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Alexandria Gazette Ledgers (MS026)

 Collection
Identifier: MS026

Content Description

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

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.

Extent

6.6 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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