett’s works, most of which are exceedingly scarce. (A typical run of one of Ibbett’s books was less than 200 copies.) The third collector in this chain is Mark Samuels Lasner, one of the foremost collectors of late-Victorian art and poetry in the 21st century, and the person who initially got Casey Smith interested in Ibbett.

Ibbett’s poetry, and life story, as detailed in his autobiography The Annals of a Nobody, reveal a complicated and troubled figure, a man who might have been responsible for the 1888 Whitechapel murders in Whitechapel, although Smith admits there is no definitive proof of this. However, Smith believes that bizarre and disturbing aspects of Ibbett’s life make him a good candidate for him having been Jack the Ripper.

Casey Smith is a researcher, writer, and teacher based in Washington, D.C. He has a PhD in English Literature and Victorian Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington, where he concentrated on book history and material bibliography. From 1997 to 2014 he taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design (later, from 2014-2016 at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at The George Washington University). He has presented papers at academic conferences throughout the UK and US on the subject of Victorian book-culture and art. A former Vice-President of the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association, he is now an independent scholar and Associate Professor Emeritus at George Washington University in the District of Columbia.


Don’t miss RipperCon in Baltimore, April 7-8 -- the only North American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference in the 130th Anniversary Year of the Whitechapel Murders!

Only fifty places available! Send in your deposit today. See full information at www.RipperCon.com
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This trivia question was correctly answered by Diane Williams on Facebook. She correctly answered that the "Saucy Jack" was an American privateer of the War of 1812. Diane's prize was duly dispatched to her and she has just confirmed that it arrived safely.
Very cool. Very very cool.

What a gorgeous ship. Is that the actual saucy jack?
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Very cool. Very very cool.

What a gorgeous ship. Is that the actual saucy jack?
Hi Abby

Thanks. No the ship pictured is the Pride of Baltimore II, a replica War of 1812 schooner modeled on Captain Thomas Boyle's Chasseur which gained fame during the war and was hailed by a local newspaper as "The Pride of Baltimore" when it returned to the city in April 1815. The replica schooner operates as a goodwill ambassador for the City of Baltimore.

Cheers

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Here is the latest RipperCon swag-erama giveaway --

Name a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Virginia for a time and a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Maryland for a while, and you could win some bits of VA and MD history. Good luck.

As before, previous winners of RipperCon loot cannot win again.



* I just realized that this military map from 1861 shows Virginia as originally constituted before West Virginia split off!
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Below we show is where Dr Tumblety was living in a lodging house at the corner of N. Liberty and Clay Streets in Baltimore circa 1900 to 1902, supposedly ill and in poverty. Nonetheless, that did not stop the aging quack from picking up male companions in local parks, including Druid Hill Park and Patterson Park, neither of which was particularly close to this location, so he probably got there by streetcar.

The location of the lodging house is also significant because it is on the corner of Clay Street, a noted "red light" district, which was also known for a major fire in 1873, and the close vicinity of the Hotel Rennert, immediately across N. Liberty Street, another place where Dr T probably picked up male company.

Tumblety's former lodging house will be visited by attendees of RipperCon 2018 on a free walking tour of downtown Baltimore sites scheduled to leave the Lord Baltimore Hotel at 18 W. Baltimore Street at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6, led by RipperCon organizer Christopher T. George. We will also have an all-day RipperCon bus tour on Monday, April 9 of notable Baltimore locations such as Fort McHenry, the Maryland Medical Examiner's Office, and the graves of Edgar Allan Poe and John Wilkes Booth, the cost for which will be $50 per person. Full details to be announced shortly.





Hotel Rennert, W. Saratoga and N. Liberty Streets, from Cathedral Street
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Hi Abby

Thanks. No the ship pictured is the Pride of Baltimore II, a replica War of 1812 schooner modeled on Captain Thomas Boyle's Chasseur which gained fame during the war and was hailed by a local newspaper as "The Pride of Baltimore" when it returned to the city in April 1815. The replica schooner operates as a goodwill ambassador for the City of Baltimore.

Cheers

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Thanks Chris! Beautiful pictures Keep em comin
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Here is the latest RipperCon swag-erama giveaway --

Name a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Virginia for a time and a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Maryland for a while, and you could win some bits of VA and MD history. Good luck.

As before, previous winners of RipperCon loot cannot win again.



* I just realized that this military map from 1861 shows Virginia as originally constituted before West Virginia split off!
Edgar Allan Poe!!
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Here is the latest RipperCon swag-erama giveaway --

Name a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Virginia for a time and a Jack the Ripper suspect who lived in Maryland for a while, and you could win some bits of VA and MD history. Good luck.

As before, previous winners of RipperCon loot cannot win again.



* I just realized that this military map from 1861 shows Virginia as originally constituted before West Virginia split off!
Yes itís the only thing we give those troglydites for around here. Lol
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