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Weekly post. [volume] : (Wilmington, Del.) 1889-1???
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Dates of publication:
  • Began with vol. I, no. 1 (November 9, 1889).
  • English
  • Delaware--Wilmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203983
  • Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Also available on microfilm from the Delaware State Archives.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. I, no. 1 (November 9, 1889); title from masthead.
  • Latest issue consulted: Vol. I, no. 1 (November 9, 1889).
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The Weekly Post of Wilmington, Delaware, was first published on November 8, 1889, by the Post Publishing Company, with the motto, "Devoted to the good of Wilmington in general and the special benefit of all its patrons." The paper was "designed to be a medium of social and general information, on which, we trust, will prove a welcome visitor to many Wilmington households... it will come to be accepted as the recognized society and literary journal of Wilmington and the Delaware Peninsula."

The Weekly Post published poetry and short fiction, including an excerpt from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It also provided agricultural advice, including notes on how to raise onions, whether farming was profitable, how to deal with impure air in stables, how to freeze milk, and the forcing of hardy plants. The paper also covered domestic concerns, providing recipes for colored frosting, stewed potatoes with milk, Baltimore apple bread, sweet peach pickles, and ginger pound cakes.

In addition, the Weekly Post included "News in Brief," a collection of concise reports both foreign and national, as well as a column titled "Personal Mention" that was intended for Wilmington residents on "what they are doing in Social, Religious and Business Life." The newspaper also discussed the future growth of Wilmington, emphasizing the need for improving transportation systems by adding an electric street car.

It is unknown when the Weekly Post ceased publication; it is not listed in the 1890 edition of Ayer's newspaper directory.

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