A Guide to the Alexandria Gazette Ledgers, 1833-1866 Alexandria Gazette, Ledgers 26

A Guide to the Alexandria Gazette Ledgers, 1833-1866

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 26


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Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
Alexandria Gazette Ledgers 1833-1866
Physical Characteristics
5 boxes (6.6 linear feet)

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Alexandria Gazette Ledgers, Accession #26, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information


Alternative Form Available

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

Biographical/Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

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.


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

Index Terms

  • Alexandria Gazette
  • Alexandria, Va. - Newspapers
  • Newspaper Publishing - Alexandria, Va.
  • Snowden, Edgar, 1810-1875

Contents List

Series 1: Financial Records, 1833-1866.
  • Box-folder 26A:1
    Advertisement book, 1833-1840.
  • Box-folder 26A:2
    Advertisement book, 1833-1840, enclosures.
  • Box-folder 26A:3
    Advertisement book, 1840-1844.
  • Box-folder 26A:4
    Advertisement book, 1848-1851.
  • Box-folder 26B:1
    Accounts ledger, 1833-1861.
  • Box-folder 26B:2
    Accounts ledger, 1833-1861, enclosures.
  • Box-folder 26B:3
    Check register, 1839-1854.
  • Box-folder 26C:1
    Accounts ledger, 1854-1866.
  • Box-folder 26C:2
    Accounts ledger, 1854-1866, enclosures.
  • Box-folder 26C:3
    Accounts ledger, index, 1854-1866.
  • Box-folder 26D:1
    Petty ledger, 1855-1861.
  • Box-folder 26D:2
    Petty ledger, 1855-1861, clippings.
  • Box-folder 26D:3
    Petty ledger, 1855-1861, enclosures.
  • Box-folder 26D:4
    Day book, 1855-1856.
  • Box-folder 26D:5
    Day book, 1855-1856, enclosures.
  • Box-folder 26D:6
    Day book, 1855-1856, clippings.
  • Box-folder 26E:1
    Accounts ledger, 1858-1862.
Series 2: Miscellaneous, 1859.
  • Box-folder 26A:5
    Route books, 1859, (2).