These books contain cuttings taken mainly from The Times and the Morning Herald, and their respective Sunday papers. There is the ocassional entry from a local paper such as the Chelmsford Chronicle. In some cases, the report from a senior officer of the relevant police station submitted to the Commissioner is also included.

Entries for 1829 and 1830 are contained in a single book, as are entries for 1835 and 1836; entries for other years are arranged as a single book per year.

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