1818.034: Virginia Evangelical and Literary Magazine (vol. 1).

Published: 1818

Full Title: The Virginia evangelical and literary magazine, edited by John H. Rice.

Author: Rice, John Holt (1777-1831), editor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: William W. Gray for John H. Rice

Description: Monthly; 23 cm. (8vo).


A reincarnation of Rice's Christian Monitor, which issued as a weekly (July 1815 to June 1816) and biweekly (September 1816 to August 1817) newspaper from various Richmond presses. This monthly magazine format proved more durable, as the periodical easily survived Rice's departure from the editorial chair at the end of 1821 (end of vol. 4), continuing until it was absorbed by Richmond's weekly Visitor and Telegraph in 1828; hence, it was the key Virginia Presbyterian periodical of the 1820s. The magazine was published under this particular title from January 1818 (vol. 1, no. 1) to December 1820 (vol. 3, no. 12). Rice's choice of Gray as printer suggests his Christian charity; Gray's short-lived partnership with Thomas Burling had just collapsed following the repossession of Burling's press and his subsequent bankruptcy-induced suicide on January 5, 1818; Rice's patronage evidently then allowed Gray to reclaim the press and open a new office, later called the Franklin Press. Available as part of the American Periodical Series: 1800-1850, both in microfilm and online.

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