Was This Person Jerome?
It goes without saying that Gamby and Jerome bore a strong resemblance to each other. Both were presumed to be Italian. Both seemed incapable of effective communication. Gamby had both of his legs amputated, as did Jerome. In addition, Gamby disappeared from New Brunswick at the same time Jerome appeared on the coast of Nova Scotia. Were these two men the same person?
Here you will see that many people believe this to be the case. It’s up to you to decide whether they are right.
Chapters in Books
- William Coates Borrett, Jerome Identified, Down East: Another Cargo of Tales Told Under the Old Clock, 1945
- Frederic Addison McGrand, Backward Glance at Sunbury and Queen's, Backward Glance at Sunbury and Queen's, 1967
- A. W. Savary, A. W. Savary to Barn(?), 25/01/1907, January 25, 1907
- A. M. Gidney, A. M. Gidney to A. W. Savary, 05/09/1908, September 5, 1908
- Samuel Gidney, Samuel Gidney to A. W. Savary, 12/10/1908, October 12, 1908
Newspaper or Magazine Articles
- Editor of Morning Freeman, Article on Abandonned Mutilated Italian, Morning Freeman (St. John, NB), October 17, 1863
- A. W. Savary, Light On The "Jerome" Case, Halifax Xhronicle Herald, November 17, 1898
- C. O. Foss, Interesting sketch of "Gerome", Yarmouth Herald, September 5, 1905
- St. John Daily Sun, Mystery Of The Man At Meteghan Is Explained At Long Last By Senator King., St. John Daily Sun, September 16, 1905
- Unknown, MYSTERY OF THE MAN AT METEGHAN IS EXPLAINED AT LONG LAST BY SENATOR KING., St. John Daily Sun, September 16, 1905
- Unknown, More About the Man at Meteghan, Yarmouth Herald, January 9, 1906
- A. W. Savary, Authentic Story of Jerome the Legless Mystery of Meteghan, Now Related by A.W. Savary, St. John Daily Telegraph, April 1, 1909
- Amphibia, More About Jerome the Legless, St. John Daily Telegraph, April 5, 1909