“From the Vault” is a weekly post highlighting a rare book from the Clark Library’s extensive collection. This week, Collections Management Librarian, Penny Baker, shares the book Professional Criminals of America (1886), by Thomas Byrnes, who served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from 1880 until 1895.
This is Byrnes:
Here is his preface: And here is a selection of “celebrated robbers”:
Click here to read the book!