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    Anaconda Standard
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    Hi Howard

    I think any idea that "Jekyll and Hyde" either provoked the murders or that the performances coincided with the murders is mythical. Of course, Richard Mansfield did stop performing the play in October 1888 in case there was a link with the crimes, so that is I believe historically true.

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    Chris
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    • #3
      Hi all,

      Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know when JtR was first linked/compared to Mr Hyde, i.e. something on the lines of the killer is a Jekyll and Hyde type character?
      Dave
      "From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dave James View Post
        Hi all,

        Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know when JtR was first linked/compared to Mr Hyde, i.e. something on the lines of the killer is a Jekyll and Hyde type character?
        Hi Dave,

        This is from the 1st September 1888;-

        'The police have a theory that they have been perpetrated in fits of drunkenness by members of a gang which is known to have been perambulating the neighbourhood at night for some time past, blackmailing these wretched women. But this is not the popular theory, which points to the existence of a sort of "Mr Hyde," with whom it is a fiendish pastime to entice these unfortunate creatures into some secluded house, and there murder them with every species of revolting barbarity, and afterwards throws their bodies into the streets.' - The Nottingham Evening Post 1 Sept. 1888

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        • #5
          Cheers Mr L

          I'm surprised it was so early.
          Dave
          "From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us."

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          • #6
            Dave:

            So am I surprised at the date of the article.

            Excellent work, Lucky and thanks !!!
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