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Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-10-2018, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Francis Thompson, a modern suspect, had, by...

Francis Thompson, a modern suspect, had, by November, 1888. A beard. Thompson benefactor, the editor Wilfrid Meynell was friends with George...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-10-2018, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Francis Thompson, a modern suspect, is said to...

Francis Thompson, a modern suspect, is said to have lived 80 yards from Mary Kelly's home, at the Providence Row night refuge in Crispin Street, opposite Dorset Street.
Forum: Thompson, Francis 11-22-2017, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
No contemporary suspects had any connection to...

No contemporary suspects had any connection to the murders. Which is why none were charged. The Ripper was not caught because nobody was found to have any real connection to the murders.

Thompson,...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-21-2017, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Out of the more than 100 Ripper suspects ever...

Out of the more than 100 Ripper suspects ever named, only one can be shown to have had a knife at the time of the murders, where they occurred - Francis Thompson. In 1888, he was a mentally ill, drug...
Forum: Thompson, Francis 11-21-2017, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Out of the more than 100 Ripper suspects ever...

Out of the more than 100 Ripper suspects ever named, only one can be shown to have had a knife at the time of the murders, where they occurred - Francis Thompson. In 1888, he was a mentally ill, drug...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-21-2017, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Hi Simon, The information was found in a PDF...

Hi Simon,

The information was found in a PDF called "Francis Thompson 1859-1907 by F.N LEES BA"

Here is the link where you can read it. CLICK HERE...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Thompson discusses Dowson's poetry.

I am not sure if you have read this Simon, but Francis Thompson wrote a critical review on Ernest Dowson’s poetry. Here is part of it.

“...It may be doubted whether the most accomplished morbidity...
Forum: Thompson, Francis 11-18-2017, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Thanks for posting this review Harry D. Perhaps...

Thanks for posting this review Harry D. Perhaps it should be a criminal offense to make such allegations, but that does not make Thompson any less a suspect for the Ripper crimes. I am heartened that...
Forum: Thompson, Francis 10-22-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Richard Patterson
Great Book Simon!

Hi Simon,

Some friends on Facebook let me know about your book. I bought the kindle edition and I have read it. You have written a good book. I am happy to see a new one that discusses the...
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-21-2017, 03:38 PM
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Views: 1,648
Posted By Richard Patterson
I have just bought your book Simon and I have...

I have just bought your book Simon and I have given it a good review on Amazon. Well done! I found your take on Thompson in relation to the Ripper murders interesting and I am very happy that other...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Do you think that I cannot fit Thompson's...

Do you think that I cannot fit Thompson's description to that of witness descriptions?
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Reviews from newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc.

Apart from the casual reader, here are what some others have had to say about my book and the theory.

REVIEWS
Gaslight Crime: Francis Thompson as Jack the Ripper
July 27 2017.
Reviewer, John...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Some reviews of my book and the theory.

I see that a few members find, that I would write that a famous poet was Jack the Ripper, disgraceful. I know I have detractors here on Casebook. If I may, here are what readers beyond casebook, have...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
You are correct Joshua. Once the refugee received...

You are correct Joshua. Once the refugee received a reference from an applicant, they allowed the applicant to stay for four days in the Row while their references where checked. If the reference...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Providence Row may have been unique as a shelter...

Providence Row may have been unique as a shelter for having the policy of not locking residents in at night and therefore allowing them to leave at all hours. This may have been because the Row...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-18-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Hi Trevor, You bring up a good point and a...

Hi Trevor,

You bring up a good point and a common objection to the theory. Although it is true that Thompson spent most of his homeless years dressed in rags and would seem to have failed to attract...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-17-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Thompson being the Ripper is not a new idea.

The idea that Francis Thompson might have been Jack the Ripper is an old one. John Walsh in his 1967 biography "Strange Harp Strange Symphony. The Life of Francis Thompson." wrote:

‘During the...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-17-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Let's suppose at it's worst, that the theory that...

Let's suppose at it's worst, that the theory that Francis Thompson was Jack the Ripper is all maybe and might, none come from thin air.

Thompson might have had a dissecting scalpel at the time - an...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Thanks Jerryd. I read from the link you give...

Thanks Jerryd.

I read from the link you give that,

'All the inmates are called upon to make a statement as to their last employment, and the cause of their misfortune, which is afterwards inquired...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
It is deja vu all over again Roy, but with one...

It is deja vu all over again Roy, but with one exception. I changed my mind. I decided as MrBarnett wisely wrote in the last post you have directed me to that,

'The Casebook dissertation is an...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Roy, This refuge was different to others, the...

Roy,

This refuge was different to others, the reference had to come from an employer. Those who attended this refuge, even if many were turned away, all needed references to show that they had...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Hi Roy, Thompson may have been able to stay at...

Hi Roy,

Thompson may have been able to stay at the Row prior to November 1888, but he would have needed to 'trick' his way in, since he could not have gained a reference. The only time he could have...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
What fly to England from Australia to read an...

What fly to England from Australia to read an article?
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
When I was last in London in November last year,...

When I was last in London in November last year, I went to the British library to get a full copy of the article. I ordered it but was told that it would take 48 hours before I could collect it. They...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-16-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By Richard Patterson
Strange Harp Strange Symphony. The Life of...

Strange Harp Strange Symphony. The Life of Francis Thompson, by John Walsh 1968. From page 50 of Chapter, ‘The Lone Chorasmian Shore’

“When neither food nor bed was available, he would along with...
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