The Resource Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records

Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records

Label
Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records, 1866-1875
Title
Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records
Inclusive dates
1866-1875
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records consist of the following volumes: one minute book, two ledgers, and one statement book used by the Virginia Insurance company and one cashbook and one daybook used by the Virginia Banking and Trust Company
  • The Virginia Life Insurance Minute Book, 1866-1875, records the minutes for the meetings of the board of directors in addition to recording stockholder meetings. The minutes detail the business of selling stock and acquiring stockholders. Information on creating insurance policies and preparing insurance rates are provided. Meeting minutes also provide detail on policy applications, which describe the items and amounts insured. Also included in the volume are the by-laws created by the company
  • The Virginia Life Insurance Company General Ledger No. 1, 1866-1875, records various accounts that document the financial transactions of the company. Examples of accounts documented include capital stock, expenses, profits and losses, bills receivable, bills payable, and insurance premiums paid. Each entry includes the date, type of transaction, and the monies debited or credited to the various accounts
  • The Virginia Life Insurance Company Individual Ledger No. 1, 1866-1875, provides a record of customer and employee accounts. The accounts of individual customers record the number of policies purchased or renewed; although, no information is provided concerning the nature of the items insured. Information found in the customer accounts include the amounts paid toward insurance policies and to whom the payments were made. The ledger was also used to record the accounts of company employees and insurance agents. Information found under employee accounts include the number of policies sold, the amount of monies collected for insurance payments, and amounts paid for expenses such as postage, travel, taxes, and attorney fees
  • The Virginia Life Insurance Statement Book, 1866-1875, is a balance sheet that describes the total assets, liabilities and net worth of the business. Entries were made on a monthly basis and document stock investments, bills receivable, monies due, commissions, cash on hand, and estimated profits
  • The Virginia Banking and Trust Company Cashbook No. 7, 1875, records the financial activities of the company with transactions listed chronologically as they occurred. Entries document monies credited and debited for such activities as bills received, deposits by stockholders and insurance policy holders, interest on accounts, and company expenses for such items as office equipment, postage, attorney fees, and taxes. Accounts were balanced at the end of each day's entries and provide a profit and loss statement for that day's activities
  • Stored in the back of Cashbook No.7 are loose papers that contain a statement of policies issued or renewed in 1869 recorded by John C. Whitner an agent working in Atlanta, Georgia. Each entry includes the name of the insured, number of policies and renewals purchased, date of commencement of risk, insurance term, expiration of risk, amount insured, insurance rate, amount of premium, and a brief description of the policy and items insured. Items insured include law libraries, businesses and their stock of goods, and dwelling houses
  • Virginia Banking and Trust Company Daybook No. 6, 1873-1874, documents business activities on a chronological basis as they occurred. Entries include the date, type of transaction, and monies debited and credited. Transactions recorded include purchases of insurance policies and company stock, bills receivable, and company expenses. Each day's entries were balanced and include the total amounts of monies on-hand in currency, gold, and checks
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Action
  • Accessioned
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • The Virginia Banking and Trust Company was originally incorporated as the Virginia Insurance Company by an act of the General Assembly of Virginia passed 13 December 1865. Operating out of its headquarters in Staunton, Virginia, the company insured buildings, furniture, and other property against loss or damage by fire. The company also provided life insurance.
  • Another act of the General Assembly of Virginia, passed 13 January 1871, changed the name of the company to the Virginia Banking and Trust Company. The company operated under this name until it was dissolved and sold its properties in October of 1875.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Virginia Banking and Trust Company Business Records
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Augusta County under the accession numbers 43658 and 43836
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 6
  • 4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Augusta County Circuit Court
  • Augusta County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001596309
Terms governing use
For Virginia Insurance Company General Ledger No. 1, 1866-1875, use microfilm copies, Augusta County (Va.) Reels 244-245. For Virginia Insurance Company Statement Book, 1866-1875, and Virginia Insurance Company Individual Ledger No. 1, 1866-1875, use microfilm copies, Augusta County (Va.) Reels 256-257.
Type of unit
  • v.
  • microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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