THE POLICE GAZETTE
Part 1: The Police Gazette - Issues for 1866-1878, 1882-1897 & 1899-1900 from the Cambridgeshire Police Archives
The Police Gazette is an invaluable resource for all those interested in:
- The history of crime.
- The changing role of the police from the Georgian through to the Victorian periods.
- The social history of possessions.
- 'Transportation' to Australia.
- Desertion from the armed forces.
- Genealogy - it is full of names of missing persons, those involved in crime and those deported or imprisoned.
Despite the fact that it was widely issued (to every major police station; to magistrates, mayors and justices of the peace; to the commanding officers of every regiment; and to government officials at home and abroad) it is now incredibly scarce. Les Waters of the Police History Society carried out an extensive survey to try to piece together a complete set. This project is a direct result of his work. The aim of this microfilm project is to assemble a 129 year run of the journal from 1772 through to 1900 by filming various scattered holdings.
Part 1 makes available issues for 1866-1869, 1871-1878, 1882-1897 & 1899-1900 from the holdings of the Cambridgeshire Police Archive (covering 30 years, representing 23% of the total run from 1772 to 1900).