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"Jack the Ripper" mentioned twice in the report...



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October 20, 1888

THE TIMES, London, England, October 20, 1888 

* Jack the Ripper Whitechapel murders
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)


During the last half of 1888 the East End of London, primarily the Whitechapel district, was terrorized by a murderer who came to be known as Jack The Ripper. His infamous & brutal crime spree was reported in newspapers around the world--indeed, most American newspapers from 1888 reported his deeds.
But certainly the very best newspaper to find such reports would be from London--and "The Times". This is that very newspaper.
The top of page 7 has a report headed: "The Murders In London" which is very rare in that it is one of just a few we've found thus far which actually mentions the words "Jack the Ripper" within the body of the text, and this issue has the words mentioned twice. The report takes less than 5 inches, portions including: "...The house-to-house search is completed and has led to no discovery of any value...Intelligence was received by the detectives that yesterday afternoon in Islington a strange man was observed to write on a wall the words, 'I am Jack the Ripper.' He was pursued for some distance but got clear away. The horrible incident of the box containing a portion of a kidney sent to Mr. Lusk...is not generally regarded as a practical joke...the last letter sent by 'Jack the Ripper' was read over to them...the writer intimated his intention of committing further murders last night..." with a bit more.
Complete in 16 pages, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Post-Civil War