Poll book for the election of Cambridge University members to Parliament, 22 August 1727, 26 folios. The list is arranged by colleges.
Cambridge University Poll Book
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.5934
- Dates of Creation1727
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The University's history can be dated back to the early thirteenth century, when scholars congregated in the city for the purpose of study. The first college, Peterhouse, was established in 1284. The University franchise dates from the seventeenth century, and was abolished in 1948. The successful candidates in the election of 1727 were Edward Finch and Thomas Townshend.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Purchased before 1916.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.
The book was printed in London, 1727.