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  • Chris
    started a topic New discoveries - great and small

    New discoveries - great and small

    Thread for brief details of new discoveries relating to the case, together with links (or references to publications) for more information and/or discussion.

  • Chris
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    Press report from the Echo, 16 September 1888, mentioning Leather Apron, posted by Simon Wood:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=5017

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  • Chris
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    An excerpt from a further newspaper report on Robert Sagar's theory in 1924, from the new A-Z:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...7&postcount=40

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  • Chris
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    Details of P.C. William Smith's later history, from the new A-Z:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread...370#post147370

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  • Chris
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    Some notes on the businessmen of Butchers' Row, in the wiki section:
    http://wiki.casebook.org/index.php/B...ts_-_Addresses
    http://wiki.casebook.org/index.php/B...dents_-_People
    And some thoughts on the implications for the possible identity of Robert Sagar's suspect:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...0&postcount=43

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  • Chris
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    A newly discovered photograph of William Magrath, published in 1894, posted by Debra Arif:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...1&postcount=34

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  • Chris
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    A photograph of Joseph Lawende taken in 1899:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4910

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  • Chris
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    A interesting press report about Robert Sagar from 1905, including new and puzzling information about his theory regarding the Ripper's identity. I thought this was new when I came across it yesterday, but it turns out it was posted on jtrforums.com by Howard Brown a couple of months ago.
    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=9885
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread...995#post142995

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  • Chris
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    How interesting. I've taken the liberty of starting a new thread for discussion of Mr McDermott:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4859

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  • mklhawley
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    New Suspect

    Greetings all,


    Something interesting happened last Christmas. It may be nothing or it could be something significant. A friend of mine knew I was involved in JTR stuff, so he contacted me and told me a family story.

    He has an old chest that has been passed on through the family, which belonged to an artist/family member named Fred Johnson who lived in London in the 1880’s. In the chest was a pad of paper called, “Fred Johnson’s drawing book”. One of the pictures is of a man with a receding hairline and a mustache dressed in a Victorian age suit. Above the drawing it says, “W. J. McDermott the supposed Jack the Ripper”. Eric said Johnson lived in London at the time of the murders. I checked Casebook and Google and I cannot find any reference to a McDermott as a possible JTR suspect. I also asked Simon Wood and Wolf Vanderlinden last January/February and they had not heard of him. Have any of you ever heard of a suspect named W. McDermott? My thoughts are that Johnson merely saw this in a local London newspaper, so he drew it (of course, no photocopying then). It's just strange that this man has been forgotten.

    My friend took photos of the chest, the drawing book, a picture of a man in a top hat next to a woman, and then the picture of this McDermott. It looks like a West End man who may have been suspected of having a second life frequenting the East End. Below is a photo of Johnson's drawing.

    Sincerely,

    Mike

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  • Chris
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    Another article on Forbes Winslow's theory (and his identification of his suspect with the "insane medical student") from the New York World of 8 September 1895 has been posted by Howard Brown on jtrforums.com:
    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=10210

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  • harry
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    I recently posted an article which claimed Dr Pedechenko to have been a ripper suspect.This was by an author named Mary Monaghan.She claimed the person who suspected him was Sir Basil Thomson,who became an Assistant Commissioner in 1913.I hadn't come across that before.

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  • Chris
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    Lynn Cates has posted an advertisement for Le Grand's detective agency from June 1888:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...&postcount=483

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  • Chris
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    I have posted some information relating to Anderson's comments on the murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1897 here:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4839

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by Chris View Post
    An interesting discovery by Chris Scott (actually a rediscovery of an article posted by Howard Brown in April) of a newspaper article from December 1897 saying that the authorities had admitted that the perpretrator was "blue-blooded", and had died in Broadmoor. It's also interesting because discussion of the Ripper murder is coupled with that of the murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1897, as in later reports. There's some discussion of this article in these two threads on jtrforums.com:
    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=9366
    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=10115
    Actually, that article is even more interesting than I thought at first, as it turns out to have been written by the same author as the strange 1910 New York Times article on Anderson's theory:
    http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...&postcount=435

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