Public notice inviting signatures to the Electoral Register

Description

When the Reform Act was passed on 7 June 1832 a greater number of men became entitled to vote. This public notice published in July of that year solicits the men of Great Yarmouth to register to vote if they believed themselves to be newly eligible. The notice was printed on behalf of Samuel Tolver, the Yarmouth town Clark, by the anti-reform publisher William Meggy.

Full title:
Notice. Being required by the act of Parliament passed in the second year of the reign of king William the fourth, intituled[sic] "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales," to make out, on or before the last day of the present month of July, an alphabetical list of all the freemen of the borough of Great Yarmouth, who may be entitled to vote in the election of a member or members to serve in any future Parliament . . . I do hereby give notice, that . . . I shall attend at my office, from five until eight o'clock in the evening of the under-mentioned days, to receive the claims of such persons entitled to have their names inserted in such a list, as may think fit to apply . . . Saml. Tolver, town-clerk
Published:
[1832], Great Yarmouth
Publisher:  
William Meggy
Format:
Poster
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
N.Tab.2012/6(1i) (187)

Full catalogue details

Related articles

Dawson Turner and the social landscape of 19th-century Great Yarmouth

Article by:
John Boneham
Themes:
Town and city, Antiquarianism

Held here at the British Library, Dawson Turner’s collection of printed ephemera contains a wealth of material relating to life in Great Yarmouth in the 18th and 19th centuries. John Boneham explores the history and contents of the collection, which encompasses subjects as wide-ranging as politics, religion, science and transport.

Related collection items