Printed Circular

Derbyshire Record Office

A copy of a printed circular seeking support in the Cambridge University by-election of 1827, addressed to Sir Henry FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire. In the circular, dated 20 April 1827, William John Bankes 'earnestly ... request[s] the honour of your Vote and Interest', and refers to 'the many flattering assurances of support which I am hourly receiving'. Bankes was not returned for Cambridge at the by-election in May 1827; FitzHerbert did vote for Bankes. Copies of the printed circular were presumably sent to a large number of eligible voters; it is signed by hand, 'Wm. Bankes'.

Derbyshire Record Office, D239/M/F/10884

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Candidate: William John Bankes
Constituency: Cambridge University
date: 1827
date: 20 April 1827
Election: May-1827
keyword: Printed Circular
keyword: Printed Text
maker: William John Bankes
materials: Ink
materials: Paper
place: Cambridge
place: Trinity College, Cambridge