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Bringing Christ to the women of Whitechapel...



Item # 637191

October 26, 1888

THE TIMES, London, England, Oct. 26, 1888  "Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the reports in many newspapers in the United States. It was the international "sensation" of the era, and a case which was never conclusively solved. Not surprisingly, issues of the respected "Times" newspaper from London are the most sought after, being the primary source for Jack the Ripper reports.
Page 10 has an interesting article headed: “A Whitechapel Fund” which is a letter to the editor from Mary J. Kinnaird which begins: “I have begun to raise a fund, to which I invite contributions from your readers, with a view of powerfully bringing the teachings of Christianity to bear on that dark corner in Whitechapel which has been disgraced by such hideous crimes. If the Gospel sufficed to change the cannibal inhabitants of the Fiji Island into a nation of Christian worshipers, it is sufficient and alone sufficient, to turn the darkest spots in London into gardens of the Lord…” followed by a list of her use of raised funds (see images).
Complete in 16 pages and in uncommonly, nice, clean condition. Not the least bit pulpish as would normally be the case, as this issue was apparently stored in a well controlled environment for the last hundred years.

Category: Post-Civil War

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