Jack the Writer: A Verbal & Visual Analysis of the Ripper Correspondence

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The story of the unidentified serial killer in London’s Whitechapel district - known as Jack The Ripper – has been the subject of interest to researchers for over 120 years. The name ascribed to ...
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Major Themes in the Ripper Correspondence

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Dirk C. Gibson


The five major themes quantified in the Ripper correspondence were reported in this chapter. They included; 1) Day/date/time of future murders, 2) Street address and town of future murders, 3) Writer’s address/location given, 4) References to number of committed and/or planned murders, and 5) The Ripper’s travel plans.


Blackheath, Calcutta, Commercial Street Police Station, Dublin, East India Docks Road, Glasgow, Lambeth, Leylands, London Road, Leeds, King’s Cross Road Police Station, Manchester, Parliament. St Pancras Church, Thornton Heath, Ulverston, York Street, Waterloo, West End, Woolwich.


Department of Communication & Journalism University of New Mexico Albuquerque USA