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The Sunday mirror. : (Wilmington, Del.) 1880-18??
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
D.T. Bradford
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1880.
  • English
  • Delaware--Wilmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203983
  • Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 4 (July 25, 1880).
sn 88053051
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The Sunday Mirror

The Sunday Mirror was established in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1880 by D. Taylor Bradford, who served as editor and proprietor with E. F. Jackson as associate editor. The July 25, 1880 issue claimed that the newspaper would contain the "Latest Telegraphic and Local News, Interesting Special Articles, Local and Otherwise Carefully Selected Miscellaneous Matter, Humor and Comment, Continued and Short Stories."

The Mirror included national news received via telegraph from the Associated Press. Information from New York indicated that Republican presidential nominee, James Garfield, was worried about his ability to carry the state due to the involvement of the city's political machines. Because of a conflict in the mid-1870s, John Kelly and John Morrissey fought over the control of Tammany Hall, leading to Morrissey founding a new political machine, Irving Hall. While both machines were associated with the Democratic Party, Tammany Hall also courted Republican voters: "From Tammany's actions it is plain that in local politics they are determined to be "Republicans," and the hatred against them for so behaving might still be the cause of more injury in the National contest."

The Sunday Mirror also contained news from Sussex County and of Delawareans in nearby Philadelphia. In addition, the newspaper included columns such as "Short Locals" devoted to concise local news and "Funny Things" intended as "light reading for leisure hours." "Fashion's Follies" related fashion information for both men and women, such as "things apropos to the season about ladies" toilets' and clothes for travelling and beach-going. The newspaper also included a column titled "From the Chesapeake," with random notes from Wilmington and the Eastern Shore.

It is unknown when the Sunday Mirror ceased publication, but most likely it survived less than one year. It is not listed in the 1881 edition of Rowell's newspaper directory.

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