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Old 07-28-2016, 08:41 AM
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For me, it's every bit of paper connected with the Whitechapel murders - I don't necessarily feel that it would allow anyone to solve the case, but I do feel like there might be a hidden gem in there that would give us a much clearer picture.

I'd also love someone to find a wooden box in an attic containing information that finally tells us who the ever elusive Mary Jane Kelly really was. I can wish.

Other than that, anything relating to Boudicca and the Iceni...I would dearly love to know more about her.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:09 PM
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Hi Jeff

from my point of view there are several sets of information i wish were available:

From a Ripperology point of view any records relating to Aaron Kosminski and his whereabouts from November 88 until September/October 89 would be very revealing.(was he in any sort of asylum for instance during any of that time) such could possible seal the case for or against him.

Any records relating to him while he was locked away would also be of interest, but I fear that such were destroyed within the last 30-40 years following the closure of the old hospitals.

On non ripper stuff, the dream would be documents from the Amarna Period, be those in stone, clay or papyrus, which give some indication of the linkages within the royal family at the time, the recent DNA results on this are far from convincing in my view.


Steve
Hi Steve,

Anything concerning Kosminski (or Osrog, for that matter) that would straighten out the suspicions against them, and other matters (not only the asylum dating problem with Aaron Kosminski, but whether he is definitely the Kosminski who was suspected) would be desireable. Similarly any documentaion regarding Doc. Tumblety and his arrest, his fleeing, and the issue of the matter of Scotland Yard's pursuit (if there was any) would be of interest.

Might add another thing I'd like to see rediscovered (but only if it was real - not another "Maybrick" diary matter) is the missing memoir written in Melbourne by Frederick Deeming when he was awaiting execution. While whatever he wrote would have been subject to massive skepticism, as he was quite the con-man liar, it would have been quite intriguing to read it.

As to our favorite -Egyptology - many ancient papyri have turned up there, usually because the dry climate helped preserve them and they were useful for covering mummy's. I mentioned Menander's play in papyri manuscript, "Dyskolos". Other large fragments of his plays were found in mummy rappings. I recall they found that "Edward Smyth Papirus" on ancient medicine in Egypt (a major find there). It would be of interest for papyrus documents of the El Amarna period, possibly also straightening out our understanding of the final period of Akhnaton, and the eventual coming to the throne of Tutanhkhamun.

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So I open this up (hopefully), asking what documents, manuscripts, writings, do the users of this website wish were available at the present day?
Jeff
Everything broadcast by the BBC from 1936 to 2016 would be ideal!

They junked a lot of their programming over the decades, and quite a lot of items I'd love to see personally have been junked forever.
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The full version of most of Lon Chaney (Sr.)'s films are missing- Hunchback, Phantom and both versions of The Unholy Three are among the few exceptions. (I'm actually hard-pressed to think of a fifth that survives intact.) In fact, MOST silent films made are lost- I've seen an estimate of up to 80%. There's a list at Wikipedia, along with a list of missing films of the BBC, including the Dr. Who episodes still missing.
There's always hope- the only known surviving print of Paul Wegener's The Golem and the Dancer was found in a shop selling projectors. They were cutting up the film to give out as samples with the projectors.

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Old 01-10-2018, 12:09 AM
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The full version of most of Lon Chaney (Sr.)'s films are missing- Hunchback, Phantom and both versions of The Unholy Three are among the few exceptions. (I'm actually hard-pressed to think of a fifth that survives intact.) In fact, MOST silent films made are lost- I've seen an estimate of up to 80%. There's a list at Wikipedia, along with a list of missing films of the BBC, including the Dr. Who episodes still missing.
There's always hope- the only known surviving print of Paul Wegener's The Golem and the Dancer was found in a shop selling projectors. They were cutting up the film to give out as samples with the projectors.

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A complete copy of Metropolis was found in a film archive in Brazil not too terribly long ago. These things do surface now and again.
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