Election canvassing

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1865?
Description
Taken from newsprint. People in horse-drawn carriage with poster "Falkirk for the Admiral"
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Department
Maker
Production date
1865?
Subject notes
In 1865 Mr Merry, partner in Merry and Cunningham stood for election (as an Independent?) and beat Sir Frederick James Halliday of Ewell, Surrey, by 204 votes (out of c1800) Halliday had fought in the Indian Mutiny and was Lt-Gov of Bengal.

Merry held the seat until 1874. Lost at an earlier attempt because of bribery allegations

Falkirk Herald 24 Jul 1879, p3b
Accession number
P03556

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