Scrapbook containing ephemera relating to elections in Northumberland and Durham, 1820-1832, including posters, portraits, handouts and song sheets.
Northumberland and Durham elections
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In the poll leading up to the General Election of 1826, the Northumberland candidates spent 15 days addressing the electors. There was no common ground between the candidates, and they were in fact bitterly opposed to one another. Lord Howick and Mr. Lambton (Whigs) were particularly hostile to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, then an Independent Reformer, and the ill feeling came to a head on the 10th day. The end result was a duel taking place, early that morning, between Thomas Wentworth Beaumont and Mr. Lambton on the beach below Bamburgh Castle. Shots were exchanged but their seconds, Captain Plunkett for Mr. Beaumont and General Gray for Mr. Lambton, effected a withdrawal of their men without communication.
Bought in 1959.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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Also known as R 1144.