Joseph Russo is a massive fanboy of the Archives, including thoroughly reading the leaked cases from 1999. He is an artist, and believes the Illuminate exists.
He went to the tip near Wood Green and had a look through the items that were good enough to sell. He was shown a wicker basket full of books which were of interest for a project. In the pile, he saw 'The Tale of a Field Hospital' by Sir Frederick Treves which was about his accounts in a field hospital during the second Boer War. Joseph thought it may be a first edition due to it's age, although the pages looked like they were printed at different times, leading him to believe it was a draft copy.
Joseph had read the book before and noticed some inconcsistencies. Chapter 13 is about men who dig graves for people who died in the hospital. However, in Joseph's version, Private Amhurst is the only man who has a sense of decorum. Sweat doesn't touch his jacket and flies cloud around him. The narrator notes that he has the same name as dealer in smallpox. The next day, Private Amhurst died of Typhoid suddenly after saluting the narrator, Frederick Treeves.
Joseph remarks that this was not in the printed version.
In Chapter 19: The Story of the Restless Man, a wounded man keeps giving up his bed for others, until he is ordered to stay in his bed. In this original version, Private Amhurst is brought in with a broken thigh. The morning after being placed in a bed, he is found on the floor. He says "You see, doctor, I am such a restless man." The next morning the same thing happens, but this time in his bed is a man who had been shot through the chest. He died unexpectedly due to his wound turning septic. The next morning another man was in his bed and he died due to an infected wound. The narrator could not understand how Private Amhurst kept getting out of the bed. Eventually, his wound became gangrenous. His final words were "But you see, Doctor, I am such a restless man."
In the final chapter, Chapter 30: Sick Transit Gloria Mundi, the narrator describes Private Amhurst staggering back towards the hospital in a state of disarray, black with flies. He claimed to have come from the concentration camps and he wanted to share what the Boers experienced. He talked of the diseases there before dying on the spot. The man who came to bury him also died.
Joseph handed the book over to the care of the Magnus Institute.
Post-Statement Follow-Up Edit
Joseph died two days after giving his statement caused by blood poisoning from a wound in his hand. The medical records explain that the putrefaction was faster than possible, and Jonathan expects that this the book is a Leitner tome.
Jonathan confirms that the book was published in 1900. Tim found the text online and confirmed that the copies of the chapters Joseph wrote did not match the published version. The official version didn't mention the concentration camps.
Jonathan wonders if this person is related to John Amhurst (from episodes 36 and 55), could it be the same man, or a descendant?
In the book, Treves mentions a possible connection to Jeffory Amhurst, 18th century baronet, who gave small-pox infested blankets to native americans during the French and Indian Wars.
Jonathan wonders if Amhurst is related to Jane Prentiss with their connection to insects, and that they both make Jonathan feel unclean, like the diseases that mark them.
Jonathan went down into the tunnels and got lost. He feels like he is being followed by whatever is in the tunnels, before bumping into Sasha. She claims to have come back for her coat and saw the open hatch to the tunnels. She seems to have problems thinking clearly in the tunnels and Jonathan caught a glimpse of the creature that has become Sasha's personality.