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Oxford police records, including:

  1. Thirty-four volumes containing reports entered nightly by the inspectors of the Oxford Police between 5 October 1829 and 1 January 1869, relating to the condition of their men and the occurrences on the various beats
  2. Police record of prostitutes, 1827-68
  3. Six volumes written by Proctors and Pro-Proctors and containing entries in roughly alphabetical order relating to the caution, detention, and committal of prostitutes, 1822-1853
  4. Six alphabetical registers, 1831-68, of persons reported to or detained by the University Police


  • Creation: 1822-69


52 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 129].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 129-63, c. 320-2, e. 242-55

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13354

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the Library from the Proctor' Office in 1929.


Oxford Police Records
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom