Rockingham Bank Ledger
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.
- Rockingham Bank (Organization)
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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.
0.81 cubic feet (1 oversize ledger)
Language of Materials
The Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887, comprises of one large ledger containing account information of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County citizens.
The ledger remains bound and is arranged chronologically.
The item was acquired at Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates’ Winter Americana and Variety Auction on February 16, 2019.
- 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.
The ledger was vacuumed and encased in a Mylar jacket prior to processing.
- Bank deposits -- Virginia -- History
- Banks and banking -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
- Banks and banking -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History
- Banks and banking, American -- History -- 19th century
- Business records
- Cities and towns -- Growth
- Ledgers (account books)
- Virginia -- Description and travel -- History
- A Guide to the Rockingham Bank Ledger, 1884-1887
- Phillip Wong
- February 2019
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