Originally Posted by Abby Normal
isn't it obvious that a modern hoaxer saw the police report of listed items and screwed up-writing verbatim what was in the report?
I think you give yourself away when you start with the premise "Isn't it obvious".
No, it isn't obvious. It is one of at least two options:
1) Maybrick wrote it because it was true and it was coincidence (again!) that it was recorded in a similar fashion in the official list of Eddowes' possessions (her 'meagre possessions' as I think Ripper cliche likes to call them), or
2) A hoaxer in 1987 or later created a rather clever hoaxed Ripper journal identifying James Maybrick as Jack but (very very very very very very very) stupidly copied this line from Fido (or some other).
No, it isn't obvious at all.