Sheriff of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Police Office: Police journals

Description

This archive series contains journals from the St. Thomas Police office, 1804-1891. The police journal was a daily report in which the officers recorded everything that took place at the police office including all reports filed. For instance, if enslaved workers filed a complaint against their overseer for maltreatment, if there was a brawl in a rum shop or if dead dogs had been found in town. Consequently, the police journals offers information on daily life, especially in the towns, and on what people in general regarded as a matter for the authorities.

The transcription of the police journals takes a different form than that of for instance the tax records. In this case, we ask for a full text transcription, meaning that the entire text must be transcribed, not just names, places and dates.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/police-court-proceedings-and-police-journals.pdf

The image is a detail of a painting showing the harbor of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, c. 1881. At the center is Fort Christian, which from the 1870s housed the police office. Original held at the Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore, image no. 000035621.

ExtentDocuments: 3518, Approved: 124
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1804 - 1812 289 0 4 293 0 0 293
1812 - 1821 369 0 4 373 0 0 373
1825 - 1826 130 0 5 135 0 0 135
1827 - 1829 291 0 4 295 0 0 295
1829 - 1832 282 0 6 288 0 0 288
1832 - 1838 343 0 9 352 0 0 352
1838 - 1842 222 0 4 226 0 0 226
1844 - 1848 230 0 7 237 0 0 237
1854 - 1857 92 0 6 98 0 0 98
1858 - 1863 288 0 15 303 0 0 303
1863 - 1876 289 0 8 297 0 0 297
1876 - 1883 300 0 9 309 0 0 309
1883 - 1891 269 0 43 312 0 0 312