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Name, Residence, Vote and Occupation for the 1852 and 1857 Sheffield General Elections

Title details

SN: 4241
Title: Name, Residence, Vote and Occupation for the 1852 and 1857 Sheffield General Elections
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4241-1
Depositor: White, A., University of East London. Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Principal investigator(s): White, A., University of East London. Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Arthur, C., University of East London. Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Sponsor(s): University of East London. Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Other acknowledgements: Provided a small sum over the period 1998-1999 to aid in the coding of occupations.

Citation

The citation for this study is:

White, A., Arthur, C. (2001). Name, Residence, Vote and Occupation for the 1852 and 1857 Sheffield General Elections. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 4241, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4241-1

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Subject Categories

Election returns - Politics
Local history - History
Political history - History

Abstract

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The research project set out in 1985 to investigate the claim made by Martin J. Wiener in English culture and the decline of the industrial spirit: 1850-1980 (Cambridge University Press, 1982) that Tory political support was inimical to the growth of industrial capitalism. An ancillary aim of the project was to explore the political allegiance of the membership of the Sheffield Club. In order to achieve both of these aims information from the poll books for the 1852 and 1857 Sheffield elections were entered into a database and then linked to occupational data from local commercial directories.
Main Topics:
The material consists of a transcription of the contents of the parliamentary poll books for Sheffield for the general elections of 1852 and 1857.

Each record consists of: the voter's name; the ward containing the qualifying property; the address of the qualifying property; the voter's vote; an occupational description of the voter; and an occupational coding.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: July 1852 - March 1857
Dates of fieldwork: 1985 - 2000
Country: England
Geography: Sheffield
Yorkshire West Riding
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Textual data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Voters in Sheffield in the general elections of 1852 and 1857.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 7905 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
The voting data is a complete transcription of the poll books except that where an individual had multiple voting rig hts only the instance where the franchise was exercised (or where no franchise was exercised, a random choice of loca tion) is recorded.
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: The Poll book of the Sheffield election, July 6th and 7th, 1852 Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds.
The Poll book of the Sheffield election, March 27th and 28th, 1857 Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds.
White, W. (1849) General directory of the town and borough of Sheffield by William White, Sheffield.
White, W. (1852) General directory of the town and borough of Sheffield by William White, Sheffield.
Kelly and Co., (1854) Post Office directory of Sheffield with the neighbouring towns and villages, London.
White, W. (1856) General directory of the town and borough of Sheffield by William White, Sheffield.
White, W. (1860) General directory of the town and borough of Sheffield by William White, Sheffield.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 31 July 2001
Copyright: Copyright A. White
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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