Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Rockingham Bank
Title:
Rockingham Bank Ledger
Collection No.:
SC 0286
Date:
1884-1887
Extent:
1 oversize ledger, .81 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887, comprises of one large ledger containing account information of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County citizens.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887, SC 0286, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Administrative History

The Rockingham Bank was established and incorporated into the already existing Harrisonburg Savings Bank on April 2, 1873. The bank officially opened for business on July 1, 1874, located on the southwest corner of what is now known as Court Square in Harrisonburg. It shared a space with a local dentist, D.M. Switzer (in what was then known as the Switzer building) and also shared space with a local bookstore. The executive board was as follows: Henry Shacklett, President; W. R. Warren, Cashier; W. D. Hopkins, Charles A. Yancey, E. S. Kemper, J. A Hammon, James. L. Avis, Andrew Lewis, J. S. Harnsberger, G. M. Effinger, Directors. The bank was subsumed by the Commercial Bank of Harrisonburg in 1889.

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Scope and Content

The Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887, comprises one oversize ledger containing account information related to the activities of Rockingham Bank in Harrisonburg, Virginia and its customers. Accounts usually involve transactions that are either miscellaneous or involve infrequent increases in income. Some of the people who made frequent deposits are William J. Dingledine (a cashier at Harrisonburg Bank), Daniel S. Lewis (mayor of Harrisonburg 1896, known public official), J. J. Nicholson & Son, Edward S. Conrad (a lawyer, whose children would also be lawyers in Harrisonburg), William L. Yancey, and numerous relatives of future faculty at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg School.

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Arrangement

The ledger remains bound and is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

The item was acquired at Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates' Winter Americana and Variety Auction on February 16, 2019.

Processing Information

The ledger was vacuumed and encased in a Mylar jacket prior to processing.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Ledgers (account books)

Subject

  • Banks and banking -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • Banks and banking -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History
  • Bank deposits -- Virginia -- History
  • Banks and banking, American -- History -- 19th century
  • Cities and towns -- Growth
  • Virginia -- Description and travel -- History

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Bibliography

Gray's New Map of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1871, Map no. 55, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Harrisonburg, Independent Cities, Virginia. Sanborn Map Company, Feb, 1886. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sanborn09029_001/ (accessed March 29, 2019).

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Harrisonburg, Independent Cities, Virginia. Sanborn Map Company, Aug, 1891. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sanborn09029_002/ (accessed March 29, 2019).

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Harrisonburg, Independent Cities, Virginia. Sanborn Map Company, Jan, 1897. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sanborn09029_003/ (accessed March 29, 2019).

Wayland, John W. A History of Rockingham County, Virginia. Dayton, Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1912.

Wayland, John W. Men of Mark and Representative Citizens of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia; Portraits and biographies of Men and Women. Staunton, McClure Co., 1943.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887