Michael James Whitty
Whitty was a former Chief Constable for Liverpool, who had campaigned for the abolition of the Stamp Act under which newspapers were taxed. When the abolition took place, Whitty began publishing the Daily Post at one penny per copy, undercutting the incumbent best-selling Liverpudlian newspaper, the Liverpool Mercury.
Michael Kelly, 'Liverpool's Irish Connection. Michael James Whitty founder of 'Liverpool Daily Post'
- W. P. Courtney, ‘Whitty, Michael James (1795–1873)’, rev. Nilanjana Banerji, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 11 Jan 2008
- Works by or about Michael James Whitty in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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