Mr. Pakington’s Last



[003646] [Election Broadside]. Mr. Pakington’s Last. [Stourbridge?]: Mellard [Printer]. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided broadside, approximately 455mm x 285mm in size, no place, but probably Stourbridge, and no date, but 1859

A couple of small chips, small hole to top left hand corner, two closed tears to bottom edge, slightly creased, but generally in good order

Printed on blue paper, the broadside relates to the 1859 by-election in Worcester East, contested between the Whig, Frederick Gough-Calthorpe and the Tory, Sir John Pakington, 2nd Baron Hampton, where Gough-Calthorpe was elected with a majority of 339

This is an anti-Pakington broadside, noting his personalisation of the campaign, “The ‘Printer’s Devil’ has exhausted his stock of I’s”, and quoting a newspaper article calling him a “bigoted Puseyite”

The printer was probably [Thomas] Mellard of Stourbridge (not located in BBTI), who died in 1861

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