Joseph Royale account book, 1764-1766


Date: 1764-1766 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, ca. 460 p., photocopies


This account book records Royale's printing business transactions in Williamsburg (Va.).

Background note

Joseph Royale was a colonial printer.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, ca. 460 p., photocopies.


Presented by William Spawn, 1966; accessioned, 1971 (1971 1133ms).

Location of originals:

Originals in University of Virginia.

Early American History Note

The Joseph Royale Account Book contains the daily business transactions for 1764-1766 of this Williamsburg-based printer. Royale was the official government printer and, until 1766, the sole printer in Virginia. This account book captures the first years of his business.

Indexing Terms


  • Account books.
  • Business Records and Accounts


  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Colony and State Specific History
  • Printers -- Virginia -- Williamsburg.
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Printing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.