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Knowles, Anthony and Danielson Accounting Ledgers

Historical note

On February 23 1836, George W. Jackson bought the Providence Journal from sole proprietor and founder, John Miller. Jackson sold the paper five years later to Joseph Knowles and William L. Burroughs. After less than a year, Burroughs retired and was succeeded by John W. Vose. On July 1 1840, Henry B. Anthony was named partner creating the publishing firm Knowles, Vose & Anthony. After John W. Vose passed away in 1848, the paper continued to be published by Knowles & Anthony, until long-time editor George Danielson became a partner on January 1, 1863. Knowles, Anthony & Danielson continued to publish the paper until Danielson’s death in March 1884. Knowles had previously passed away in 1874.

In May 1884, the paper incorporated as The Providence Printing Company. Just 4 months later, in September 1884, Anthony died. In April 1885, the name was changed to Providence Journal Company. Richard S. Howland was elected as manager and treasurer of the new publishing entity.

Chronology

DateEvent
1836 Feb 23George W. Jackson buys the Providence Journal from sole proprietor and founder, John Miller.
1838 July 1Jackson sells the paper to Joseph Knowles and William L. Burroughs.
1839 Feb 1Burroughs retires. John W. Vose joins the publishing firm as a partner, now known as Knowles & Vose.
1840 July 1Henry B. Anthony is made partner. Firm is renamed Knowles, Vose & Anthony.
1848 Apr 23Vose retires. Firm is renamed Knowles & Anthony.
1863 Jan 1George W. Danielson is made partner. Firm is renamed Knowles, Anthony & Danielson.
1874 Dec 21Knowles dies.
1884 Mar 25Danielson dies.
1884 MayIncorporates as the Providence Printing Company.
1884 Sept 2Anthony dies.
1885 AprName changes to Providence Journal Company.
1885 May 27New officers of the Providence Journal Company are elected under a new charter. Richard S. Howland is selected as treasurer and manager. Henry R. Davis is chosen as secretary and cashier.