Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, 1896-1984
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Brief Description: Three ledgers/minute books dating from 1896-1953 and one book listing guests who stayed in the Ballentine Home for the Aged in Norfolk, Virginia from approximately 1907-1983. The collection also includes the charter of incorporation, bylaws, annual statements from 1945-1952, and miscellaneous meeting minutes from 1978-1981. Most of the documents are typed and pasted directly into the ledgers/minute books. Many of the meeting minutes are signed.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-121
Created by: Ballentine Home for the Aged (Norfolk, Va.)
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/2001.
Arrangement: Arranged in numerical order.
Biographical Note for Ballentine Home for the Aged (Norfolk, Va.) : The Ballentine Home for the Aged, begun in 1896, was founded by Thomas R. Ballentine at 927 Park Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia as the Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged. It was originally established for Norfolk women, more specifically "gentle folk of irreproachable family." The home remained there until the early 1950s, when a new facility was built at 7211 Granby Street. In 1985, the facility was renovated to accept men and a month-to-month lease agreement replaced lifetime care arrangements. The Ballentine Home for the Aged continues to operate today.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Norfolk (Va.)
Old age homes
Older women
Genres/Forms of Material
Autographs (manuscripts)
Bylaws (administrative records)
Financial statements
Ledgers (account books)
Lists (document genres)
Membership lists
Minute books
Minutes (administrative records)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Unknown
PreferredCitation: Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, MSS 0000-121, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.