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Call Number: MS Murray 594    Item: fol. 6
Title: River Clyde Police
Images: [ MS Murray 594 fol. 6 ]
Date of Creation: Between 1800 and 1899
Level of Description: Item
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Content: 19th-century watercolour of a River Clyde policeman, and button, from an album of figures in the old uniforms of the Glasgow Police Force, with drawings of batons, badges, medals, etc. by an unknown 19th century artist. The River Clyde Police were established in 1858. They were responsible for policing the river as far as the tail of the bank, and in 1866 they were absorbed into the Glasgow Police. The Police Museum in Glasgow has a Clyde Police uniform button. James Cowan wrote about his journey in a marine police launch in the 1930s, when the police duties included ensuring that none of the industries lining the Clyde discharged waste oil in the docks, or dumped any rubbish in the river. Caption title: River Clyde Police.
Physical Description: Watercolour on paper. Image: 31.1x13.3 cm. In bound vol.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Material Type: Painting
Accession Number: 1
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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subject: River Clyde Police Force
The River Clyde Police were established in 1858. They were responsible for policing the river as far as the tail of the bank, and in 1866 they were absorbed into the Glasgow Police. …
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