Post Number: 113
|Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 5:41 am: ||
17th September 1888
So now they say I am a yid when will
they lern Dear old Boss? You an me know
the truth dont we. Lusk can look forever
hell never find me but I am rite under his nose all the time. I watch
them looking for
me and it gives me fits ha ha I love my work an I shant stop until I
get buckled and
even then watch out for your old pal Jacky.
Catch me if you can
Jack the Ripper
Sorry about the blood still from the last one. What a pretty necklace
The above letter was dated 17th of September 1888, which was the second day of the inquest into the death of Mary Ann Nichols. It was discovered late in 1988 by Peter McCelland at the Public Record Office, in a sealed report envelope. It furnishes the pedigree for the 'Lusk Letter': how it was came to be written and who wrote it. It contains the phrase 'Catch me when you can - Jack the Ripper', and both were badly written, scruffy and badly spelt.
On the 17th of September, the '25th of September' and 'From Hell' letters didn't exist, so there was nothing for a contemporary hoaxer to copy from. How then can the author call himself: 'your old pal Jacky' and sign with the name: 'Jack the Ripper', before those words were published on the 1st of October?
This letter is generally regarded as a modern-day hoax. This modern-day hoaxer should have signed with 'The Whitechapel Murderer', to fit in with the date.
It appears in Paul Feldman's: 'The Final Chapter', which is were I got most of the above information from. Feldman's book says: 'The 17 September letter includes the sentence 'So now they say I am a yid'
The diary says: 'If they are to insist that I am a Jew then a Jew I shall be'
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 8:26 am: ||
Hi Detective Sergeant Leanne
(Since I recomended the movie "Murder by Decree" on another post, I expect to be busted down to tea boy by Stephen)
Here is a copy of the letter.
I personally believe the letter is a modern hoax, and there is no reason to believe that it is genuine.
Accordind to Stewart Evans (whos opinion I have the greatest respect for) stated in a letter to Ripperologist (No 16, April 1998);
Likewise the contemporary reports leave absolutely no doubts as to the origin of the name 'Jack the Ripper' and that was the 'Dear Boss' leter received by the Central News agency on 27 September, 1888, There is no evidence of its currency prior to its publication on 1 October, 1888. The 'Jack the Ripper' note dated 17 Sept, 1888, quoted in Paul Feldman's book, is a childish modern production (Keith Skinner and I have examined the original at the PRO) and appears to be written in blue ballpoint! The file it was inserted into (presumably by someone wanting to make his own mark in the field, planting it to be found and assumed to be genuine) is HO/221/A49301C, which is a home office file that contains no other letters. Also there is no covering report or official comment on it whatsoever. It was just inserted on its own. The PRO are extremely dubious about it and as far as I jknow they are looking into it.
Also Leanne if the letter was genuine, I think there would have been a reproduction done, like the 25th Sept, letter. Also there is no mention of it in any official reports or police memoirs.
All the best
Post Number: 122
|Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 6:42 am: ||
Thanks, sergeant Clack! I'll recommend you for a medal!
Post Number: 114
|Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 2:19 pm: ||
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