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Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records


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Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, 1896-1984 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, 1896-1984Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-121

Primary Creator: Ballentine Home for the Aged (Norfolk, Va.)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in numerical order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2001

Subjects: Businesses, Norfolk (Va.), Old age homes, Older women

Forms of Material: Autographs (manuscripts), Books, Bylaws (administrative records), Charters, Deeds, Financial statements, Ledgers (account books), Lists (document genres), Membership lists, Minute books, Minutes (administrative records), Receipts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Norfolk (Va.)
Old age homes
Older women

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, MSS 0000-121, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed June 4, 2018.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4: Loose Materials, 1945-1981],

Box 4: Loose Materials, 1945-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Statements, The Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged, 1945-1952Add to your cart.
From Minute Book Number 3. The Annual Statement for 1947 remains inside Minute Book Number 3 because one of its pages is pasted into the book. This folder also includes a summary for a special meeting held on April 2, 1952 and signed by 10 trustees.
Folder 2: Loose Materials from Ledgers and Book of Guests in Ballentine Home, circa 1960-1981Add to your cart.
Materials include a list of properties owned by the Ballentine Home, lists of guests in Ballentine Home who died in the home (circa 1960s), and miscellaneous annual meeting minutes for 1978-1981.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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