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George Wilson Publishing Accounts Payable List

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2768

This folder contains accounts payable from June to October 1801 to George Wilson Publishing. Wilson, as partner to George Raulston, was the publisher of the Knoxville Gazette. After the partnership dissolved, Wilson moved to Jonesborough to start his own newspaper, Washington Newspaper and Advertiser, which was established in 1803. Items on the list include: whiskey and workmen, gate and window hinges, and an account payable from David Deaderick.

Dates

  • 1801 June-October

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This folder contains a list of accounts payable from June to October 1801 to East Tennessee publisher George Wilson of George Wilson Publishing. Wilson, as partner to George Raulston, was the publisher of the Knoxville Gazette. After the partnership dissolved, Wilson moved to Jonesborough to start his own newspaper, The Washington Newspaper and Advertiser, which was established in 1803. Items on the list include: whiskey and workmen, gate and window hinges, and an account payable from David Deaderick.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Wilson and partner George Raulston published Tennessee's first newspaper, the Knoxville Gazette, in 1791. After the newspaper, and partnership, dissolved, Wilson moved on to Jonesborough where he started the Washington Newspaper and Advertiser; the paper was primarily a political weekly with little local coverage; however, advertisements were plentiful, hence the name. In addition to the Washington Newspaper and Advertiser, Wilson's press also produced Jonesborough's first non-newspaper imprint, Thomas Embree's 1801 pamphlet, "Remarks on an Act of the Assembly of the State of Tennessee," pass in the year 1799, giving a single justice jurisdiction of fifty dollars. Wilson's paper ceased publication in 1804 when he moved back to Knoxville. The town would be without a newspaper for the next fifteen years.

Arrangement

Collection consists of single folder.

Acquisition Note

Item was purchased by Special Collections in December 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480