6th February 1865
[Oval stamp Metropolitan Police Office received 7 FEB 1865]
I have laid before Secretary Mr George Grey your letter of the 31st ultimo [previous month] and to inform you that upon your recommendations, he is pleased to grant gratuities [money payments] as under to the Police Officers who distinguished themselves by their zeal and exertions in the detection of Franz Muller, viz:
Inspector Steer D. Division £10
Superintendent Tiddy D. Division £15
Superintendent Howie K. Division £15
Inspector Kevresey K. Division £10
Inspector Tanner Detective £20
Inspector Williamson Detective £10
Sergeant Clark Detective £10
[The Commissioner of Police]
Police Constable Dugan K. Division £2
Police Constable Lambert K. Division £2
I am your obedient servant
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Letter to the Commissioner of Police from the Home Office at Whitehall about rewards for certain policemen who worked on the case, 6th February, 1865. (Catalogue ref: MEPO 3/76)
- What type of record is this?
- Can you find out what is the connection between the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police?
- What does this letter reveal about the police response to the crime?
- Can you suggest reasons why the investigation was so intensive? [see Source 4 again]