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Title Dunston scrapbook
Dates of Creation 1884
Scope & Content Scrapbook of articles from an early Roanoke newspaper called "The Roanoke Leader", with references to John H. Dunston, who was Mayor in 1884. On ledger page 66 of the scrapbook is a biographical sketch of Mr. Dunston. In 1882, Mr. Dunston and S. S. Brooke started the "Roanoke Leader", and in the spring of 1883 Mr. Dunston organized the Roanoke Gas company. The articles in this scrapbook were pasted over the pages of an original ledger. Included within are paper notices and proclamations. On ledger pages 224-225 are the "Prospectus, Privileges and Charter of the Roanoke Gas Company, of Roanoke, Virginia"; on ledger pages 226-227 are the "By-Laws of the Roanoke Gas Co. of the City of Roanoke, 1883".
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1885
Subjects Scrapbooks
Newspaper clippings
Newspapers
Public officers
Mayors
Proclamations
Gas companies
City government
Search Terms Roanoke Leader
Roanoke Gas Company
People Dunston, John H.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 018\2007221.JPG
Number of images 18
Object Name Scrapbook
Catalog Number 2007.22.1
Extent of Description 1-scrapbook, 7.25" x 12.25", 238 numbered pages