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Friday, 25 May 2018

Dr Crippen's services

Dr Crippen advertises his professional services, 14th December, 1889.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Dr Crippen is finished.

Completed book on Crippen. Enjoyed the research. Just one niggling nugget remains: Dr Crippen had lived in Goldfield, Nevada, prior to going to London and in the famous gold camp had mining property. There he was accused of killing his partner, but a friendly jury freed him.
Only one source for this so it's likely the article is at best embroidered. Dr Crippen was still resident in Salt Lake, May 1892. So if he met and married Cora in New York it was a hurricane romance! and a lie. Just one more curiosity, where was Myron, Dr Crippen's father in 1891? Ardessa lived on her own at Salt Lake and made a living dressmaking. Where was Myron?
Two irritating nuggets ... I'll keep digging - can always add the information later if I do publish now.

Friday, 18 May 2018

The juvenile Hawley Crippen

I have found an early photograph of the juvenile Hawley Crippen - minus glasses but with a squint. I intended to post it here but I've decided to include it in my book - along with the image of Belle Elmore on stage when she was eighteen. This leaves me with just two pictures, which seems rather meagre. The book either includes a wealth of images or it doesn't.
I'll insert Ethel le Neve's landlady,Mrs Jackson - a photograph sent to me from her ancestor - thank you.
Six is the target, but finding that number of original images will be as much a struggle as writing the book.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Lil Hawthorne

Lil Hawthorne, an American-born British stage and music hall performer, helped Scotland Yard bring Dr. Crippen to justice.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Belle Elmore's grave

The remains in the cellar were buried as those of Belle Elmore before the jury found Dr Crippen guilty.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Bruce Miller.

Bruce Miller. Dr Crippen stated that his wife, Belle Elmore, had an affair with Bruce Miller - entertainer. The 'broken-hearted' Dr Crippen sought solace with the winsone Le Neve before hacking his wife into management portions and burying her in the coal hole.