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Old October 10th, 2016, 06:47 PM   #21
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Hi Marcus


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Old November 10th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #22
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Default Interesting that PAV did in fact have STD

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz41utXT23u
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Old November 11th, 2016, 07:14 AM   #23
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Old November 17th, 2016, 09:11 AM   #24
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Hi Marcus,

Thanks for your two posts regarding Prince Albert Victor’s supposed STD and the letters of 1891, referring to “Miss Richardson”.
The suggestion that PAV was suffering from an STD has been around for some years, I first read it in a book well over ten years ago. Itseems that around 1885 PAV made the acquaintance of a young doctor by the nameof Alfred Fripp, they both got along well and became good friends, whilst theywere both on holiday in Scarborough it seems that Fripp wrote a prescription for PAV, which was for a medicine to treat a sexually transmitted disease. This was just the basis of the story, although unfortunately I can no longer remember the title of the book in which it appears, perhaps someone else on the boards may be able to refresh my memory.
However I have never before seen the letters you have posted which very much support the story and I do appreciate your having posted them here.

With regard to the letter mentioning Miss Richardson, this is one of two letters written by PAV to his solicitor George Lewis, they turned up about ten years ago and were sold at auction in London; the buyer being author Patricia Cornwell who used them in her book “Jack The Ripper Case Closed”.
Since the publication of Miss Cornwell’s book the idea has got about that Miss Richardson and the other unnamed lady in the second letter were both prostitutes, something which I disagree with. I have discovered the real identity of Miss Richardson, her given name being Maud, she was an actress, and at sometime appeared at the Gaiety Theatre – the same one were Lydia Manton appeared.Although it cannot be proved I think it very likely that Lydia may be the lady referred too in the second letter.
These two letters are reviewed in “Taken As Magnificent: The Lydia Manton Affair”, by Robert Linford, David O’Flaherty and myself,Ripperologist Magazine 129 December 2012. The article includes further details of the extraordinary Miss Richardson as well as some interesting background material on your family history, including an obituary of your great greatgrandfather Edmund Miller.

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Old November 17th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #25
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Hi John


Was it Cecil Roberts's book? Or Deborah Macdonald's?
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Old November 17th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #26
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Hi Robert,


Cecil Roberts does not ring a bell with me I am afraid.


There may well be a mention of Fripp in Debra MacDonalds book, but I am sure I already knew the story before that was published.


Thanks anyway.


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Old November 17th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #27
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Oh well, we have a suggestion about Roche :


http://www.andrewcollins.com/page/news/Eddy.htm
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