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BBC Contact[edit]

Hi Jack sorry to contact you in such a manner but I can't seem to find any other another way of doing so (I am very new to Wiki and a complete novice). I was hoping to contact you in the hope that you would allow us to use one of the images you have uploaded of Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy. We are making a documenatry about the history of weather forecasting and we would love to use this image. Please do contact me on Many Thanks

Robert Lowe[edit]

Have just run across your excellent image of Ape's 3-D caricature in the NPG. Delicious! Tim riley (talk) 20:53, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Thomas Wooldridge[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Olivia Robertson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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fascinating people
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about people, even some you know personally, and for your vast interests, from Biblical archeology to tv programmes in which you appeared, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 239th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 239th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 239 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:24, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Manuel Perez (animator)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Dorset street[edit]

Hi Jack,

You posted a photograph of Dorset street on the page about Jack London's "People of the Abyss". I am researching this area and would be interested in using the photo. Do you own the rights to it or are you able to tell me who does?


KM — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:20, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. As the image was first published in 1902 under international copyright law no one owns the copyright. It can be freely used. Jack1956 (talk) 15:25, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Black Mike Winage[edit]

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DYK for William L. Carlisle[edit]

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DYK for Coralie Blythe[edit]

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DYK for Stanley Mordaunt Leathes[edit]

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DYK for John Beresford Leathes[edit]

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DYK for Trilby (play)[edit]

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Help a new DYK reviewer?[edit]

Hi, saw you reviewed and blessed Elmer Flick at DYK, immediately under that article at T:TDYK is Beholder (horse), which has been reviewed and approved, but the reviewer noted that he/she would like one other person to look over the review because it is their first-ever DYK review. Would you be able to pop over and do so? (My nomination, so I can't). Thanks! Montanabw(talk) 23:07, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for looking at the review, much appreciated --Bcp67 (talk) 07:41, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Farren Soutar[edit]

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DYK for Robert Soutar[edit]

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Peer review[edit]

What ho, Jack! I don't usually bother you with my peer reviews, as I don't think you go in for such things as a rule, but I think perhaps Ralph Richardson might be of interest to you. Quite understand if not, and there is absolutely no hurry at all even if you are interested. If you do look in, please run an eye over the short list of questions at the top of the peer review page, on which I'd be grateful for colleagues' thoughts. – Tim riley (talk) 20:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

100 DYKs![edit]

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Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Your 100 articles on a wide variety of people and topics make Wikipedia a much more interesting and informative place! Keep up the good work! Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

File:St Marys Hitchin.JPG[edit]

Was this taken on an overcast day, or early evening perhaps? It seemed a touch dark. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:48, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, I think it was a bit overcast that day. I will try and brighten it and reupload it tomorrow. Jack1956 (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
We can keep both :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:29, 21 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi. An image you uploaded made me curious: File:Josephusbust.jpg. Can you point at that source book? Do you remember if it had anything to say about the bust itself? Thx, trespassers william (talk) 21:42, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mrs Howard Paul[edit]

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I can see how you could easily be caught in autoblocks, so I have reinstated your IPBE. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 11:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I have had this problem before and received an exemption. Jack1956 (talk) 10:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

You should go to WP:IPBE and use the email interface there to request a permanent exemption, then. Daniel Case (talk) 02:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

IP block exempt[edit]

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Thank you very much. That is very helpful Jack1956 (talk) 11:56, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Howard Paul[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Did you know? Well I didn't, and much enjoyed reading about him. Thank you for this article, Jack. Tim riley talk 18:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Rodgers[edit]

Thank you for your review. Margaret was indeed a remarkable woman. She was extraordinarily canny and diplomatic, and a real survivor. Would have made an excellent prime minister. I observe that you are located in England; let me say that the fact that Margaret succeeded in working with four archbishops who were as essentially different as Marcus Loane, Donald Robinson (bishop), Harry Goodhew and Peter Jensen (bishop) is amazing in itself. The article Anglican Diocese of Sydney gives part of the picture. Amandajm (talk) 00:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

It was a great read about a fascinating woman. The article itself was a pleasure to review - well written and fully referenced. Jack1956 (talk) 06:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Frederick Federici[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Rodgers (deaconess)[edit]

