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Label
1837-1880
Inclusive dates
1837-1880
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1837-1880, of Alexander Moseley, of Buckingham County, Virginia, including correspondence, clippings and a diary. Most of the correspondence dates from 1867-1874, when Moseley was editor of the Richmond Whig. Correspondents include Alexander Bondurant and J.C. Shields, publishers of the newspaper. The main focus of the letters are Whig politics, financial difficulties of the Richmond Whig newspaper, and Moseley's estates. Of note is one letter, dated 26 May 1864, regarding complaints from Richmond Whig subscribers over the interruption of their newspaper service during the war. Also of note is a letter, dated 27 April 1870, describing an accident in the Capitol building in Richmond, when the floor caved in and killed a number of politicians. Moseley describes the incident and names some of the injured and dead. The diary, dated 24 Nov. 1845 to 8 May 1846, details Moseley's travels in Europe
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Biographical or historical data
Alexander Moseley was born in Buckingham County, Virginia on 10 June 1809. He was educated in Buckingham County and received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1829. He practiced law for a few years in Buckingham County, then accepted a job as assistant editor of the Advocate, a state right's newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1835, Moseley moved to Richmond and began an association with the Richmond Whig newspaper which lasted until his death. In 1837 he bought an interest in the Richmond Whig, served as associate editor from 1848 to 1850, and retired in 1850 to his estate, "Sycamore" in Buckingham County and "Fish Pond" in Nelson County, Virginia. In 1861 he returned to the newspaper and served as editor until 1863, when he returned to his estate in Nelson County. In 1868 Moseley once again returned to Richmond and took charge of the newspaper, with J.C. Shields. He remained with the newspaper until around 1873, when he retired to his new estate, "The Shanty," in New Kent County, Virginia. Moseley died there on 30 August 1881.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Arranged in three folders: 1) Papers, 1837-1880; 2) Papers, undated; 3) Diary, 1845-1846.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Ethridge, Harrison W.
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000499231
Reproduction note
Photostats (negatives).
Type of unit
folders (169 leaves).

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