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November 2nd, 1868

1867-8: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [Q.]

Publication: November 2nd, 1868

Published: November 1868

Place of publication: Kilmarnock, Scotland

Publication type: Broadside

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Dick Institute
Classmark(s): Section 13, Scrapbook 4

This broadside gives an account of a campaign speech given in Kilmarnock by the sitting MP, Edward Bouverie, and attended by his main challenger Edwin Chadwick. Chadwick is not identified by name (he is described only as 'our M.P. expectant') but he is associated with the 'Lib'rals Advanced' who 'Assisted the rowdies in booing' the incumbent. 'Q' also published election poetry in the Kilmarnock Standard newspaper, including another mocking treatment of Chadwick's candidacy, 'The Chadwickites'. This broadside is preserved in a scrapbook compiled by the local publisher and book collector, James McKie, held in the McKie Collection at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock. No publication details are given but it is possible that it was printed by McKie himself; a typo has been corrected in what appears to be McKie's handwriting.