Jack the Ripper: An Encyclopedia

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - Reference - 304 pages
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A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers.


* 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors

* Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine

* A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913

* 12 maps detailing the location of each murder

* Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper

 

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Contents

The Victims
1
Annie Millwood
2
Ada Wilson
3
Emma Elizabeth Smith
4
Martha Tabram
6
Mary Ann Nichols
12
Annie Chapman
26
Susan Ward
36
8 October 1888 Letter
160
Dr Openshaw Letter of 19 October 1888
163
Conclusions
164
Miscellaneous
167
Bloodhounds
168
Convalescent Police Seaside Home
169
Dearden Dr Harold
170
Goulston Street Graffito
171

Catherine Eddowes
48
The Whitehall Mystery
61
Annie Farmer
72
Rose Mylett
73
Elizabeth Jackson
74
The Pinchin Street Torso
79
Frances Coles
82
Summary
84
The Witnesses
93
Best J
94
Bond Dr Thomas
95
Cadoche Albert
96
Coram Thomas
97
Davis John
98
Donovan Timothy
99
Fisher Elizabeth
100
Goldstein Leon
101
Harstein Eva
102
Hughes Catherine
103
Kelly John
104
Kranz Philip
105
Leary Private John
106
Llewellyn Dr Rees Ralph
107
Marshall William
108
McCormack John
109
Mulshaw Patrick
110
Palmer Amelia
111
Pickett Catherine
112
Ptolomay Charles
113
Richardson Thomas
114
Simonds Mary Elizabeth
115
Stevens William
116
Turner William
117
The Police
119
Anderson Dr Robert later Sir
120
Arnold Superintendent Thomas
121
Byfield Sergeant James George
122
Dew Detective Walter
123
Halse Detective
124
Holland Constable James Thomas
125
Jones Sergeant
126
Marriott Detective Constable Edward
127
Moore Chief Inspector Henry
128
Pearse Constable Richard
129
Roots Inspector Thomas
130
Spicer Constable Robert
131
Thompson Constable Ernest
132
White Sergeant Stephen
133
Williamson Chief Constable A F
134
Others Who Played a Part
135
Baxter Wynne Edwin
136
Carthy Mrs
137
Cowdry Samuel and Sarah
138
Fitzgerald Annie
139
Johannes
140
Matthews Right Honourable Henry MP
141
Pash Florence
142
Sims George Robert
143
Walker Mr
144
Descriptions
151
Psychological Descriptions
153
Letters and Correspondence
155
The Dear Boss Letter of 27 September 1888
157
The Saucy Jack Postcard of 1 October 1888
158
Threatening Letter of 6 October 1888
159
Kosminski Wolf
172
Macnaghten Memoranda
175
Madewell Lizzie
177
Maybrick Watch
178
Victoria Queen
179
Myths and Errors
181
Annie Chapman
182
Elizabeth Stride
183
Catherine Eddowes
184
Mary Jane Kelly
185
Rings and Coins Were Found at Annie Chapmans Feet
186
The Victims All Knew Each Other
187
Elizabeth Stride Had Eaten or Held Grapes Just before Her Death
188
The Killer Took the Key of 13 Millers Court with Him
190
The Locations
193
Streets
194
The Suspects
195
Arnold John
196
Avery John
197
Benelius Nikaner
198
Blanchard Alfred Napier
199
Bull William
200
Carroll Lewis
202
Charrington Frederick Nicholas
205
Cornell James
206
Davidson John
207
Denny Joseph
208
Edwards Frank
211
Father of G W B
212
Fogelma
213
Gray Alfred
214
Hutchinson George Britain
215
Isenschmid Jacob
216
Jill the Ripper
217
Kidney Michael
218
Langan John
220
LearyJohn2
221
Ludwig Charles
222
Mason Arthur Henry
223
Matthews Oliver
224
Maybrick James
225
McCarthy John
230
Murphy John
231
Panchenko Dr Dimitru
232
Pizer John
233
Polish Jew
234
Quinn Edward
235
Simm Clarence
236
Stanley Dr
237
Stephenson Robert Donston
238
Swinburne Algernon Charles
239
Thomas Dr William Evan
240
Unknown Male
242
Wassili Nicholai
243
Wirtofsky
244
The Literature
245
Films
255
Summary
258
Resources
259
Other Records
260
Your Own Ripper Walk
271
Summary
275
About the Author
285
Index
287
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