Could that English artist thought to be Jack the Ripper also answer to the name Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll)? This comes from a theory by Richard Wallace published in his book “Light-hearted Friend,” and excerpted in Harper’s, November, 1996. Wallace bases his assertion on a series of anagrams he’s pulled from Dodgson’s writings and letters received by Scotland Yard from Jack the Ripper. This one is for the annals of people with too much time on their hands.

- Megan Wilson [Saturday, December 8th, 2001]


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