Person Male Born 1861 Died 12/10/1934
Costumier and wigmaker. He took over his father's business in 1878, and became very successful, including providing costumes and wigs for productions by Queen Victoria's family. It was claimed that he created a disguise for the murderer Doctor Crippen. He was rumoured to be homosexual, and a public lavatory in Soho was known as 'Clarkson's Cottage'. We have found a reference to a documentary which makes a tenuous claim that he was Jack the Ripper.