Cambridge University Poll Book
||Cambridge University Poll Book
|Extent and Medium
||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
|Content and context|
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.
Poll book for the election of Cambridge University members to Parliament, 22 August 1727, 26 folios. The list is arranged by colleges.
Purchased before 1916.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University Poll Book, MS Add.5934
|University of Cambridge|
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