Winchester 02-22: Winchester Virginian

Starting Date: Early August 1848

Ending Date: after November 12, 1856

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Proprietors: Edward C. Bruce


Winchester native Edward Caledon Bruce (1825-1900) acquired the Virginian from John C. Bowyer in early August 1848 in combination with James W. Beller (1820-77), founder and editor of Charlestown's Spirit of Jefferson, and Andrew J. O'Bannon (1815-60), a lawyer in that town; they sold their interests in the venture to Bruce sometime in the ensuing year, leaving him sole proprietor until the winter of 1856-57.

Winchester Virginian is part of the Winchester Gazette Lineage. For detailed information on all the variants in the Winchester Gazette Lineage, see here.

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