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Ledgers collection, 1870-1956
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Series 1: Court ledgers and records 1870 October 5 - 1956

Scope and Contents

This series contains ledgers and records related to the Superior Court of Ventura County. This includes dockets, court calendars, registers of actions, and other similar records.
Ledger 1

Criminal and civil district court calendar 1870 October 5 - 1875 November 6

General

Appears to have poor order of arrangement.
Ledger 2

Justice's docket (Ventura Township, Ventura County) 1880 January 6 - 1881 December

General

Cases litigated between January 1880 and December 1881 and recorded by Justice of the Peace W.I. Rice.
Ledger 3

Justice's docket (Ventura Township, Ventura County) 1888 March 22 - 1892 April 25

General

Contains cases litigated between March 1888 and April 1892. Justice of the Peace was Wesley Boling. Rest of spine reads: "Civil Pages 1 to 61. Mar 1888 to Aug. 1889. [Missing text] April 1888 to April 1892."
Ledger 4

Public administrator's record 1915 January - 1938

General

Part of two-volume record of estate claims and settlements through the Public Administrator's Office for the period January 1915 - January 1956.
Ledger 5

Public administrator's record (Ventura County) 1929-1956

General

Part of two-volume record of estate claims and settlements through the Public Administrator's Office for the period January 1915 - January 1956.
Ledger 6

Record - Ventura County Law Library 1891 April 18 - 1934 May 14

General

Ventura Law Library journal. Contains information on publications, books, periodicals, etc., in law library; meeting minutes; and financial reports made by secretary of the Board of Trustees of the V.C. Law Library, and rules for borrowing and using library materials.
Ledger 7

Register of actions (No. 2) and fee book 1898 June 18 - 1912 November 27

Ledger 8

Trial Docket (Oxnard Township, Ventura County) 1912 July 9 - 1915 January 5

General

Criminal cases litigated between July 1912 and January 1915. C.J. Elliott is justice of the peace for said township.
 

Series 2: General ledgers 1871 August 7 - 1942 April 28

Scope and Contents

This series contains miscellaneous ledgers records for local businesses and organizations, including the Bank of Ventura, Bartlett Bros., the Grand Army of the Republic, several hotels, the Hueneme Wharf and Wharehouse Company, and school records, as well as some county records.
Ledger 83

"Aid to Needy Children" 1953-1954

Scope and Contents

This account book records sums dispersed to children, families, or organizations who offer services for children. It records funds from or for B.H.I. It is not clear what this acronym stands for.
Ledger 79

A.O. Thomas auto repair journal 1937 January - 1945 February

Scope and Contents

This journal was donated by A.O. Thomas's family. He operated an auto repair shop in Oxnard. The journal includes photocopies of related news articles and photographs.
Ledger 9

Bank of Ventura: Signatures book circa 1892

General

Book contains all authorized signatures for accounts at the bank. Note on cover reads: "VV-59 Signature Book of Bank of Ventura. This book was found under the old Ritzke home on E. Main Street. It contains a list of all the bank depositors of the first Bank of Ventura, founded in 1874. Presented by Mrs. Frank Stover."
Ledger 10

Bank of Ventura: Stakeholders list 1878 July 18 - 1909 July 1

General

Presented by Fred Snodgrass, grandson of Larkin Snodgrass, founder and first president of Bank of Ventura. The bank was founded on September 19, 1874. - But Snodgrass not listed in articles of incorporation.
Ledger 11

Bartlett Brothers: Ledger circa 1900

General

Spine reads: Register of Actions - Civil and Criminal - Superior Court - 1 - Ventura Co. but labels inside don't match spine. Ledger includes accounts for Great Eastern Dry Good and Bartlett Bros.
Ledger 12

Bartlett Brothers: Parchment copying book 1908 August 10 - 1909 September 29

General

Carbon copies of various orders, i.e., books, band instruments, gramophones, gold rings, etc., made by the Bartlett Company of Ventura. Example of how file copies were created.
Ledger 13

Bartlett Company account book (Piano and Organ) 1897 May 21 - 1915

General

John Lagomarsino, Jr., accounts on p. 2 and p. 229.
Ledger 14

Bartlett and Sons: Account book 1875 December 31 - 1880 July 30

Ledger 15

Bartlett and Sons: Ledger 3 1898-1902

Ledger 80

Chaffee and Gilbert: Cash 1866 October - 1867

Scope and Contents

This account book details transactions for the Chaffee and Gilbert department store. Walter Scott Chaffee, George S. Gilbert, and Charles Bonestel established the Chaffee, Gilbert and Bonestel Dry Goods Store in 1862. The store was one of the oldest department stores in California and was located on the corner of Palm and Main Streets. The store would later become the Ventura Department Store.
Ledger 81

