Stevens 1877-05-08

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Received note from Mr Henry Stevens, GWR Reading, telling me that ?Frankwell? House, the residence of the Hon Mr Fiennes is in Berkshire; and enclosing a slip of paper in his father’s handwriting giving the population of Swalcliffe etc as follows:

  1811 1821
Sibford & Burdrop 432
Little Sibford

447 or 147
(figures are doubtful)

216
Swalcliffe 290 356
Epwell 302 355
Shutford East 307 344
Shutford West 36 ? 3

Went to Oxford to vote for public orator in place of late Dr Mitchell , Principal of Hertford College. I voted for Mr Nettleship  of C. C. College as also did Mr Hughes and Mr Jackson, tutor of Worcester, who had canvassed me. But Mr Dallin, of Queen’s, the only other candidate beat him by nearly 200 votes. The poll was open from 2 till 7.30 pm.