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When did the practice of leaving a "sorry I missed you" note at houses when out canvassing for election start?
This article from Labour in 1967 seems to imply it was a novel idea then:
"[A] most thorough canvass was made—down even to leaving a special note to anyone who was not at home when his house was visited."
The text is from the article "Labour Breakthrough in Sligo—First Ever Seat", in their eponymous paper, Labour, available here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/view/292/?page=8
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