Printed Voting Paper on behalf of the parliamentary candidate Alexander Beresford Hope, in the 'Cambridge University Election, 1868'. Complete with the perforated stub.

[Cambridge University, General Election, 1868; Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (1820-1887)]
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[Cambridge, 1868.]
SKU: 8752

Printed on one side of a piece of green paper, 28 x 21.5 cm, with vertical perforated line 6.5 cm in from the left-hand margin, dividing the paper into stub (28 x 6.5 cm) and paper (28 x 15 cm). Clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper, with slight wear to extremities. Part of blank reverse laid down on leaf removed from album. From the collection of William Done Bushell (1838-1917), who received his B.A. from St John's in 1861 (later assistant master and honorary chaplain at Harrow School). The paper is printed out for the casting of a vote for 'ALEXANDER JAMES BERESFORD BERESFORD HOPE, LL.D.' The stub contains a series of 'INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS.', lettered a to h. A Conservative, Hope was the successful candidate.