Penny post


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a post carrying a letter for a penny; also, a mail carrier.

See also: Penny

References in classic literature ?
One July day she came in with her hands full, and went about the house leaving letters and parcels like the penny post.
1840: Sir Rowland Hill introduced the Penny Post - 112,000 letters were posted in London on the first day.
The Post Office itself, meanwhile, was about to undergo the greatest expansion in its history as a result of the reforms proposed by the campaigner Rowland Hill, the most significant of which was the introduction of the Uniform Penny Post in January 1840.
Apparently, the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but Henry Cole's idea was shrewd because he had helped to introduce the Penny Post three years earlier.
The cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole, who just three years earlier had played a key role in helping introducing Royal Mails Penny Post service.
A The Inland Revenue B Trinity House C The Uniform Penny Post D The police service QUESTION 8 - for 8 points: Which novel by Charles Dickens featured the notorious school Dotheboys Hall?
her fellow workers in the pages of the Penny Post, she wrote about the
1840: Sir Rowland Hill introduced the Penny Post and 112,000 letters were posted in London on the first day.
Affordable to all, the postcard was hailed as the most important postal advancement since the penny post.
At the same time as this explosion of opportunities for the apprehension and reflection of an exterior self, two further developments in the material culture of mid-Victorian culture--namely, the introduction of the Penny Post and the proliferation of the novel form--contributed to the possibility for greater interior reflection, especially amongst those who were arguably best placed to avail themselves of these new possibilities, the literate middle-classes.
The Penny Post, which allowed the people of Britain to pay a single penny to send letters.