Place of Publication: Washington College, Lexington, Virginia
Volume and Issue Data: Vol. 1, No. 3, Friday, June 27, 1851
Size and Format: 7.75 x 12.5 inches; 4 pages, two columns per page
Editor/Publisher: L. Neal and R. Houston
Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown
General Description and Notes:
The paper was created and held at Washington & Lee University is misdated in their catalog. The “1857″ looks reasonable on the masthead, but the editorial on page two, “The Next Presidency,” says that the presidential campaign “of 1852 is about to commence.” Thus it appears the correct date is 1851, not 1857.
The paper contains story stories, news briefs, editorials, “city and county news,” “foreign,” poetry, “scraps,” and an ad for “job writing.”
Extant copy is very clear and legible–except for the date!
Bibliography: Rockbridge Historical Society. Guide to the Manuscripts Collection of the Rockbridge Historical Society on Permanent Deposit at the Washington and Lee University Library, Lexington, Virginia. Lexington, Va: The Society, 1989.
Locations: Rockbridge Historical Society Collection, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA