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Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, 1896-1984

By Sarah Osorio

Collection Overview

Title: Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged Records, 1896-1984

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-121

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

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in numerical order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2001

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Administrative Information

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

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger, Record Number 1, 1896-1922Add to your cart.

"Record of The Mary F. Ballentine Home for the Aged, Norfolk Va."

Includes charter of incorporation, signed meeting minutes, copy of deed, bylaws, and income accounts.

Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger, Record Number 2, 1922-1943Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger, Minute Book Number 3, 1943-1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: Book, Guests in Ballentine Home (Current and Former), Vital Statistics, circa 1984Add to your cart.
Book lists name of guest, date of admission, date of death, date and place of birth, father's name and place of birth, and mother's maiden name and place of birth. Entries are primarily in chronological order from date of admission starting in 1907 and ending in 1983.
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.