This is a snippet of cat news in a very short post. Letters written by the infamous Dr Crippen, 6 days before he was hanged for poisoning his wife and while he was at Brixton prison, reveal that he was more concerned about his missing cat and buying a silk blouse for his mistress, Ehel Le Neve, than the fact that his life was about to end.
Also, Dr Crippen was obviously very optimistic that he would be let off and released a mere 6 days before he was hanged. Crippen was executed on November 23, 1910. His letters are to be auctioned by Henry Aldridge & Son.