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Independent Delawarian. : (Wilmington, Del.) 184?-18??
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
John N. Harker
Dates of publication:
  • 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. 2, no. 22 (Nov. 29, 1848).
sn 88053133
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Independent Delawarian

The Independent Delawarian was published and printed by John N. Harker and housed on the corner of 2nd and Shipley Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. It is unclear when the Independent Delawarian began publication, but the November 19, 1848 issue was described as follows: "This is the best paper we have ever issued. Examine it carefully." The Independent Delawarian was non-partisan and "Open to All Parties---Influenced by None." It was devoted to literature, the arts and sciences, agriculture, education, morality, amusement, general intelligence, as well as to foreign, domestic, and local news The Independent Delawarian included poetry, "selected tales," and short articles on a variety of topics including New York dandies, the nobility of the mind, and the importance of energy, contentment, and social affection. In addition, the newspaper published local train schedules and columns on "Amusement" and "The Farmer."

In another column titled "Foreign Intelligence." the Independent Delawarian noted the arrival in New York of the Steamship Campria in November 1848, bringing news of the potato rot in Ireland. The newspaper also declared the international cotton trade steady with prices stable. The same issue also announced the surrender of Vienna to imperial Austrian troops following the uprising in October 1848.

The Independent Delawarian also covered national news such as a murder in Keokuk, Illinois, a burning water well in Texas, the state of banking throughout the country, and a brief article on General Zachary Taylor's response to his winning of the presidency. Finally, the paper reported the proceedings of local courts, as well as local marriage and death notices.

It is unclear when the Independent Delawarian ceased publication.

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