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Poll Book Collection

1,000 items (dispersed).

A collection of poll books dating from 1734 to 1868, with a large group from East Anglia. Some 300 broadsides, posters and leaflets relate to elections in Shrewsbury, 1790-1841, and in Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland, 1826-1874.

See also the Election Literature collection.

Finding aids

  • Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.
  • Unpublished handlist of former University Special Collections items.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library

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