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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

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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

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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.
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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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