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Nice & detailed content on the Jack the Ripper case...



Item # 704681

November 13, 1888

THE TIMES, London, Nov. 13, 1888 

* Jack the Ripper Whitechapel murders
* Killing of Mary Jane Kelly (last victim)
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)


"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 over two columns taken up with some great content headed: "The Whitechapel Murder" which includes much comment from area residents concerning the Jack the Ripper situation and the on-going investigations. The article begins: "During yesterday several arrests were made, but after a short examination in all cases the persons were set at liberty as it was felt certain they had no connexion with the crime..." Further on is: "...opened the inquiry into the cause of the death of Mary Jane Kelly, the young woman who was found dead & horribly mutilated on Friday morning last..." followed by much testimony who knew her.
Mary Jane Kelly was the fifth, and considered last, of the "canonical five" victims of Jack the Ripper. Other murders of women in the vicinity could not be conclusively tied to the work of Jack The Ripper.
Also on page 210 is: "The East-End Murders And What Is To Be Done" being a letter to the editor which has some fine content & includes: "...this crisis I share with my neighbours in the horror of the situation. Our hearts are disquieted within us, & the fear of death is fallen upon us..." with more.
Complete in 16 pages, in uncommonly nice, clean condition.

Category: Post-Civil War