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Old 08-19-2018, 01:54 PM
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My Maybrick boat went down with all hands in the early 1990s.

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I hear ya, Simon.

I don't quite understand why there's still an interest in the diary, other than a quest to find out who actually penned it.

I do have an interest in it, but mostly because of the local connections.

I just don't see any reason to believe it's an old document as opposed to a modern forgery. Its appearance coincides nicely with Whittington-Egan's republished series of books on local stories regarding the weird and the wonderful around Liverpool. I think a certain someone was reading those books and got an idea for their own piece of work.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:11 PM
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Hi Mike,

The Diary is a modern fake.

You don't quite understand why there's still an interest in the diary, other than a quest to find out who actually penned it?

Really? Look at the money-making opportunities the Diary has presented.

As early as 1993 I had a pretty shrewd idea who conceived the Diary, and since then I have had no reason to change my mind.

None of the Liverpool mob was involved.

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Old 08-19-2018, 02:24 PM
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As early as 1993 I had a pretty shrewd idea who conceived the Diary, and since then I have had no reason to change my mind.

None of the Liverpool mob were involved.
This I think is the first time I've seen in writing the suggestion that the faked Diary did not originate in Liverpool. Can you tell us more, please, Simon?

I have to ask: if the Diary was a non-Scouse production, how did Barrett get his hands on it?

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Old 08-19-2018, 02:30 PM
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Hi Mike,

The Diary is a modern fake.

You don't quite understand why there's still an interest in the diary, other than a quest to find out who actually penned it?

Really? Look at the money-making opportunities the Diary has presented.

As early as 1993 I had a pretty shrewd idea who conceived the Diary, and since then I have had no reason to change my mind.

None of the Liverpool mob was involved.

Regards,

Simon
I don't really think that the diary moolah is that breathtaking, tbh. I mean, you can pretty much make a half-decent wedge writing about all kinds of nonsense these days. In the grand scheme of things, beyond Ripperville, the diary isn't that big a deal.

But I guess I mean in relation to observers of Ripper-related stuff; I don't see why the diary still intrigues people beyond the wonder of knowing who crafted it.

Subjects like the Ripper and the paranormal, etc, will always have a host of people who will willingly part with their money for a new piece of the mystery. People love a good mystery, and the Ripper is a gift that keeps on giving.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:36 PM
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As early as 1993 I had a pretty shrewd idea who conceived the Diary, and since then I have had no reason to change my mind.
Harry Dam, right Simon?
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:40 PM
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Wrong, Scott.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:07 AM
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Sorry Simon. For some reason I keep thinking it was around 1895 or 1896.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:44 AM
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Sorry, Scott, you've got me discombobulated. What was around 1895 or 1896?
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:48 AM
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Sorry, Scott, you've got me discombobulated. What was around 1895 or 1896?
Well, Harrry Dam was for a start.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:01 PM
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I do hope nobody is suggesting Harry Dam penned the Maybrick Diary. Dam died in Cuba, 1906.
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