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Ledgers collection, 1870-1956
MVC073  
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Description
The ledgers in this collection were donated to the museum over several years. Many belong to either the Superior Court of Ventura County or various offices and departments within the county's administration, as well as several private businesses or clubs. There are also a few still unidentified ledgers. The ledgers contain notes, financial accounts, or administrative records for a wide variety of agencies and businesses. Some ledgers may contain additional papers or correspondence.
Background
The ledgers in this collection were donated to the museum over several years. Many belong to either the Superior Court of Ventura County or various offices and departments within the county's administration. Prior to 1873, the area that is now Ventura County was part of Santa Barbara County. Any records that pre-date 1873 are likely to be held by institutions in Santa Barbara. Private businesses or clubs that are covered in this collection include the Bank of Ventura, various stores run by the Bartlett brothers, Civil War Union veterans club the Grand Army of the Republic, the Church of Christ, Hotel Anacapa, the Hueneme Wharf and Warehouse Company, Mercer Garage, the Montalvo Land and Water Company, nativist club Native Sons of the Golden West, the Santa Clara House, the Santa Paula Concert Band, the Ventura Abstract Company, the V.C.N. Company, the Ventura Daily Post, and the Ventura Wharf and Warehouse Company. In addition, there are a few still unidentified ledgers, as well as records pertaining to school administration within the county and boarding houses.
Extent
23.04 Cubic Feet (74 ledgers)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org.