Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders (Document Pack) Paperback – 1 Jun 2002
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A must for collectors -- Ripperologist
Between August and November 1888 six prostitutes were found murdered in London's East End. The killer, "Jack the Ripper", was never found. This pack tells the story through exact facsimiles of key documents from the Metropolitan Police and Home Office files held at the Public Record Office. The documents include: the "Dear Boss" letter to the police signed "Jack the Ripper", 25 September 1888 - the first appearance of the famous nickname; Scotland Yard report, 6 November 1888 - includes the text of the Ripper letter sent with a piece of human kidney; witness statement by George Hutchinson, 9 November 1888 - who saw the last victim and a suspect on the night of her murder; and the Macnaghten report, 23 February 1894 - naming three Scotland Yard suspects.
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I got the impression from the item description that these would be "aged" like the declaration of independence and constitution replicas you get in the Washington DC souvenier shops. They are not, and rather on fancy photo type paper instead. Out of the 16 document reproductions, some of the police reports are on a high quality copy paper. Also there are little black circles the size of a hole punch with page numbers in the corners of each document (drat!). These are not display pieces. I feel this was a result of my own false hopes and mis-interpretation of the description... so I won't dock any stars for this.
My only legitimate complaint is that I wish there were more documents in it! Otherwise, this set is really nice for studying handwriting and gathering facts. I'm giving this 4 stars as the collection is an excellent "Saucy Jacky" study piece.
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