Meaningful Themes in the Ripper Correspondence
Pp. 105-120 (16)
Dirk C. Gibson
This chapter reported and exemplified the fifteen meaningful themes in the
Ripper letters. They included; 1) Promise to send body parts, 2) The knife, 3) Killings
called “work,” 4) Sir Charles Warren, 5) Threats vs. named individuals, 6)
Accomplices, 7) “Catch me,” 8) Men and boys threatened, 9) Past murders mentioned,
10) “Ha ha,” 11) Prostitutes, 12) Other names for the Ripper, 13) Ripper wanted to be
caught, 14) Letters to the press, and 15) Bloodhounds.
Abberline, Accomplices, Bethnal Green, Blackfriar’s, Brody Street,
Bromley Police Station, Cage Lane, “Catch Me, ” City of London Police Office,
Colchester, General Booth, “Ha Ha, ” Hilldrops Crescent, Leman Street Police
Station, Regents Park, Letters to the Press, Spring Heel Jack, Stoke-Newington
Police Station, Upper Holloway, Westminster.
Department of Communication & Journalism University of New Mexico Albuquerque USA