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SC112 Ashland Theatre/William L. Shelton Ledger Book Preliminary Inventory
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TitleSC112 Ashland Theatre/William L. Shelton Ledger Book Preliminary Inventory
AbstractThis collection consists of one 272 page ledger book identified as C Book ledger and containing entries from the years 1907 to 1922. The book appears to have belonged to William L. Shelton. Some of the entries pertain to a 5 cent show perhaps held in a tent on the southwest corner of 24th and Elmwood (ledger entries found on Page 70-89, 1910-1911). Entries also pertain to real estate transactions and improvement as well as personal accounts. There are also two folders containing loose pages found in the front cover of the ledger as well as some newspaper clippings found in the ledger on page 261. These clippings pertain to the weather in early February of 1907 and appear to go with entries on page 266-272 that have to do with putting a new boiler in a building. A city assessment of personal property form for 1912 was found loose in the front of the ledger and it lists the name of Ashland Theatre and William L. Shelton. The ledger is an account book which shows the history of properties as well as gives detail concerning the expenses and income encountered with operating a moving picture theater during the early part of the 20th century.
NotesIn the 1912 Kansas City city directory, William L. Shelton is listed as being in real estate and living at 4615 E. 24th Street. The Ashland Theatre is listed at 24th and Elmwood and is listed in the subject index as a moving picture theater.
AuthorWilliam L. Shelton
Local SubjectAshland Theatre
Shelton, William L.
Motion Picture Theaters
Real Estate
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionThe following headings are found in the ledger index.Bonds - p.98
Real Estate Valuations - p. 100
Notes Valuation - p. 101
Household Valuations - p. 102
Miscellaneous Valuations - p. 103
Bad acts, donations and gifts - p. 104
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Item ID215344
CONTENTdm number36645
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