Patrick Pollak

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A collection of printed ephemera relating to the General Election of 1865:

1. ROBERT JARDINE - To the Electors of the Borough of Ashburton [Devon]. 3, Lombard Street, London. 27th March, 1865. Creagh, Printer. Ashburton. Folio sheet, sometime folded twice vertically and once horizontally, lower blank corner cut off, occasional pin hole in the folds and a very small tear in one fold at the margin. 2. ROBERT TUCKER - To the Liberal Electors of Ashburton. Ashburton, 26th [altered in ms. to 22nd] June, 1865. J. M. Chapple, Printer, Ashburton. Folio sheet, folded as above, else in very good condition. 3. T. E. BOGERS - To the Free and Independent Electors of the Borough of Cashburton [sic]. Caye-House, Cashburton. 27th June, 1865. No printer, no place. Folio sheet, sometime folded three times horizontally, faint brown mark in the middle of both top and lower margins, else a very good copy. 4. ANON. The Lay of Modern Ashburton. A 12-stanza poem, printed double-column, on a small folio sheet, folded three times transversely, else in very good condition. *Written in support of Robert Jardine [see no.1 above]. 5. ROBERT JARDINE - To the Electors of the Borough of Ashburton. A resetting of the address in no.1 above, small folio sheet folded to 4to., printed on two sides of the first leaf, the others blank, folded twice transversely, blind-stamp of the Prince of Wales feathers at the top corner, a very good copy. 6. J. H. ASTELL - [An Address] To the Electors of the Borough of Ashburton. House of Commons, June 12th, 1865. Small folio sheet folded to 4to., printed on page 1 only, some-time folded twice vertically and three times transversely, a very good copy. 7. ANON. Poem - Long Live Jardine. A 4-stanza poem in support of the election of Robert Jardine. A single 8vo. sheet, printed one side only, a very good copy.


*The UK General Election of 1865 was won by Lord Palmerston for the Liberals, increasing their large majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to more than 80. The Liberal Party were the transformed Whigs, having changed their name since the previous election in 1859. Palmerston, holding the Devon constituency of Tiverton, died later in the same year and was succeeded as Prime Minister by Lord John Russell. Robert Jardine, above, standing for the Liberal Party, was elected in Ashburton in 1865 but the constituency was abolished in 1868.

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Price: 300.00