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Ripperologist No. 52: March 2004


REGULARS
 
1. Just the Facts and Nothing But the Facts?
Editorial by Christopher T George
33. I Beg To Report
All the news that fits to print. And sometimes not...
37. Newspaper Trawl
Information unearthed by Chris Scott
43. On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg on True Crime books you simply should have on your shelf
49. The Last Word
Words of wisdom from the Editor of Ripper Notes, Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
 
FEATURES
 
4. Competition: Win a copy of the revised and republished Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow
5. Elisabeth’s Story
Long Liz Stride’s early life in Sweden, fully illustrated by Daniel Olsson
11. Tea, Scandal and the Ripper’s Shadow
Eduardo Zinna on Oscar Wilde, W T Stead and the Cleveland Street Scandal
23. Forget 118, try 1888!
Andy Aliffe reports on the development of the telephone and its availability in 1880s Whitechapel
29. The Whore Slaughterer
More research tidbits linking George Morris, James Hardiman and the Ripper letters from Rob Hills
32. Obituary
Tony Lambrianou, East End Gangster
 
REVIEWS
 
44. Coming Into Focus: Photographic Rediscoveries of the 21st Century
On The Trail of a Dead Man: The Identity of Jack the Ripper
The Whitechapel Murders Solved?
Strikers of Hanbury Street and Other East End Tales
Death’s Acre. Inside the Legendary ‘Body Farm’ ...and more!

COVER ILLUSTRATION: The farmhouse where Elisabeth Stride was born on 27 November 1843 ©Daniel Ollson. Design ©Adam Wood

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “The closer you get, the scarier she becomes: those leather gloves are decidedly more Jack the Ripper-like than welcoming homebody…” Hadley Freeman, deputy fashion editor of The Guardian, describing the appearance of Martha Stewart. The Guardian, 3 March 2004.

We have endeavoured to credit photo copyright to known sources and apologise to any copyright holders we have overlooked.

We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: Chris Coopey, Mark Horton, Coral Kelly, Mark O’Neill, Donald Rumbelow, Stephen Ryder, and John Wayper. Thank you!