Chaffee and Gilbert: Journal 1866 October - 1867 April

Scope and Contents

This account book records assets and liabilities for the Chaffee and Gilbert store. Walter Scott Chaffee, George S. Gilbert, and Charles Bonestel established the Chaffee, Gilbert and Bonestel Dry Goods Store in 1862. The store was one of the oldest department stores in California and was located on the corner of Palm and Main Streets. The store would later become the Ventura Department Store.
Ledger 16

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 1 1888 January 3 - 1894 April 30

General

Item is cataloged in Library's books and periodicals collection under call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 17

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 2 1894 May 1 - 1899 December 5

General

Item is cataloged in Library's books and periodicals collection under call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 18

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 3 1899 December 1 - 1903 January 5

General

Item is cataloged in Library's books and periodicals collection under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 19

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 4 1903 March 5 - 1905 February 28

General

Items is cataloged with Library's book and periodicals under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 20

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 5 1905 March 1 - 1907 April 30

General

Item is cataloged with Library's book and periodicals under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 21

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 6 1907 May 1 - 1909 August 23

General

Item is cataloged with Library's book and periodicals under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 22

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 7 1909 August 2 - 1911 April 29

General

Item is cataloged with Library's book and periodicals under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 23

County Clerk and Recorder: Fee book 8 1911 May 2 - 1913 January 2

General

Item is cataloged with Library's book and periodicals under the call number: 352.07949. No barcode.
Ledger 84

County Free Library: Claim allowances register 1916 March - 1938 June

Scope and Contents

Records spending or fees for supplies, equipment, etc. The final pages show a change where the claims had to be approved by the county auditor.
Ledger 76

Farmers and Merchants Bank : Account book 1918 January 14 - 1945 December 28

Scope and Contents

Details expenses and returns. Companies frequently listed include: Southern California Edison Company, Union Oil Company, Auto Club of Southern California, Mupu Citrus Association, Santa Paula Lima Bean Association, Santa Paula Walnut Association.
Ledger 77

Farmers and Merchants Bank: Account book [Part 2] 1946 January 31 - 1969 December 1

Scope and Contents

Details expenses and returns. Companies frequently listed include: Mupu Citrus Association, S.P. Walnut Association, Southern California Edison Company, Bank of America, and Culligan Soft Water Service.
Ledger 78

Farmers and Merchants Bank: Account book [Part 3] 1970 January 6 - 1980 December 31

Scope and Contents

Details expenses and returns. Companies frequently listed include: Union Oil Company, Chase Manhattan, Southern California Edison Company, Bank of America.
Ledger 24

Grand Army of the Republic minute book 1911 May 5 - 1917 July 6

Ledger 25

History of the Church of Christ clippings book circa 1889-1905

General

Contains newspaper clippings. Full title on book reads: History of the Church of Christ… Chronological Tables - Henry B. Smith, D.D.
Ledger 26

Hotel Anacapa register (Hartmann Bros.) 1909 June 2 - 1909 October 17

General

Item is cataloged with Library's books and periodicals under the call number: 657.837
Ledger 27

Hueneme Wharf and Warehouse Company: Accounting record 1894 June 2 - 1897 December 31

General

Old label on ledger reads: [illegible] account record Hueneme Wharf and Warehouse Company. June 1894 to Dec. 1897. Presented to Museum by J.D. Keir Hueneme, Calif.
Ledger 28

Mercer Garage account book circa 1919

Box 1, Ledger 29

Montalvo Land and Water Company stock book and stubs 1887 October 15 - 1889 May 3

General

Catalog card reads: Barnard, Chas. VV-79 Stubs of Montalvo Water Co. Stock Book. 1887
Ledger 30

Native Sons of the Golden West: Cabrillo Parlor No. 114 record (meeting minutes) 1899 April 25 - 1909 October

Ledger 31

Native Sons of the Golden West: Cabrillo Parlor No. 114 record (Collection 1 Volume 3) 1887 October 27 - 1899 April 11

Ledger 32

Native Sons of the Golden West: Cabrillo Parlor No. 114 meeting minutes (Collection 1 Volume 5) 1909 October 21 - 1917 December 6

Ledger 33

Notarial record of Anna Maria Voelker 1930 February 6 - 1935 January 30

Box 1, Ledger 34

Pattison: Front office cash sheet 1926 November 6 - 1927 January 18

General

Belongs to a hotel or boarding house, but not clear which.
Box 1, Ledger 35

Pattison: Front office cash sheet 1926 May 29 - October 31

General

Belongs to a hotel or boarding house, but not clear which.
Ledger 85

Potter Hotel: Auditor's report 1910

Scope and Contents

Full title is "Potter Hotel Company Auditor's Report, Vault 383. Accountant's audit report on the books of account for the forty-four months ending August 31, 1910."
Ledger 86

Potter Hotel: Report on affairs 1911

Scope and Contents

Full title is "Report on the Affairs of the Potter Hotel Co., year ending November 30th, 1911."
Ledger 36

