Providence Police Department Collection
Size: 1 linear foot
Catalog number: MSS 214, sg 7
Processed by: Rick Stattler, November 1995
©Rhode Island Historical Society
Boxes 1 through 4 (the Prohibition material) were purchased from Patrick T. Conley in 1972. The Richard Gamble notebooks were donated by Eleanor Larson in 1982. The provenance of the other items is unknown.
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Box 1 Court Cases, Prohibition, 1924
45 folders, arranged chronologically.
The "Court Case" series consists primarily of official notices from precinct captains to the Superintendent of Police, listing cases disposed of by the courts. These list defendants and fines paid, and usually a description of the alcohol confiscated.
Box 2 Court Cases, Prohibition, 1925-1929
35 folders, arranged chronologically.
Same as box 1.
Box 3 Liquor receipts, Prohibition, 1922-1927
34 folders, arranged chronologically.
The "Liquor Receipts" series consists of copies of receipts issued to precinct officers, describing confiscated liquor, and describing where it was seized.
Box 4 Liquor destroyed, Prohibition, 1923-July 1932
18 folders, arranged chronologically.
The "Liquor Destroyed" series list includes official notices from the Deputy Chief of Police to the Superior Court, describing liquor destroyed after no longer needed as evidence.
Box 5 Miscellaneous
1. Second Ward Volunteer Police Guards, Signature Book, 1844
Signatures of members of the first and second companies of the City Guards.
2. Town watchmen pay book, 1859-1860
Signatures in receipt of pay for "all watching done for the City of Providence", from Captain Avery Allen.
3-6. Richard Gamble notebooks, 1896-1903, 1909-1911
9 notebooks kept by a police officer, containing brief memoranda of duties performed, arrests made and crimes witnessed. Also 7 other miscellaneous items.
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Police - Rhode Island - Providence
Prohibition- Rhode Island - Providence
Providence, R.I. - Police
Second Ward Volunteer Police Guard of Providence, RI
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