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Criminal Officer's baton, c1840

 

Staff of Robert Neilson, Criminal Officer of Dumfries.  Robert Neilson was a Royal Navy midshipman before becoming the Criminal Officer of Dumfries.  He died in his home in Church Crescent, Dumfries on 16 November 1843.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1936.22
Digital Number:
DMCP012a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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