Santa Clara House: register 1871 August 7 - 1873 July 21

General

Old note identifies ledger as vv 158-1. Label on book reads: Santa Clara House Register, 1871 [illegible]. It's also referred to as the Santa Clara Hotel in the MVC quarterlies. It may also have been Russ House and the Poinsettia Hotel at various points. The proprietor may have been an E.M. Jones at one point.
Ledger 37

Santa Paula Concert Band minute book 1917 January 1 - 1927 March 15

Box 1, Ledger 38

School register circa 1870s

General

School not identified and no dates, but booklet appears to have been manufactured after 1875. There is a Bartlett Bros. sticker on the cover.
Ledger 39

Unidentified ledger 1864 October 1 - 1871 November 9

General

Owner or company not identified, but includes a record of accounts, balances and potentially loans. A leaf was included in the back cover.
Ledger 40

Unidentified ledger 1939 February 17 - 1942 April 28

General

Owner or company not identified. Ledger pages are labeled "Labor, Materials and Supplies" and one column labeled "Claimant and commodities supplied."
Ledger 41

Unidentified: Adv. ledger 1914 January 1 - 1915 May 3

General

Owner and company not identified. Accounts show they primarily sold postage, stationery, and perhaps advertisements or ad space.
Ledger 82

Unidentified ledger: Brown cashbook 1881 March - 1884 August

Scope and Contents

This account book has a label, but appears to be a record of transactions. It is not clear what business it pertains to. It may be a record kept by Thomas R. Bard. Parties named in the book include Bard and Perkins, and Poole, as well as income and expenses for wheat.
Ledger 42

Ventura Abstract Company: Field notes for forest reserve 1910 April 14

General

Volume put together in 1910, but survey completed between November 28, 1904 and January 11, 1906. There are also some notes from 1898.
Ledger 43

V.C.N. Co.: Hueneme Yard ledger 1890 March 6 - 1893 December

General

Lettering is flaking and not clear what company's name actually is. May also be V.C.H. Co
Ledger 44

Ventura Daily Post account book 1915 December 30 - 1917 February 28

Ledger 45

Ventura Wharf and Warehouse Company: Customer's ledger 1929

Ledger 46

Visitor Register for Pioneer Museum (Ventura Chamber of Commerce) 1914 February 25 - 1925 August 10

 

Series 3: Ventura County records 1873 - 1906 July

General

This series largely contains assessment rolls maintained by the county. There is also a guestbook for the county's exhibit at the World's Fair in Chicago and records related to education administration.
Ledger 47

Ventura County: Assessment roll A to L 1881-1882

Ledger 48

Ventura County: Assessment roll A to Z 1881-1882

Ledger 49

Ventura County: Assessor's valuation 1903-1906

General

Name "J.A. Donlon" stamped inside front cover of ledger.
Ledger 50

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll 1873-1874

Ledger 51

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll

Ledger 52

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll 1875-1876

Ledger 53

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll 1876-1877

Ledger 54

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll 1877-1878

Ledger 55

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll 1879-1880

Ledger 56

Ventura County: Instruments filed for record 1873 April 12 - 1878 July 31

Ledger 57

Ventura County: Instruments filed for record 1878 August 1 - 1887 June 29

Ledger 58

Ventura County: Instruments filed for record 1894 December 1 - 1898 May 31

Ledger 59

Ventura County: Instrument filed for Record No. 5 1898 June 1 - 1900 October 31

Ledger 60

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1873-1874

Ledger 61

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1874-1875

Ledger 62

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1875-1876

Ledger 63

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1876-1877

Ledger 64

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1877-1878

Ledger 65

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1878-1879

Ledger 66

Ventura County: Original assessment roll Vol. 1 A to L 1880

Ledger 67

Ventura County: Original assessment book Vol. 2 M to Z 1880

Ledger 68

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1883

General

Auditor was John T. Stow.
Ledger 69

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1884

General

County clerk was John T. Stow.
Ledger 70

Ventura County: Original assessment roll 1885

Ledger 71

Ventura County: Duplicate assessment roll, 25th fiscal year 1873-1874

General

Last page has a seal: "County Auditor Office Ventura Co. Cal." Auditor was John T. Stow.
Ledger 72

Ventura County: Register of requisitions, School Superintendent's 1886 September 7 - 1890 November 9

Ledger 73

Ventura County schools: Scrapbook from Superintendent's Office, George Sackett 1895 January - 1906 July

Ledger 74

Ventura County World Fair's Exhibit: Visitor's register 1893

General

Capt. W. H…. West Saticoy. Label taped inside front cover reads: Register of Visitors at the Ventura County Exhibit at the World's Fair at Chicago in 1893.
Ledger 75

Index to original assessment roll 1888

General

Subtitle reads: Town of San Buenaventura.