[1] No. I am really not happy about that hook. I had already removed the additional quotation that the hook is based on, before I realised that EEng had turned it into a hook and you had OKed it. I have left my reasons. The subject has only been dead a fortnight. I was at her funeral and her memorial service. I want the article to do her justice. The addition to the article (on which that hook was based) put a focus on her media role that overshadowed ever other aspect of her remarkable life. Amandajm (talk) 10:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Jack! Yes, Margaret really was a remarkable person. If you come from out of the diocese and are ignorant of the politics in Sydney, it is hard to appreciate just how very remarkable she was. I believe that her commitment was to the survival and preservation of the Anglican Church in Sydney, and that one of her main skills was what you might call "damage control". Several speakers at the memorial service got dangerously close to being non-p.c.. There was a point at which I thought that the dean, (who conducted interviews of the various speakers, wearing a suit and tie, like a T.V presenter) was going to spit the dummy. The bishops, of whom there were a number present, were properly attired. Unfortunately, the Bishop of Gippsland's funeral was the same day, and a number of people who wanted to attend both, couldn't. Amandajm (talk) 10:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Of course, just from reading an article we can never really get the feel of a personality and what they actually really achieved in their lives and the effect they had on others. I hope people get some sense of this remarkable lady from your article. Jack1956 (talk) 11:01, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Great work on the article. I started it as a stub a while back having been passionate about the Dickin Medal. Glad to see it evolve. Best to you. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hippodrome, Aldershot[edit]

Hi Jack. I've just been looking through your interesting article which reminded me of many of the variety stars of my early days. I took the liberty of moving the title simply to Hippodrome, Aldershot (in line with Hippodrome, London, etc.) as this appears to be the usual style. It also makes it easier to find the article in searches. I found the capitalised "The Hippodrome" unusual in the running text and changed the definite article to lower case. I look forward to seeing the article on DYK soon.--Ipigott (talk) 05:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hippodrome, Aldershot[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice one! You might be interested in expanding Tom Leamore..♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

British Newspapers Archive[edit]

Hey Jack1956, I recently saw your DYK for Hippodrome, Aldershot and thought that you would be a really good candidate for one of the accounts from the The Wikipedia Library for access to British Newspaper Archive. If you are interested, feel free to sign up at WP:BNA, Sadads (talk) 16:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Diary of a Nobody first.jpg[edit]

Hey Jack1955,I work with Professor Philip Nel and he is writing another book about Crocket Johnson's Barnaby, and apparantly the Diary of a Nobody was a favourite of Crocket Johnson. Phil noticed your cover to the first edition and admired it. He wanted me to help him contact you because he would like to have access to a scan/copy of the first edition. Would you mind if I put you in contact with him off-wiki? If that is okay, go ahead and send me a a user email. Thanks much! Sadads (talk) 14:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Schalcken the Painter[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For some great edits on Miles Malleson, on New Year's Day. Your work elsewhere is also very much appreciated! Happy new year! CassiantoTalk 22:59, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

One of the holy grails of ripperology[edit]

Hi Jack, Yasou.

I saw your edit here and was wondering that if you should happen to have access to primary documents, would you try finding anything with Chapman's handwriting? Before his execution, he intentionally avoided writing and inferred that the priest was trying to trick him into getting his handwriting (Sugden). That writing is out there somewhere on a ship's manifest, catholic registry, British immigration or census records or as you have found, maybe on a marriage license. Chapman had more than one marriage so the potential is there. Obviously, comparison to the Lusk letter is the eventual goal. I'm sure it may be a challenge but you seem to be resourceful enough to succeed. So, if you just happen to meander in the archives... :)
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 23:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I'll give it a go. Always up for a challenge! Jack1956 (talk) 23:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Outstanding. The discovery and book deals are yours...I just want to see it happen. Do you have Sugden's The Complete History of Jack the Ripper? That has the most-detailed treatise on Chapman that I know of and it may give you ideas...this may also help. Cheers...that makes me really happy to know someone is trying.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 00:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Oops. I linked to the trial doc but meant to link this suspect page.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I have found a marriage date of 1889 to Lucie and what appears to be another wife, and am still searching for a signature. Jack1956 (talk) 09:37, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm really sorry but after a thorough search I have not been able to find a signature or sample of handwriting. Sorry. Jack1956 (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

That's okay. I really appreciate that you tried and I see that you are making improvements to the article from your search efforts so it was a winning proposition nonetheless. You may still yet think of other places to look at a later time. Cheers,
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:27, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Llewellyn Cadwaladr[edit]

Harrias talk 06:26, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Whoops ...[edit]

Did I just manage to wipe out your comment on Talk:Maddie Ziegler? If so, I apologise profusely, it was certainly unintentional! SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:54, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem. Jack1956 (talk) 08:57, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Would you like me to try restoring it, or is it better for you to add it again yourself? SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:02, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Seems to be still there. Jack1956 (talk) 09:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Weird, I can see it now. Maybe it's to do with this problem again? Anyway, sorry to bother you. SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

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I'm burning the candle at both ends, oh well[edit]

What a fine drummer he was. This track a triumph, I feel. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:50, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A great loss and still sadly missed in his native Aldershot where he still has family. Jack1956 (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
A tragic loss. And I'm glad that he now gets recognition here. Thanks for your fine efforts, Jack. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:00, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Martin. That is very kind of you and I appreciate it. Jack1956 (talk) 23:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. That is very kind of you. 16:06, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


Hello Jack,

My name is Lottie Smith. I have various Dickens connections to my family tree. My 4th great grandfather was Frederick Evans the printer/publisher/friend of Charles Dickens, you have most likely come across his name with association to Bradbury and Evans. I am actually attempting to write a fictional story based on the friendship fo Frederick and Charles, I am obviously a bit prejudice but I believe their tale is very much underrated as a story and I want to tell it. I have noticed your contributions to the Dickens wiki pages and am interested in corresponding with you about trying to get more information on the families and also photographs. If you would like to speak with me my email is

Thank you for all the help you have been so far!

