To the Electors of the Borough of Birkenhead. Gentlemen, I have been invited by an Influential Body of Electors to become a Candidate in the Liberal Interest for the honour of Representing your Borough...
W. Osborne, Machine Printer, Hamilton Buildings, Birkenhead. [1865.]
Letterpress broadside printed in blue ink; campaign bill in form of an open letter, printer's proof? annotated and corrected in ink, and issued by the Liberal Party on behalf of their local candidate. Sheet 375 x 230mm, 14¾ x 9". Sheet roughly trimmed.
A rallying cry to Liberal supporters in Birkenhead, Merseyside by Sir Henry Mather-Jackson, prior to the 1865 general election. Domestic and foreign issues of the day mentioned in the list of beliefs and aspirations include the proposed extension of the franchise, and the Civil War in the United States.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16525] £95.00