Document ReferenceMS 71
TitlePapers relating to elections in Newark, Nottinghamshire, 1792-1832
Extent7 items
AbstractThe collection comprises correspondence and a schedule concerning election matters in Newark, Nottinghamshire, 1792-1832.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe Newark constituency of Nottingham was dominated by two family interests between 1715 and 1805, namely those of the Dukes of Newcastle and the Sutton family of Kelham. By and large, the two returned a parliamentary member each. In 1805, however, the Sutton family allowed its interest to lapse and it was replaced by that of the 6th Baron Middleton who was attempting to revive an interest previously pursued by his forbears. In addition, Sir Jenison William Gordon also became a consenting party to arrangements. Despite these sizeable interests, Newark remained a generally open borough, with around 1,000 voters from a population approaching 7,000.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were purchased by the University of Nottingham in 1952.
DescriptionThis small group of papers relates to local politics and electoral matters in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Documents concern election expenses, political relations between the families of the Duke of Newcastle and Lord Middleton and details of Newark freeholds.
MgtGroupPolitical and diplomatic papers
ArrangementThe material is arranged in chronological order.
TermElections - England - Newark
Newark (England) - Politics and government - 18th century
Newark (England) - Politics and government - 19th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 4 pp. Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialNewcastle Collection (Ne)
Related RecordNeC4667-8778

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75677Pelham-Clinton; family; of Clumber, Nottinghamshire; Dukes of Newcastle under Lyne
NA75938Willoughby; family; of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire; Lords Middleton
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