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555. During the year but little has been done in photographing criminals - Lower Provinces of the Bengal Residency
Published in "Report of the state of Police in the Lower Provinces of the Bengal Presidency For the year 1881" by J. Monro (Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1882), p.112, paragraph 555.
555. During the year but little has been done in photographing criminals. I had reserved the major part of my grant for the special purpose of having all Burwars in their villages photographed. I offered to share the expense of having this done with the North-Western police; but when I discovered that the experiment was to be undertaken solely at my expense, no portion of the cost being defrayed by the North-Western police, I withdrew from the arrangement. I am now in correspondence with New York photographers regarding an inexpensive method of taking likenesses, which I hope to put in force during the present year. The stock of photographs ending 31st December 1881 is as follows:
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