Fond 454

Title: Thursday Post, Lindsay Ontario

Creator: Wilson & Wilson, Publishers

Dates of Material: 1938-1939

Physical Description: 2 bound volumes; .5 metres

Scope and Contents:

Two bound volumes
1. The Thursday Post, January 5, 1938 – December 28, 1938. Vol
2. The Lindsay Daily Post January 3, 1939- March 30, 1939. Vol 43 #294 – Vol 44, #66
The papers are dated on Wednesday, presumably for Thursday delivery.
The size of the weekly newspaper issue varied usually from 28 pages to 32 pages. The paper covers stores of local (Lindsay and Victoria County), national and international significance. Each issue tended to have women’s page, sports, comics, radio program listings and photo pages. Advertising tended to be display advertising; there are no flyers. Stories to advertising is about 6:4 ratio.
The Lindsay Daily Post, vol 43, 294 January 3, 1939, was usually 8 pages per issue. The features included local, regional, national and international news as well as interest in sports, radio, and all the features of a daily paper. Volume 44, #1 was Saturday, January 15, 1939.
This is an exceptionally good source of information on local news, and includes coverage of many local organizations. The papers carried photographs, but we did not notice any that were taken by local photographers.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:
The newspaper came from the Martha Ann Kidd estate, 2012.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History

The Thursday Post was first published in 1933, by Wilson and Wilson Publishers, Lindsay. The firm was founded in 1898, but George W. Wilson and F.W. Wilson arrived from Port Hope to Lindsay by 1893, and converted the Lindsay Post from a weekly to a daily April 8, 1895. The Lindsay Post was published as a daily until 2007. The name changed to Lindsay Post and it was published until June 2014.
In 1938, Wilson and Wilson Publishers operated in Lindsay, Ontario. The company name has continued to the present, and it still prints church envelopes and other printing contracts.
The Thursday Post could be subscbed for 50 cents a year; the Daily Post was 3 cents a day or 12 cents a week. Its daily circulation in 1939 was 7,776; this was more than double six years earlier.
Both papers were published by Wilson & Wilson Publishers.