Jack the Ripper Newspaper Collection

The Original Newspapers printed on the day, covering the gruesome events of the Ripper and Whitechapel murders in 1888.

These newspapers are original (not copies), and cover all the Murders and key reports of the Ripper as they happened, and as reported in The Times, and various other papers.

The news reports cover the deaths of the 5 victims generally looked upon as Jack The Ripper Murders:

Date Victim Circumstances
Friday 31 August 1888 Mary Ann Nichols Buck's Row, Whitechapel
Saturday 8 September 1888 Annie Chapman Rear Yard at 29 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields
Sunday 30 September 1888 Elizabeth Stride Yard at side of 40 Berner Street, St Georges-in-the- East
Sunday 30 September 1888 Catherine Eddowes Mitre Square, Aldgate, City of London
Friday 9 November 1888 Mary Jane Kelly 13 Miller's Court, 26 Dorset Street Spitalfields

Read about the awful and gruesome scenes, the increasing panic hitting London as it becomes clear there is a serial killer on the loose and the failing police efforts to find the killer. Read reports on how throat cutting attended the murders of Nichols, Chapman, Stride, Eddowes, and Kelly. In all except the cases of Stride there was abdominal mutilation. In the case of Chapman the uterus was taken away by the killer; Eddowes' uterus and left kidney were taken; and in Kelly's case, evidence suggests, the heart.

Early Times Newspaper

As you read through the press reports it becomes clear the murders were considered too much for the local Whitechapel (H) Division C.I.D, headed by Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, to handle alone. Assistance was sent from the Central Office at Scotland Yard, after the Nichols murder, in the persons of Detective Inspectors, Frederick George Abberline, Henry Moore, and Walter Andrews, together with a team of subordinate officers. Reinforcements were drafted into the area to supplement the local men. After the Eddowes murder the City Police, under Detective Inspector James McWilliam, were also engaged on the hunt for the killer.

Every one of these murders remained unsolved, no person was ever convicted of any of them.

The Newspaper Collection also contains other dates between July and December 1888 which do not directly cover reports of the attacks, but provide a wonderful insight into the period.

The offer price shown is based on selling the collection as a whole, but individual bids for parts of the collection will be considered.

The Jack The Ripper Collection – Available Original Newspaper List

Newspaper Title Dates Quantity Total Cost
Times September 1888 & 10 September 1888 * Note 1 2 £300.00
Times 1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 1888 8 £600.00
Times 17,18,19,20,24,26,27, 28 September 1888 8 £600.00
Times 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,15 October 1888 12 £900.00
Times 16,18,19,30, 22,23,24,25,26,29,30 October 1888 11 £825.00
Times 12,14,15,16,22,23 November 1888 6 £450.00
Times July-December 1888 98 approx £490.00
Glasgow Herald 10 September, 1 October & 10 November 1888 3 £450.00
Glasgow Herald 1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 1888 8 £600.00
Glasgow Herald 17,18,19,20,24,27,28 September 1888 7 £525.00
Glasgow Herald 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,13,15 October 1888 10 £750.00
Glasgow Herald 12,13 November 1888 2 £150.00
Glasgow Herald July-December 1888 127 approx £635.00
North British Daily Mail * Note 2 10 September & 1 October 1888 2 £635.00
North British Daily Mail 1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 1888 8 £600.00
North British Daily Mail 17,18,19,20,24,27,28 September 1888 7 £525.00
North British Daily Mail 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12 October 1888 9 £675.00
North British Daily Mail 19,20,22 October 1888 3 £225.00
North British Daily Mail 12,13,14,15,16 November 1888 5 £375.00
North British Daily Mail July-December 1888 123 approx £615.00
TOTAL £10,925.00
Offer Price £2,500

*NOTE 1 - We are out of stock of the Times for 1 October & 10 November 1888
*NOTE 2 - North British Daily Mail was a Glasgow newspaper unrelated to Daily Mail

The offer price shown is based on selling the collection as a whole, but individual offers for parts of the collection will be considered.

This collection is owned by Historic Newspapers an established archive business of over 30 years. Historic own the largest private archive of British Newspapers and today have over 7m in stock dating back to 1685.

Please call John McMillan on 01988 402 132 for Newspaper Research Services if interested in these or any other key dates, from Nelson’s victory at the Nile and Trafalgar, Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, Queen Victoria’s coronation and funeral to more recent events such as Kennedy’s assassination, the lunar landings, and 9-11.

Original Jack The Ripper Newspapers for sale covering the Whitechapel murders as they were reported at the time during the 1800's. Choose a single newspaper or the entire collection, with huge savings.