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  • New Independent Review : Issue 3 April 2012

    With any sort of luck besides the "worst of luck," the next issue of the New Independent Review should be in subscribers' mailboxes next week. Those who have not yet signed up may get subscription information at: http://newindependentreview.com/ as you'll not want to miss this upcoming issue.

    Leading off, Nicholas Connell writes about crime historian Hargrave Lee Adams, of whom "Fleet Street editors eagerly published the reports by this writer, who was on friendly, personal terms with Senior Officers at Scotland Yard . . ."

    Michael Hawley presents the second part of his article about Charles A. Dunham, a reconsideration of the tale of Dr. Tumblety's anatomical collection. "It is an intriguing prospect that the motive or inspiration behind the Whitechapel killings may have been the Ripper visiting freak-museums," writes the author.

    There is a double-dip from Jonathan Hainsworth this time around as he turns his attention to a new source for the story of the West of England MP who named Druitt as the Ripper. As he explains "Just two days before Frances Coles was murdered -- but not mutilated . . . a potential scoop broke in The Bristol Times and Mirror." Plus, the publication of the Aberconway version of the Macnaghten memoranda has prompted Jonathan to write "Aberconway needs to be understood in its historical context or else it will remain cast adrift rather than seen for what it is . . ."

    There will also be the regular features, including columns by Adam Went, who writes of Frederick Deeming and Lionel Druitt while indulging in some daydreams, and Don Souden ponders why Phoebe Atwood Taylor stopped writing about Asey Mayo at such a young age.

    Don Souden,
    Editor.

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    Issue number 3 should be in subscribers' boxes right now with major new articles by Nick Connell, Mike Hawley and a double dip from Jonathan Hainsworth. If you don't already subscribe you will find full information at http://newindependentreview.com/

    Don Souden,
    Editor.

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        I wonder if anyone else who has read Mike Hawley's fine article has also been taken with the uncanny similarity between the "Florentine Venus," a common anatomical museum exhibit with removable breasts and lower torso, and the MJK death photo? This is even more interesting when you consider that there was an anatomical museum in Whitechapel that even had an exhibit on an earlier "Ripper murder." Certainly makes an argument that Kelly's murderer had seen the Venus.

        Tres interesante.

        Don.

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          Kudos to Adam Went ( According To Adam : Druitt, Deeming, & Daydreaming ) for his latest column in this 3rd issue of the N.I.R.

          Adam expresses his position quite wel.

          I do have one counter argument to offer about Adam's statement ( Adam wisely points out that we do not know why Druitt left the school ) that had Druitt been found out engaging in homosexual behavior with a student that there would have been an immediate dismissal and/or a full investigation.

          I think that the school would not want to make a bad situation worse and might opt to dismiss him without any fanfare ( Such as we find today in 2012) considering the potential damage it might or would do to the school's reputation in the present and in years to come.

          Regardless of how or what led to Druitt's demise, Druitt certainly isn't the only person who went from seemingly having everything going in high gear to having to face a reversal of fortune and end up taking drastic measures to 'deal with' the loss of said fortune.
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