A Guide to the Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877, 1877 Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877 SC 0078

A Guide to the Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877, 1877

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Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number SC 0078


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Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
SC 0078
Title
Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA 1877
Physical Characteristics
Creator
Martha Rust Hummer, Leesburg, VA.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of the original poll book for the 1877 Virginia state election in Guilford Precinct which includes the names, signatures, and certification of each judge and clerk. Election turnout and the number of votes for each candidate is noted in the Certificate of Judges. The poll book also includes the names of voters.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877 (SC 0078), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Acquisition Information

Martha Rust Hummer, Leesburg, VA.

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

1992.0001

Processing Information

Moises Yanez and Stephanie Adams Hunter, 23 June 2011

Historical Information

In 1869, Virginia adopted a new state constitution at the constitutional convention headed by John C. Underwood (1840-1913). Commonly referred to as the Underwood constitution, it provided for universal suffrage, public schools and the division of counties into townships (modified as magisterial districts). Broad Run Magisterial District represented the portion of Loudoun County east of Leesburg. It had three precincts: Guilford, Farmwell, and Gum Spring.

The 1877 Virginia state election for state officials and members of legislature took place on Tuesday 6 November. Judges for the election in Loudoun County's District No.10 Guilford Precinct were Newton Keene (1804-1880) G.W.F. Hummer (1823-1917) Samuel E. Lent (1822-1880). There were also two clerks: Thomas F. Sexton (1848-1920) and F. Converse Bridges (1847-1900). Guilford Precinct recorded 61 certified votes.

Frederick W.M. Holiday (1828-1899) ran for governor, James A. Walker (1832-1901) for lieutenant governor, and James G. Fields (1826-1901) for attorney general. The three candidates ran unopposed and won all 61 votes at Guilford Precinct. There were also four candidates for two seats in the House of Delegates: Cooke D. Luckett (1841-1913), William Matthew (fl. 1869-1880), Charles P. McCabe (1830-1898), and John R. Carter (fl. 1846-1847). Luckett received 42 votes, Matthew 41, McCabe 21, and Carter 12. However, McCabe and Carter won the seats in the statewide vote.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the original poll book for the 1877 Virginia state election in Guilford Precinct which includes the names, signatures, and certification of each judge and clerk. Election turnout and the number of votes for each candidate is noted in the Certificate of Judges. The poll book also includes the names of voters.

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Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Census, United States Census and Voter Lists. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (accessed 16 June 2011).
Find A Grave-Millions of Cemetery Records. http://www.findagrave.com (Accessed 5 June 2011).
Loudoun Cemetery Database, http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940 (accessed 11 August 2011).
Lowe, Richard. Republicans and Reconstruction in Virginia, 1856-1870. Charlottesville & London: University Press of Virginia, 1991.
The Mirror. "Independent Candidate," 1 November 1877.
The Mirror. "The Result in Loudoun," 8 November 1877.
Poland, Charles. From Frontier to Suburbia: Loudoun County, Virginia: One of America's Fastest Growing Counties. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 1976.
Political Graveyard, http://politicalgraveyard.com (accessed 12 August 2011).
Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877 (SC 0078), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Census, United States Census and Voter Lists. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (accessed 16 June 2011).
Find A Grave-Millions of Cemetery Records. http://www.findagrave.com (Accessed 5 June 2011).
Loudoun Cemetery Database, http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940 (accessed 11 August 2011).
Lowe, Richard. Republicans and Reconstruction in Virginia, 1856-1870. Charlottesville & London: University Press of Virginia, 1991.
The Mirror. "Independent Candidate," 1 November 1877.
The Mirror. "The Result in Loudoun," 8 November 1877.
Poland, Charles. From Frontier to Suburbia: Loudoun County, Virginia: One of America's Fastest Growing Counties. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 1976.
Political Graveyard, http://politicalgraveyard.com (accessed 12 August 2011).
Poll Book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District of Loudoun County, VA, 1877 (SC 0078), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

Contents List

Folder 1: Poll book, Guilford Precinct, Broad Run Magisterial District, 1877