Winchester 02-14: Winchester Virginian

Starting Date: November 24, 1826

Ending Date: ca. November 1829

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Proprietors: Joseph H. Sherrard


Joseph Holmes Sherrard (1802-1889) acquired Heiskell's office and paper in October 1826 with intention of altering outlook from National Republican (Adams/Clay) to Jacksonian; he retained services of the shop's foreman J.B. Patterson (1805-90) and employed extant subscriber list, so making this a successor to the Gazette, though not a true continuation, given its change in title and perspective, leading some authorities to record the paper as two distinct entities. Sherrard remained sole proprietor until about November 1829 when he brought in Edgar W. Robinson as his editorial partner.

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