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Old 12-15-2010, 12:49 PM
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I am sure that if i have found anything that it has been dug up before, but just in case....

I was looking in the london gazette and came upon this....

Civil Service Commission^ January 20, 1881.
THE Civil Service Commissioners hereby give
notice, that the "Candidates hereinafter named
have passed the Preliminary Examination for
situations in the Civil Service (Class I), viz.:
Of the Candidates examined on January 1-f,
1881

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Druitt, Montague John

25/1/1881 p 342

does this mean he sat the exam and then didn't become a civil servant? i did much the same thing myself.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:48 PM
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i signed on at a jobcentre once and the civil servant who dealt with my claim had the human attributes of jack the Ripper, i had never felt so disembowelled in my life.....perhaps MJD missed his vocation ? if he had joined them then maybe the job would have given him all the satisfaction he needed and therefore the JTR killings may never have occurred ? ( NB i dont believe that MJD was JTR however for the benefit of humour i am concurring that it may have been him ! )
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:15 PM
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The thing is, a woman has only one womb and civil servants like to work in triplicate.
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From Hell (or districts pertaining thereto)

Our Reference : Hell/murder/1888/4a/521

Mr Lusk

Sir

I send you half the kidney which I excised from one woman (however I make no warranty that it is half in a mathematical sense). I have preserved it for you (though the kidney remains the property of HM Government and must, if required, be returned in a state no more decayed that that in which it arrived). I fried and ate the other piece (see Civil Service Policy Document 578/C/38b - "Civil Service Canteen Refreshments - A New Approach"). I may send you the bloody knife in due course (failure to send the bloody knife will not constitute negligence on my part - see Dracula v. Binns, 1882).

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Old 12-16-2010, 01:15 AM
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Quote:
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I was looking in the london gazette and came upon this....

Civil Service Commission^ January 20, 1881.
THE Civil Service Commissioners hereby give
notice, that the "Candidates hereinafter named
have passed the Preliminary Examination for
situations in the Civil Service (Class I), viz.:
Of the Candidates examined on January 1-f,
1881

(many others)
Druitt, Montague John
Thanks for posting this - it was new to me.
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Yes, thanks, evilina. I'm pretty sure that it's new information for me, too. I'm going to check Leighton's book to see if he says anything about it. Monty may have had even more difficulty in choosing a profession than we thought.
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Robert,

You are, as my grandmother used to say, a caution.
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Hi Evilina

I couldn't remember if we'd seen this before, but I sort of assumed we had. But I've just looked at the Times and there seems no mention, so good find!

While looking for that announcement I came upon a "missing" announcement : Missing, a deranged gentleman. Then it gives a desiption, and the name and address of whom to contact. But it gives no name for the deranged gentleman! It makes me wonder whether Druitt's family inserted this kind of fatuous advert.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:58 PM
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Hello Evilina. Lovely find.

Robert, I am NOT missing. I've been here all along.

Cheers.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:28 PM
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OK Lynn, I'll recall the search party.

Although it isn't conclusive, I suppose this rather weakens the idea that Druitt might have started upon a medical career before switching to law. He would have been very indecisive indeed if he'd started on three careers in such a short space of time - or four if you include teaching.
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