On this day

June 18, 1873

cover page of Exeter Flying Post published on June 18, 1873

Exeter Flying Post





Available years

1800-1866, 1869-1885, 1889-1900

The first London daily, the Daily Courant was Whig in its politics, as was George Ridpath's Flying Post (Barker, p.129).

"Between April 13, 1887 and June 7, 1902 this periodical was published as the weekly edition of the Evening Post .... There is a gratis supplement published every month with this paper entitled Supplement to Trewman's Exeter Flying Post : Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, and Gloucester Advertiser .... Established in the year 1763. Circulated throughout all parts of Devon and Cornwall. Pays attention to the interests of agriculture and commerce" (Advertisement in Mitchell's, 1846).

"Circulates in every town and village in Devonshire, also generally in Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset. Advocates especially the agricultural interest. A political and literary Journal, attached to the Church of England. It is the oldest paper in Devon and Cornwall, and almost from its commencement has been the property of the Trewman family" (Mitchell 1846).

"The Flying Post circulates more extensively than any Conservative Journal in the West of England" (Advertisement in Mitchell 1856).

Subtitles include: "the principal conservative newspaper in the West of England" or, "Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, and Gloucester advertiser" (no 2142, 08 Nov 1804)

"An editorial in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post of 03 January 1856, calling for the establishment of a county police, noted 'scarcely a week passes without our paper containing the record of numerous thefts'...reported at length a clash between the mores of aristocratic society and the notion of public responsibility" (Black, pp.54,98).

"Robert Trueman, who died on the 19th of February, 1802, was the projector and founder of the Exeter Flying Post , which he conducted with great credit for forty years" (Andrews).

Source: The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900.

For this newspaper, we have the following titles in, or planned for, our digital archive:

  • 1779–1804 The Exeter Flying Post or, Trewman's Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser.
  • 1800–1900 Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, or, Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser

This newspaper is published by an unknown publisher in Exeter, Devon, England. It was digitised and first made available on the British Newspaper Archive in May 3, 2013 . The latest issues were added in Jul 17, 2013.