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1900 Three Nuns Hotel, Aldgate., E. M/S Title. Size 8vo, 21 x 15cm Bound in original half black leather over black cloth, manuscript paper label to front, front hinge cracked. All edges marbled. Original marbled endpapers. Booksellers ticket to front paste down ‘G. W. Beamand & Son, 75 Aldgate High St., E.’ Price 2/-. Contains 101 M/S Costed Menus. Prices range from 2/6 per head up to 21/- per head (with appropriate wines, port, liqueurs for each course) Written in a neat, clear hand. The first 52 menus written on one side of the page only. Some are special menus for The Masons only, Prince Leopold, Chums Referee Dinner. Delicious 5 & 6 course menus. A fascinating insight into the quality and cost of food served in this infamous Victorian London Hotel of the Whitechapel area, less than a decade after the last Jack the Ripper murder.
Dealer Notes
Three Nuns, 11 Aldgate High St. London.
Present as an inn by 1665 when mentioned in Defoe’s ‘History of the Plague’ A well known coaching-inn, with galleried yard etc, located close to the old gates (‘Aldgate’) which opened to the city of London.
Was rebuilt in 1876 and sadly demolished in the 1970’s

The Three Nuns Hotel entered into the Ripper case several times during the autumn of 1888.
On the night of the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, Albert Bachert, a local engraver whilst drinking in the hotel bar, was approached by a man regarding some of the women who were soliciting outside. The man became a suspect & a statement was given.
Working men of the east-end of London met at the Three Nuns to consider what action they should take regarding the recent murders. The newly formed Workmen’s Vigilance Committee met thereafter at The Three Nuns.
Chief Inspector Abberline, who investigated The Ripper murders, had his retirement dinner at The Three Nuns. The ceremony was so popular that a large public crowd stood outside the Hotel during the ceremony, hoping to get a glimpse of the famous detective.
The Three Nuns was significant & the scene of several incidents related to the Whitechapel Murders.
Author Three Nuns Hotel Aldgate
Date 1900
Binding Half Black Leather
Publisher -
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages 101 pages of menus

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