Jorkins was an individual in a detective novel Data was reading in early 2364 to become more prepared for a Dixon Hill adventure. In this novel, he was employed by Silent Forrester. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
The pages seen in the episode were actually from the detective novel,
The Listening Man, by author John A. Moroso. This novel was published in 1924. Information on Jorkins was from pages 139-141.