Cambridge University Poll Book

Scope and Content

Poll book for the election of Cambridge University members to Parliament, 22 August 1727, 26 folios. The list is arranged by colleges.

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.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased before 1916.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


The book was printed in London, 1727.

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