Norfolk Poll Book

Scope and Content

Poll book listing voters in Norfolk in the Parliamentary election of 1734. Entitled: Norfolk. Poll. Wm. Wodehouse Esq. 1734. Inserted at the front is a general letter, dated 18 March 1739/40, asking the favour of you to meet us at Norwich on the 16th of April next to consider of proper Measures for supporting the Interest of the Gentlemen who shall stand Candidates for, the County of Norfolk at the next General Election. Another hand has added the signatures E. Bacon and A. Wodhouse.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the London bookseller Thomas Thorp in December 1954.


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1952-1970 (English MS 1182).

Custodial History

Former owners: Sir Armine Wodehouse, Bart (1714-1777) [MP for Norfolk, 1737-68]; John [Wodehouse], 2nd Baron Wodehouse (1771-1846), 1838: bookplates.

Related Material

Legal papers of Edmund Bacon are held at Norfolk Record Office (ref.: GB 153 MS 33209). Political correspondence of John Wodehouse, 2nd Baron Wodehouse, c 1812-46, can also be found at Norfolk Record Office (ref.: GB 153 KIM6 ).

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