Date of Award

Spring 1967

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts




The following pages are the study or a man, Alexander Moseley, and of the newspaper with which he was intimately connected for forty-tive years

There are, admittedly gaps in the study. The period of Know-Knoth­ingism is omitted, for example, because no substantial material could be found to show his associations during the era. At other times, much more material could be found concerning Moseley's personal life than on his public life. And, of course, often it is difficult to prove that an editorial opinion was necessarily his.

Alexander Moseley's career was unique, however, in the great span of history it covered. His association with many of the events of his time are shown in this paper, and also some of the personal life of a respected editor of mid-nineteenth century Virginia.

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