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Old 10-11-2009, 12:48 AM
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Default THe Littlechild Letter.

Regarding the Littlechild Letter:

Does anyone have a view as to why George R. Sims might have saved that particular letter and not any other of John Littlechilds missives?


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Old 10-11-2009, 12:59 AM
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How do we know he didnt John?

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Hi John,
I hadnt realised that Sims had only saved that letter? But if thats the case ,since Sims had once been very interested in the case,its just possible he may have thought he had at last discovered who Jack the Ripper was!Myself I just can"t see JtR as having been an exhibitionist like Tumblety.But you never know.......!
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Littlechild's letters are actually very well recorded, and a matter of public record. The letters that are not should be treated with due caution.
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Littlechild's letters are actually very well recorded, and a matter of public record. The letters that are not should be treated with due caution.
How fascinating! Where can this "public record" of Littlechild's letters be found? I'm sure it would be an extremely useful resource for all of us.
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Unless their provinence is sound and the appropriate tests have been undertaken, as has been the case with this letter.

Unlike some which are held in public record offices.

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Every single letter that Littlechild wrote as a private detective is easily available to read on the net, from his beginning to his end. Even his expenses are recorded. Just not this one.
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Where "on the net" is this exhaustive list of "Littlechild's letters"?

I ask because if such a thing existed it would be really interesting to see.
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Littlechild's letters are actually very well recorded, and a matter of public record. The letters that are not should be treated with due caution.
Meaning what, exactly, AP?
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:49 AM
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Where "on the net" is this exhaustive list of "Littlechild's letters"?
I ask because if such a thing existed it would be really interesting to see.
Yes, Chris, that would be interesting.

There are various references to Littlechild and some of his cases such as this http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/servi...londonpll.html

However, any listing of Littlechild correspondence as regards his business as a private detective would be totally irrelevant as the letter to George R. Sims was a private letter and nothing to do with any investigation. I certainly would like to see a comprehensive list of every private letter written by Littlechild.
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