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Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-08-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 9,944
Posted By Dr. John Watson
New Light on Aaron Kozminski

The whole question as to where Kozminski/Kosminski was living at the time of the murders is thoroughly examined in a well-researched and documented article by Pat Marshall and Chris Phillips in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Wake me if anyone finds "JTR" on one of...

Wake me if anyone finds "JTR" on one of the cards. Thanks.

John
Forum: Letters and Communications 04-30-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,155
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Unfortunately, a narrow strip of paper along the...

Unfortunately, a narrow strip of paper along the right edge of the front of the card has been carefully and deliberately trimmed and lifted away from the card itself. The significance of this is that...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-18-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Anderson meant Schwartz when he wrote "Schwartz."

Josh is correct in naming Anderson as the source I had in mind when I added that bit about Schwartz testifying at Stride's inquest. When Anderson wrote the letter, he may not have known police failed...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-17-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Didn't see Kosminski kill anybody!

c.d.

I agree, it wouldn't make sense, but Swanson clarified that the witness's refusal wasn't because the suspect was a fellow Jew, but because his testimony would cause the suspect to be hanged and...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
If it fits, it fits!

Greetings c.d.

Yes, the witness could have been someone else, but the totality of evidence makes Schwartz the most likely candidate. As I recall, Anderson described his witness as the only one who...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-15-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
I think Schwartz was an honest man who found...

I think Schwartz was an honest man who found himself in a difficult spot. He must have heard that police were linking Kosminski to Stride's murder, and by extension to the other Ripper killings, and...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-13-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
He was a fellow by the name of Israel Schwartz....

He was a fellow by the name of Israel Schwartz. He had a good look at Kosminski when he was giving Liz Stride a rough time, and like a good witness he provided a full description to police: Age about...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 03-13-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,102
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Someone did see Kosminski.

According to at least one eyewitness, Kosminski had "broad shoulders."

John
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 01-07-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,900
Posted By Dr. John Watson
What's the bottom line?

Bottom line: The photographs are what they are. They show what they show. They haven't changed or been modified as to layout. Only individual interpretation of the photos is open to conjecture, which...
Forum: Visual Media 12-28-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Wow Richard, sounds exciting. Keep up the good...

Wow Richard, sounds exciting. Keep up the good work. Your contributions so far have offered us a much better understanding of what the murder sites were actually like to walk around at the time of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,447
Posted By Dr. John Watson
What's in a name.

That first name looks like "Weidner" to me.

John
Forum: Audio -- Visual 08-25-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,698
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Totally agree, Abby. In his own right, Holmes...

Totally agree, Abby. In his own right, Holmes was a fascinating psychopath: What other serial killer had his own building, designed specifically for luring, trapping, killing and disposing of...
Forum: Visual Media 07-16-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Great job of "fakery" Richard, and...

Great job of "fakery" Richard, and you're certainly entitled to a little leg-pulling considering how much enjoyment you've given us with your excellent recreations. Keep up the good work!...
Forum: General Police Discussion 05-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,354
Posted By Dr. John Watson
We've checked our records

Dear Dr. Watson:

In ref to your request to the Metropolitan Police for a certain described record: I am pleased to advise that we have checked our records and our records indicate we have no such...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-20-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Don't mean to belabor the point, but strictly...

Don't mean to belabor the point, but strictly speaking both the Swanson marginalia and the Macnaughton memorandum must be viewed as personal papers. That said, Swanson's reference to Kosminski,...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-19-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Jason, you state " no other official...

Jason, you state " no other official document still exists." If you're referring here to the Macnaughten memo or Swanson's penciled marginalia, I don't believe either could be called an "official...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-19-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Question on Kosminski

The question is, aside from a reference to "Kosminski" in a private memo by Macnaghten in 1895, and Swanson's penciled "Kosminski" in the margin of a book ca. 1910, does the name "Aaron Kosminski" or...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-17-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Aaron the Ripper?

Kosminski rose to the status of Ripper suspect mainly because of Swanson's mention of his name, followed by some excellent research opening many tiny windows into this man's pathetic life, but his...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-14-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Hi Abby! There's really no proof that Lawende is...

Hi Abby! There's really no proof that Lawende is the witness Swanson refers to - that's pure conjecture - and the "Lipski" exclamation wasn't necessarily intended as a slur - it could have been...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-13-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Anderson article

After reviewing the 1910 article, I stand corrected. The suspect described by Anderson in the article could not be Kosminski. In the 1910 New York Times article, which is based on letters from...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-13-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Anderson article

If this article is the one I'm thinking of, Anderson states that the Ripper suspect was ordered held in a mental institution for life, not by a Court order, but by a writ signed by the Home Secretary...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 02-12-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 189,176
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Kosminski NOT the "best" suspect in Ripper murders.

The fact that he resided with his brother only a block away makes Kosminski the best suspect as the broad-shouldered man who threw Stride to the ground, and the man that witness Schwartz later...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 10-06-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,042
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Excellent Work As Usual

Hi Richard. Excellent work as usual, and in such painstaking detail. You're a combination draftsman, artist and historian! Comments: I believe the original door opening in the wall was either...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-22-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 141,372
Posted By Dr. John Watson
Pierre's Folly

:lol: :lol: Pierre, whoever he/she is, must be getting a real laugh out of all this. I know I am! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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