Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

 Search:


Most Recent Posts:
Sickert, Walter: Walter Sickert: Whitechapel Murderer ? - by John Wheat 6 minutes ago.
General Discussion: What do we really know about Jack? - by John Wheat 17 minutes ago.
General Discussion: What do we really know about Jack? - by BTCG 44 minutes ago.
General Discussion: What do we really know about Jack? - by Sam Flynn 52 minutes ago.
Sickert, Walter: Some thoughts, after a year's study: - by Patrick S 1 hour and 22 minutes ago.
Elizabeth Stride: Which Schwartz interpretation is acurate ? - by lynn cates 2 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Elizabeth Stride: Which Schwartz interpretation is acurate ? - (31 posts)
Sickert, Walter: Some thoughts, after a year's study: - (15 posts)
Hutchinson, George: The Red Handkerchief... - (13 posts)
Sickert, Walter: Walter Sickert: Whitechapel Murderer ? - (8 posts)
Sickert, Walter: Was Sickert's father also a killer? - (6 posts)
Barnett, Joseph: Barnett's candidacy - a few issues - (5 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Mar 6, 2014, 11:56 pm
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm
Donald Swanson
Edit: Chris
Dec 9, 2012, 3:40 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.
Mike Covell: A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper
March 3, 2014, 3:42 am.
Mike Covell: Almost there….
January 24, 2014, 4:05 am.
Mike Covell: Jack the Ripper - Year in Review 2013
December 28, 2013, 7:31 am.
Mike Covell: Jack the Ripper At Last? - Review
December 9, 2013, 2:08 am.
Mike Covell: From Whitechapel to Whitefriargate
November 27, 2013, 4:15 am.
   More Ripper Blogs »

Unmasking Jack the Ripper
"Perhaps the best Jack the Ripper documentary produced in recent years." North American and European DVD formats both available.
Buy now!

Donald Sutherland Swanson

SWANSON, Donald Sutherland

Born : 1848, Thurso, Wick, Scotland.

1868 : Apr 27 - Joined Metropolitan Police, warrant number 50282.

1887 : Nov - Achieved the rank of Chief Inspector, CID, Scotland Yard.

1896 : Promoted to Superintendent.

1897 : Involved in a crackdown on male prostitution.

1903 : Retired.

1924 : Nov 24 - Dies at 3 Presburg Road, New Malden, Surrey. Buried at Kingston Cemetery.

Swanson was a close friend of Robert Anderson his "Old master". Melville Macnaghten called him "a very capable officer" Swanson wrote that "...the suspect was sent to Stepney Workhouse and then to Colney Hatch and died shortly afterwards - Kosminski was the suspect." (Swanson Marginalia c1910-1924). A newspaper article reported that "...Mr Swanson believed the crimes to be the work of a man who is now dead." (Pall Mall Gazette May 7 1895)

Source:

Begg, Fido, and Skinner. The Jack the Ripper A-Z.


Related pages:
  Donald Swanson
       Dissertations: A Mystery Play : Police Opinions on Jack the Ripper 
       Dissertations: A Reply to Kosminski and the Seaside Home 
       Dissertations: An Alternate Kosminski Suspect and Police Witness 
       Dissertations: Anderson and the Swanson Marginalia 
       Dissertations: Isaac Kosminski 
       Dissertations: Kosminski and the Seaside Home 
       Dissertations: The Men Who Suspected Kosminski 
       Message Boards: Donald Swanson