The Post Boy

Scope and Content

Copy of the newspaper, The Post Boy . Includes letter to Lady Rokeby of Northallerton, Yorkshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

No biographical information was available at the time this finding aid was compiled.


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Access Information

Open for research

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Senate House Library


In 1695, Parliament decided not to renew the Licensing Act. As a result, newspapers, such as the twice-weekly London newspaper The Post Boy , began to appear. The Post Boy was issued with two blank pages for a while in 1700, which allowed the purchaser to add a letter when dispatching the paper to friends in the country.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

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