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The Morning Post London, July 30, 1900. 19 th Century British Library Newspapers Samantha Moyer. British newspaper published in London Founded in 1773, originally a Whig paper but after 1795 became associated with the Tory or Conservative party This issue published by Edward Eden Peacock.

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The morning post london july 30 1900

The Morning PostLondon, July 30, 1900

19th Century British Library Newspapers

Samantha Moyer


  • British newspaper published in London

  • Founded in 1773, originally a Whig paper but after 1795 became associated with the Tory or Conservative party

  • This issue published by Edward Eden Peacock

Home of The Morning Post 1907-1937. Source: flickr.com


  • London newspaper published from 1773 to 1937

  • Ten pages long, costs one penny, organized into long columns with very small type

  • Issue of Monday, July 30, 1900

  • Front pages features announcements of births, deaths, and marriages

  • Also features various advertisements or classified messages.


Categories of News

  • Table of contents

  • Located on page 4, listed every article in the publication

  • Articles about the Court, finance, and sports were the most numerous

  • Also reported on ecclesiastical, political, and military news


England at War

  • One of the major topics covered in this issue is the Second Boer War

  • Results in the annexation of more land to South Africa

  • Several articles which offer news or opinions on the war

  • This is an update on the military’s most recent actions at Middelburg, South Africa


“Army Reform”

  • An editorial by Cecil Domville about the necessity of military reform in England

  • Argues for modernization of the Army and improving upon the Navy

  • Worried that although their endeavors in South Africa have been successful, the military still may be inferior to that of other nations


Chess and The Morning Post

  • Readers of The Morning Post often completed and sent in these chess puzzles

  • The names of readers who had successfully solved the previous puzzle were listed below

  • They were also ranked by how many puzzles they have solved correctly

  • Also several articles about competitive chess tournaments and their results


Sources

The Morning Post. 30 July 1900: pp. 1-10. All. Print.

“The Morning Post.” Wikipedia. Web. 5 February 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morning_Post

Sftrajan. “Aldwych.” Photograph. Flickr. 1985. Web. 7 February 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sftrajan/5536731500/


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