Finding Aid to the Sale of (Lynchburg) Newspaper Documents

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
SALE OF NEWSPAPERS DOCUMENTS
Sale of newspapers, The Daily Advance, Semi–Weekly Advance and Weekly Advance, to
A. M. dePutron GLIDDON and Jean I. (McKAY) GLIDDON by Thomas Davis EVANS.
Documents include: Letter (GLASS to WINGFIELD, 1960); Statement 1893; Letter
(EVANS to GLIDDON, 1894) concerning lease/sale of papers; Deed (EVANS to
GLIDDON, 1894), to give possession "free from debt;" Deed of Trust (GLIDDON to
EVANS, D. H. HOWARD, trustee, 1894) for $5000; Letter (SMITH to HOWARD,
trustee, 1894) concerning Jean J. MacKAY property.
The Advance was established 6 May 1880 as The Daily Advance and was an evening
edition. A weekly and a semi-weekly edition were begun at about the same time.
Thomas WHITEHEAD was editor of the paper from 1880 until May 1882, "when the
company was reorganized with W. C. CARRINGTON as business manager, succeeded in
1883 by T[homas] Davis EVANS." The company was reorganized again in 1885, "with
Andrew J. DeWITT as city ed[itor], and Maj. R. H. GLASS succeeding Capt.
WHITEHEAD as ed[itor]-in-chief, A[u]g[ust] 1885-[18]92...The semi-weekly edition
was changed to tri-weekly in 1895, when Carter GLASS became owner..." [Lester J.
Cappon, Virginia Newspapers 1821–1935 (New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936), p. 118.]

Thomas Davis EVANS first appeared in the Lynchburg city directory in 1885 as
business manager for the Advance, residing at 107 Federal Street. [Lynchburg City Directory
1885-'86 (Lynchburg: J. P. Bell, 1885), p. 74.] He last appeared in the directory of 1896,
residing on Forrest [sic] Avenue. [Chataigne's Lynchburg City Directory, 1896 (Richmond:
Chataigne Directory Co., 1896), p. 133.] Nothing further is known of EVANS.

MS1252

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the Sale of (Lynchburg) Newspaper Documents

Subject

Finding aids
Newspapers -- Lynchburg, Virginia

Description

Finding aid to the Sale of Newspapers Documents held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The documents pertain to newspapers in Lynchburg including The Daily Advance, Semi-Weekly Advance, and Weekly Advance.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1252FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding Aid to the Sale of (Lynchburg) Newspaper Documents,” Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/289.