The following documents are available for background material when considering the questions on the work sheet. A small image of the document, or the first page of a multi-page document, is displayed for reference purposes.
- Two pictures of watchmen: one outside his hut and the other walking the street.
- Report of the proceedings at eight police offices on Saturday 14th June 1828 (3 pages).
- The evidence of Sir Nathaniel Conant, Chief Magistrate at Bow Street, to the Select Committee, 26th April 1816 (12 pages).
- The evidence of Samuel Taunton, Bow Street Runner, to the Select Committee, 2nd May 1817 (3 pages).
- A map of the City of Westminster, c.1774, with a detail of the Strand area; courtesy of CWA.
- Liberty of the Rolls Minutes for 8th September 1824 (3 pages); courtesy of CWA.
- St Martin complaint book, 1824; courtesy of CWA.
- Minutes of a Special Meeting of the St Mary le Strand Watch Trustees, 16th January 1822; courtesy of CWA.
- St James’s Charge Book for the 24th and 25th August 1822; courtesy of CWA.
- Rolls Table of Beats for 1816; courtesy of CWA.
- St James’s Attendance Book for 1st October 1822; courtesy of CWA.
- Notice displayed in 1818 in the Hamlet of Ratcliffe listing the Constables and Headboroughs.
- The reward poster following the murder of Timothy and Celia Marr on 8th December 1811.
- The evidence of James Bartlett, watch house keeper, St Paul Covent Garden, to the Select Committee, 26th April 1816 (2 pages).
- The evidence of Thomas Goodwin, constable for St Giles Holborn, to the Select Committee, 29th April 1817 (2 pages).
- Prints of Sir Robert Peel, the first two commissioners Sir Charles Rowan and Richard Mayne, and the first receiver John Wray.
- Sign Manual for Richard Mayne's appointment as a Justice of the Peace, 7th July 1829 (3 pages).
- Letter from Peel to Rowan and Mayne, 20th July 1829 (7 pages).
- A letter from Peel to Wray, 10th July 1829.
- A handbill of Peel’s Police: Raw Lobsters, Blue Devils, dated 10th November 1830.
- Photographs of police officers in uniform with top hats: early uniform, 1829-64, Sydenham Police, c.1860, and an early peeler.
- A map of the Metropolitan Police District, 1837.
Note: CWA - City of Westminster Archives.
Some of the original documents have a tall and narrow aspect ratio making it difficult to fit them onto a single page for printing whilst retaining their legibilty. In such cases the page image of the document has been split into two to give a continuation page.