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Ripperologist No. 80: June 2007


Features


Editorial: Who’s At Bat?
Christopher T George looks at the implications of playing Name the Ripper.

Anderson, Monro and Jsfmboe
Martin Fido on Sir Robert Anderson and the uprising of the Fenian Bortherhood.

“Mister, I Met a Man Once When I Was a Kid...”
Timothy Riordan looks at the mysterious life of Mary Jane Kelly.

Who Are We and How Did We Get Here?
Jennifer Pegg and Don Souden undertake a Ripperology introspection.

Photographing Miller’s Court
William Michael investigates the hows and whens of the famous photograph.

P.C 225H Reports
Adam Wood and Keith Skinner open the incident book for Part II, 1889 to 1891,



Regulars


Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with more from the news from the 19th century.



News and Views


I Beg to Report
From a headstone for Inspector Abberline to Victorian whales, if it happened, you’ll find it here.

I Beg to Report: Inspector Helson’s Tobacco Pot
The Head of J Division’s pot is purchased by the Friends of the Metropolitan Police.

I Beg to Report: Newly-published Whitechapel Photographs
A subscriber to the Rip opens her photo album at 1971.

I Beg to Report: Frogg Moody’s
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper in Washington DC.
We report on how the musical fares on its Atlantic crossing.

I Beg to Report: Another Peabody Library Suffers Damage
A fire ravages the collection in the Peabody Room in Georgetown’s public library.



Books


On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg reviews the latest additions to the True Crime bookshelf.



Ripperologist magazine was founded in 1994 by Mark Galloway.

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