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Ripperologist No. 53: May 2004

1. Assumptions
Editorial by Paul Begg
30. Newspaper Trawl
Information unearthed by Chris Scott
33. In Brief
34. Jack on the Net
36. I Beg To Report
All the news that’s fit to print. And sometimes not...
The Adventures of Inspector Abberline Jr
47. On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg on True Crime books you simply should have on your shelf
53. The Last Word
Words of wisdom from Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
4. Competition: Win a copy of the revised and republished Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow
5. Historical Mysteries and Modern Science
Jan Bondeson on the solutions provided by DNA
9. The Polish Jew Suspect - Jewish Witness Connection: Some Further Speculations
Scott Nelson discusses Kosminski, Levy and Hyams
17. Peabody Buildings, Commercial Street
Coral Kelly updates the story of George Peabody
20. Samuel Montagu
Christopher T George on the Member of Parliament for Whitechapel and Tower Hamlets
26. Wallah Wallah Cat’s Meat
Rob Hills ties his ongoing research together to present his suspect...
35. Obituary
Sir Peter Ustinov: Actor, Writer, Raconteur
42. Dan Norder takes over Ripper Notes
Chris George chats with the new incumbent of the Editorial hotseat
44. Baltimore Jack the Ripper Conference Report
The Rip’s man on the ground, Chris George, gives us the inside news
44. The Complete Jack the Ripper, Pitkin Guide to the Ripper, Eliminating the Suspects, Clara Collet and more!

COVER ILLUSTRATION: Anna Anderson: her claim to be the sole surviving Romanov was disproved by DNA testing ©Adam Wood

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “I remembered one in particular, Jack the Ripper’s mother, asking him, “How come you never take out the same girl twice?” ...OH, KAYE! Times Picayune - New Orleans, LA, USA

We have endeavoured to credit photo copyright to known sources and apologise to any copyright holders we have overlooked. We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: the British Library, Ally Reinecke and Stephen Ryder. Thank you!