Jack the Ripper the First Media Murderer

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:

DateVictimCircumstancesFriday 31 August 1888Mary Ann NicholsBuck's Row, WhitechapelSaturday 8 September 1888Annie ChapmanRear Yard at 29 Hanbury Street, SpitalfieldsSunday 30 September 1888Elizabeth StrideYard at side of 40 Berner Street, St Georges-in-the- EastSunday 30 September 1888Catherine EddowesMitre Square, Aldgate, City of LondonFriday 9 November 1888Mary Jane Kelly13 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 TitleDatesQuantityTotal CostTimesSeptember 1888 & 10 September 1888 * Note 12£300.00Times1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 18888£600.00Times17,18,19,20,24,26,27, 28 September 18888£600.00Times2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,15 October 188812£900.00Times16,18,19,30, 22,23,24,25,26,29,30 October 188811£825.00Times12,14,15,16,22,23 November 18886£450.00TimesJuly-December 188898 approx£490.00Glasgow Herald10 September, 1 October & 10 November 18883£450.00Glasgow Herald1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 18888£600.00Glasgow Herald17,18,19,20,24,27,28 September 18887£525.00Glasgow Herald2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,13,15 October 188810£750.00Glasgow Herald12,13 November 18882£150.00Glasgow HeraldJuly-December 1888127 approx£635.00North British Daily Mail * Note 210 September & 1 October 18882£635.00North British Daily Mail1,3,4,11,12,13,14,15 September 18888£600.00North British Daily Mail17,18,19,20,24,27,28 September 18887£525.00North British Daily Mail2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12 October 18889£675.00North British Daily Mail19,20,22 October 18883£225.00North British Daily Mail12,13,14,15,16 November 18885£375.00North British Daily MailJuly-December 1888123 approx£615.00TOTAL£10,925.00Offer 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.