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Ledgers collection, 1870-1956
MVC073  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Title: Collection of ledgers
    Creator: Ventura County Superior Court.
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC073
    Physical Description: 23.04 Cubic Feet (74 ledgers)
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1956
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site and advance notice required for timely retrieval. Please contact the Research Library reference desk prior to your visit.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    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.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of ledgers, (Collection MVC073), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Multiple donors include the Superior Court of Ventura County and the Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Ventura County.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Krystell Jimenez, 2021.
    Our collections are processed using MPLP methods so that we can prioritize access for users and identify potential priorities for more detailed processing. If while using our collections you think there is something that should be added or amended in the finding aid, we welcome your input. You can notify staff in the reading room or send us an email at library@venturamuseum.org. Be sure to include the collection number and name and the box number you were working with in your email.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains ledgers that include notes and accounts for a wide variety of agencies and businesses. Some ledgers may contain additional papers or correspondence.

    This collection has been arranged at the series level as follows:

    • Series 1: Court ledgers and records, 1870-1956
    • Series 2: General ledgers, 1871-1942
    • Series 3: Ventura County records, 1873-1906

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Business enterprises -- California -- Ventura County
    Ledgers
    Business records
    Clubs
    Tax administrations and procedure
    Court records -- Ventura County (Calif.)
    Schools -- Records and correspondence