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Alexandria Gazette Ledgers (MS026)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS026
The collection consists of the accounts ledgers of the Alexandria Gazette from 1833-1866. Advertisers' names, charges, and dates run are recorded in the advertisement ledgers. Other account books record printing charges, as well as petty advertising accounts. Additionally, two route books from 1859 are available.

Dates

  • 1833 - 1866

Creator

Extent

6.6 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

The Alexandria Gazette was under the editorship of Edgar Snowden, Sr. from 1831-1875. While under his leadership the Gazette served as Snowden's showcase for political and civic views. In addition to the Gazette, Snowden ran a printing office from out of the Gazette's offices.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following series: 1) Financial Records (1833-1866) - Chronological by year. 2) Miscellaneous (1859).

Related Materials

A full run of the Alexandria Gazette is available on microfilm; 1833-1866 is found on reels 53-112

Creator

Source

Title
The Alexandria Gazette Ledgers Finding Aid
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

Contact:
717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States
703-746-1791