Biographical/Historical Note: The Alexandria Gazette, the nation's longest running daily newspaper still in existence, was under the editorship of Edgar Snowdon, Sr. from 1831-1875.   While under his leadership the Gazette, served as Snowdon's showcase for political and civic views.   In addition to the Gazette, Snowdon ran a printing office from out of the Gazette's offices.
Scope and Content Note: 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: Series - Financial Records (1833-1866) - Chronological by year. II - Miscellaneous (1859).
Related Materials: A full run of the Alexandria Gazette is available on microfilm.
Source: donor and date unknown.
Subjects: Snowden, Edgar, 1810-1875;   The Alexandria Gazette;   Newspaper Publishing-Alexandria, Va.;   Alexandria, Va.-Newspapers.
Julie Johnson, Summer Intern, 1991