Division List for the Mitchell Election

Scope and Content

'A List of the Members of the House of Commons on the 24th of March 1755 when the Merits of the Election for Mitchell in Cornwall were reported from the Committee of Elections', 26 folios. Folio 1v reads 'Shelf C P O 106' (xviii), and, in pencil, 'From the Townshend Library' (xx), with booksellers' marks.

Administrative / Biographical History

The House of Commons vote of 24 March 1755, which followed the report of the committee of elections, disqualified Robert Clive and John Stephenson from the borough of Mitchell, Cornwall, and found in favour of the treasury candidates, Richard Hussey and Simon Luttrell. The vote reversed the decision of the committee of elections, which on 12 March 1755 had voted by 158 votes to 141 in favour of the sitting members.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by H.M.V. Temperley, 1924.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to Linda Colley, 'The Mitchell Election Division', in the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, Vol. XLIX, 1976 (University of London Institute of Historical Research, 1976), pp. 80-107.

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