People’s Bank Ledger, 1910-1915
- Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
- People's Bank
- People's Bank Ledger
- Collection No.:
- SC 0151
- 1 box, .73 Cubic Feet
- Language of the Material:
- One oversize ledger documenting the business transactions of Harrisonburg, Virginia's People's Bank, spanning August 31, 1910 to June 12, 1915.
[identification of item], [box #, folder #], People's Bank Ledger, 1910-1915, SC 0151, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
This bank ledger shows the daily transactions of the People's Bank in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Within five years, the bank's daily balance grew from a little over $4,000 to just over $91,000.
Scope and Content
One oversize ledger documenting the business transactions of Harrisonburg, Virginia's People's Bank, spanning August 31, 1910 to June 12, 1915. The ledger's spine cover is stamped: "T.C. Fullers Daily Balance General Ledger & Blotter No. 1" which likely refers to the company that produced this particular ledger type. Additionally, the spine cover is stamped: "Mt. Solon Bank, Inc., Mt. Solon, VA." Despite this identifying mark, it is assumed, based on internal evidence, that the ledger documents the business transactions of the People's Bank in Harrisonburg. The first note in the book, on page 2, states: "Peoples Bank, Harrisonburg, VA." The ledger begins on August 31, 1910, with a balance of $4,075.00. Amounts are recorded for entries such as real estate, furniture and fixtures, subscriptions paid, certificates, certificates of deposit, checks, etc. The last entry on the last page of the book is dated June 12, 1915, with a bank balance of $91,763.95.
The ledger is housed in an oversize box.
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Donated by Dr. Clarence R. Geier, JMU faculty member, in February 2001.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3097. At this time the collection was renamed People's Bank Ledger, a change from Clarence R. Geier Bank Ledger, to more accurately describe the contents.
Genre and Form
- Ledgers (account books)
- Banks and banking -- Virginia -- History
- Bank deposits -- Virginia
- Banks and banking, American -- History -- 20th century
- Real estate business -- Finance
- Business enterprises
- City and towns -- Growth
- Virginia -- Description and travel -- History
- Mt. Solon Bank, Inc. (Va.)
- Peoples Bank (Harrisonburg, Va.)
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