Graphical version

British Library of Political and Economic Science

Reform League


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0097 COLL MISC 1039

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Reform League

Date(s): 1866

Level of description: collection

Extent: One file

Name of creator(s): Reform League

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Reform League was established in 1865 to press for manhood suffrage and the ballot. It collaborated with the more moderate and middle-class Reform Union and gave strong support to the abortive Reform Bill of 1866 and the Reform Act of 1867. The 1867 Reform Act gave the vote to every male adult householder living in a borough constituency. Male lodgers paying 10 for unfurnished rooms were also granted the vote. This gave the vote to about 1,500,000 men. The League ran parliamentary candidates in the general election of 1868 but with little success. It was dissolved in 1869.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Official programme of Reform League demonstration in London, 3 Dec 1866, giving details of times and places of meeting, routes of processions etc.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

One file

Conditions governing access:

OPEN

Conditions governing reproduction:

APPLY TO ARCHIVIST

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

No further list required

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:

Accruals:

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Publication note:

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

Archivist's note: Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

Date(s) of descriptions: 8 May 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Civil and political rights | Human rights
Democracy | Political systems
Democratization | Social change
Men | Sex | Sex distribution
Parliamentary elections | Elections | Electoral systems | Internal politics
Politics | Political science
Government

Personal names

Corporate names
Reform League

Places