Kind Regards,

Lottie — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:18, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Eileen Sharp[edit]

Hi Jack, thank you for the wonderful articles you've created on Gilbert & Sullivan and various cast members of the D'Oyly Carte. I wanted to contact you about my grandmother Eileen Sharp who was a mezzo-soprano and much loved member of the cast in the '20s before appearing in a number of roles on the 'legitimate' stage. You can see the Bassano portrait of her as Mad Margaret in the National Portrait Gallery online archive. There is also a captivating portrait by Count Michael de Torby and a series of prints by Einar Nerman for The Tatler, playing rather daringly for the period, a Tahitian native, opposite Henry Ainley as Gauguin in Somerset Maugham's 'The Moon & Sixpence'. I have a book and all the archive material from the V&A Theatre Archive but would dearly love to connect with a reputable Wikipedia member who might be kind enough to take an interest in helping document this on the site so more people can know of her so she is not forgotten. I would be completely lost attempting this on my own and not able to do this justice as it is clearly quite an art form. Sadly much was lost in a fire when she died rather young so it has been truly fascinating discovering her story now that so much of what would have previously been lost forever can be shared publicly in new archives online. If you have any advice on how I might contact you or any other thoughts it would be lovely to hear from you. Many thanks, Daisy Shields — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

  • I would be honoured to attempt this for you. I have made a start here at Eileen Sharp. Can you help me out with any personal information, such as where she was educated, who her parents and husband were, why she died so young, etc? Jack1956 (talk) 17:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
    • I too would be honoured to help out. Although not that familiar with D'Oyly Carte, I do have knowledge within the English music hall era. I'd be happy to help out. CassiantoTalk 19:10, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your wonderful article which is so exciting to see, I will check back with my father what else we have. Apologies for doubling up I just sent a message to SSilvers as I do have some wonderful portraits which could be added, a lovely one of her playing the Fairy Queen, the DeTorby portrait, perhaps I could send what I have? Thank you again Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:11, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Jack and Ms. Shields, can we please continue this discussion at User talk:Ilovevinyl, so that it is all in one place? All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Just to confirm I've continued this thread at my own talk page, currently trying to work out where best to share the images and cuttings−−Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for making sure Eileen Sharp, mezzo-soprano and actress, is recorded and remembered in your excellent article Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you - that's very kind of you. It was a pleasure to be able to help with it. Jack1956 (talk) 21:09, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Could you possibly advise where I could send a small handful of photographs and cuttings I have of her, in case any of these are acceptable to be included? Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:16, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Send them to me at

Just to let you know I've sent those through to you and to Ssilvers, but having a few email issues this week so just wanted to quickly check if you received them okay? Ilovevinyl (talk) 15:45, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Eileen Sharp[edit]

Nominated at DYK: Template:Did you know nominations/Eileen Sharp. -- Ssilvers (talk) 10:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Dear Jack1956 could you let me know whether you received the further info on Eileen Sharp I sent across? I don't want to re-send these and clutter your inbox if you've already got them, and unfortunately all the messages I sent to Ssilvers have bounced back. I'm wondering if it's an issue with my server... I had a lot of progress on permissions to use the images all of which I've outlined in the email... Very many thanksIlovevinyl (talk) 16:20, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for tirelessly editing Eileen's page, it is fascinating and a brilliant piece of work! Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:28, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

C.H. Chapman[edit]

Hi Jack, just wanted to let you know I reverted your most recent edit to C.H. Chapman because the image you upload doesn't appear to have been uploaded correctly. Thanks Isabelle 21:42, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, just saw your edit summary saying that you were still trying to upload it. Sorry about the mix-up! Isabelle 21:44, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Eileen Sharp[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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May 2016 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

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Rfc on another Jack[edit]

Hi. I've opened an Rfc here Talk:The_Sins_of_the_Cities_of_the_Plain and am hoping for some feedback. I selected you off the Feedback list because it concerns a character called Jack! Even better, I noted on your Talk page the Ripper articles, and this concerns someone who lived for a time in Cleveland St near Mr Sickert. So it's neighbourhood stuff. ;-) Engleham (talk) 17:12, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Lowestoft Maritime Museum[edit]

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Laurence Irving[edit]

Hi Jack1956,

I like your work. I have been reading about Laurence Irving and can you please tell you where the information about what he did in the war. helping Peter Fleming to recruit and train an underground force of saboteurs.


  • thanks for your message. If I remember rightly that info came from his autobiography 'Great Interruption'. Jack1956 (talk) 22:13, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

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