The Post Man was an English newspaper published between 1695 and 1730.[1] It was edited by Jean de Fonvive, a Huguenot refugee.[2] It appeared three times a week and established such a reputation that the soldier, Duke of Marlborough, insisted that his military dispatches should only appear in its pages.[3]

The Post Man
Masthead from 12 to 14 May 1715
EditorJean de Fonvive
Ceased publication1730
HeadquartersLondon, England

It was published in London.[4]


  1. ^ Goff, Moira. "Early History of the English Newspaper". Gale Group. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ Larminie, Vivienne (2017). Huguenot Networks, 1560–1780: The Interactions and Impact of a Protestant Minority in Europe. Routledge. ISBN 9781351744669. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Griffiths, Dennis (2016). Plant Here The Standard. Springer. ISBN 9781349124619. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ Post man, and the historical account, &c. (London, England) The post man, and the historical account, &c. London : Printed for R. Baldwin, 1695- Numb. 72 (Oct. 22 to 24, 1695)- |LOC record