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  • Mrs Maybricks Diary

    Those Maybrick’s and their pesky diaries.

    From The Liverpool Echo 1889,

    (a computer decoded the text from the newspaper so excuse the spelling errors)


    The friends of Mrs. Maybrick Liverpool, who are continuing to exert themselves in the hope of finding fresh evidence her favour, have just received communication from the solicitors in New York whom they have encaged, to the effect that they will send this country in the course of a short time some very strong fresh evidence. They further state that they are fully alive to the importance of sending only the most reliable testimony, and are verifying all the details. MRS. MAYBRICK'S DIARY. Mr, Stuait Cumberland, questioned to the statement in his paper about Mrs. Maybrick diary having been offered for sale to a London publisher, said that he expected the diary would come into his own hands it did he would ceitainlr publish it if he thought it to be authentic, and if he did not he would denounce the impostor who was endeavouring to palm it off as authentic. The diary, which was thiee small volumes, tied together with a blue silken cord, was taken by a gentleman who declined givo his name to Messrs. Tiiscler snd Co., the Ludgate-circus publishers. He said that he was relative of the Mavbrick family, and had found the books in box of Mrs. Maybrick's Battlecrease House. The gentleman was wen the manager of the firm, who himself examined the diary, and expresses his belief in its authenticity. He says that the writing in each of the three books different, although it that of the same writer. Tho first book contains Mrs. Maybrick's childhood reminiscences, the second those of her girlhood, and tho third of her married life. The manager was unable decide whatolfer to make in the absence of tho head of the firm, so he told the gentleman to call again, the same time advising him that it might be worth bis while to offer the books either to Mr. Stuart who would doubt be glad to speculate upon them, or to the Baroness yon Rogue.who might probably purchase them to prevent their publication. However, nothing has since been heard the diary, so it is probable that tho latter suggestion was tho one adopted, and that tha Barouess yon Rogue now possesses her unhappy daughter's diary, which will therefore never see the light,

    I wonder if these diaries still exist, they may give some insight into her husbands movements.
    Or do we have yet another potential Maybrick diary forgery that was being passed around a hundred years before the one we know and love?

  • #2
    Paul Feldman suggests that the seller of the Diary 'Mr. Miller' was directed to Stuart Cumberland because Cumberland wrote extensively on the Jack the Ripper murders in the Illustrated Mirror. Cumberland, by his own admission, had little interest in the Maybrick case, but that interest seemed to do a 180 as soon as he was told about this Diary. And, in the pages of the Illustrated Mirror, it went from being called 'Mrs Maybrick's Diary to being just called the 'Maybrick Diary'.



    • #3
      Thanks for the reply JM, that’s very interesting