The Death of Anthony Trollope – 6 December 1882

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Anthony Trollope, author of the ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire’, died in London on 6 December 1882 – he was 67.

Trollope was the inventor of the post-box, or rather perhaps a leading campaigner for the idea of establishing a post-box, in the UK – it’s a matter of ongoing debate regarding whether he actually invented the post-box. Whatever, the post office and postal system was certainly a major muse on his writing.

Here is a detailed newspaper obituary of Trollope that was published just eight days after his death.

historical newspaper report on Anthony Trollope

North Devon Journal – Thursday 14 December 1882

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historical newspaper report on Anthony Trollope

Saturday 16 December 1882, The Graphic

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