Shipbuilding Ledger (Norfolk, Va.)
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a ledger kept near the port of Norfolk, Virginia from 1796 documenting accounts for building ships. The first twenty pages are loose and contain handwritten accounts for customers in Norfolk including Pennock, Hamilton, Crawford, and Leckie in addition to blacksmiths, captains, sail makers, and block makers. The pages are approximately 16 inches x 12.5 inches and saddle-stiched along the middle. The rest of the ledger contains clippings from literary publications, such as fiction, anecdotes and poems, that date from the 19th century and have been placed on top of the ledger. The page numbers and accounts are still visible on pages where the clippings are absent. A bookplate for William Whiting, which was found inside the ledger, is also included.
- 1796, circa 1825-1860, undated
- Other: Date acquired: 10/06/2014
0.20 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Language of Materials
Ledger kept near the port of Norfolk containing accounts of blacksmiths, captains, sail makers, and block makers in 1796. The college also contains 19th century clippings from literary publications.
Physical Access Requirements
Access may be limited due to the fragile nature of the ledger.
Source of Acquisition
Harold Protsman and Wayne Burton
Method of Acquisition
Gift. Accession #A2014-36
The collections was processed and finding aid created by Mona Farrow, Special Collections Assistant, in 2015.
- A Guide to the Shipbuilding Ledger (Norfolk, Va.)
- Mona Farrow, Special Collections Assistant
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.