Monthly Archives: May 2021

Adulterated Snuff

This report is taken from the Scotsman 17 Sep 1836. “On Wednesday M’Levy, the criminal officer, in passing down the Pleasance, observed a young lad dressed as a sailor with something concealed under his jacket. Mclevy followed him into an … Continue reading

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Edinburgh 1830 Map

The national Map Library of Edinburgh shows the extent of the city in 1830 when James McLevy became criminal officer number 1. Marked in red at the centre is the Police Office with Brideqwell Jail at the tiop of the … Continue reading

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