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Record Group Number: 800000
Series/Collection Number: .L 355
Creator: Leon County (Fla.). Sheriff's Office.
Title, Dates: Wanted criminal announcements, 1891-1906.
Amount: 0.30 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Very rough chronological order by date of announcement.
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Summary:     This series consists of announcements publicizing crime suspects and escaped prisoners sought by law enforcementauthorities across the United States, including Florida.  The announcements, some handwritten and some printed handbills or broadsides, sometimes include sketches or photographs of the fugitive.  Each usually provides name of fugitive; crime; amount of reward; fugitive's age, physical description (height, weight, race, complexion, hair color, manner of dress, gait, distinguishing features, etc.), and behavioral traits; and name of officer or office to contact. Fugitives were wanted for crimes ranging from murder, "criminal abortion," robbery, and prison escape to mail theft, embezzlement, forgery, and "runaway boy."
Finding Aids: Rough alphabetical name index at beginning of volume provides name of fugitive, crime, page in volume on which announcement is located, color, reward, and place wanted.
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Photocopies of the originals, which are pasted onto the pages of a bound volume held by Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee, FL.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Originals held by Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee, FL.
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Ownership/Custodial History: Photocopies provided by Professor Michael Denham, who used the original materials in researching a book on the history of Florida's sheriffs.
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Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Law enforcement Florida
Criminals Florida
Criminals United States
Crime Florida
Crime United States
Criminal investigation
Fugitives from justice Florida
Fugitives from justice United States
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