The Alexandria Gazette Ledgers Finding Aid MS026

The Alexandria Gazette Ledgers Finding Aid MS026


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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URL: http://alexlibraryva.org/lhsc

Special Collections Staff

Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS026
Title
Alexandria Gazette Ledgers (MS026)1833-1866
Quantity
6.6 Linear Feet, 5 boxes
Creator
The Alexandria Gazette
source
Snowden, Edgar, 1810-1875
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Alexandria Gazette Ledgers, MS026, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.


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.

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.

Arrangement

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

Related Material

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alexandria (Va.) -- Newspapers.
  • Alexandria Gazette
  • Newspaper publishing -- Alexandria (Va.)
  • Snowden, Edgar, 1810-1875
  • Snowden, Edgar, 1810-1875

Container List

Financial Records, 1833-1866.
  • Advertisement book, 1833-1840. Oversize Box: 1, Books folder: 1,
  • Advertisement book, 1833-1840. Oversize Box: 1, Books folder: 2,
  • Advertisement book, 1840-1844. Oversize Box: 1, Books folder: 3,
  • Advertisement book, 1848-1851. Oversize Box: 1, Books folder: 4,
  • Accounts ledger, 1833-1861. Oversize Box: 2, Books folder: 1,
  • Accounts ledger, 1833-1861. Oversize Box: 2, Books folder: 2,
  • Check register, 1839-1854. Oversize Box: 2, Books folder: 3,
  • Accounts ledger, 1854-1866. Oversize Box: 3, Books folder: 1,
  • Accounts ledger, 1854-1866. Oversize Box: 3, Books folder: 2,
  • Accounts ledger, 1854-1866. Oversize Box: 3, Books folder: 3,
  • Petty ledger, 1855-1861. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 1,
  • Petty ledger, 1855-1861. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 2,
  • Petty ledger, 1855-1861. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 3,
  • Day book, 1855-1856. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 4,
  • Day book, 1855-1856. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 5,
  • Day book, 1855-1856. Oversize Box: 4, Books folder: 6,
  • Accounts ledger, 1858-1862. Oversize Box: 5, Books folder: 1,
Miscellaneous, 1859.
  • Route books, 1859. Oversize Box: 1, Books folder: 5,