Blackwell, John (editor).
Newcastle Courant, May 21 1858.
Publisher: Newcastle Courant, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Date of Publication: 1858
Stock Code: 6212
Newspaper, approx 50 cm x 66 cm, pp 8, printed on single folded sheet. Armorial vignette to title page; some advertisements illustrated. Single issue, unbound. A crisp unopened copy with soiling to foredge affecting margin only, and ownership inscription top right corner. Very Good condition.
The Newcastle Courant was founded in 1711 by John White, son of the King’s Printer for the Northern Counties, and was the first successful newspaper established north of the Trent, soon becoming a weekly publication. White (1689-1769) was one of the most prolific eighteenth century provincial printers, whose output included chapbooks, broadsides and volumes of local history as well as periodicals. By 1858 the newspaper had been purchased by John Blackwell, who also founded the thrice-weekly “Newcastle Messenger”.
File copy of Dickson, Thorp & Archer, the Alnwick based firm of solicitors whose clients included the Dukes of Northumberland, with Mr Dickson’s name inscribed top edge. We have a number of other issues of the Newcastle Courant from the same period- please inquire for further details.
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