Finding Aid to the Bullion and Exchange Bank Records, 1876-1907

Finding Aid written by Elizabeth Konzak; additions by Alison E. Bridger
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Finding Aid to the Bullion and Exchange Bank Records, 1876-1907

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/63 cp

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Elizabeth Konzak; additions by Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
September 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Bullion and Exchange Bank records
Date (inclusive): 1876-1907
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/63 cp
Creators : Bullion and Exchange Bank (Carson City, Nev.)

State Bank and Trust Company (Carson City, Nev.)

Carson City Savings Bank (Carson City, Nev.)
Extent: Number of containers: 7 Cartons, 21 Volumes Linear feet: 15
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Documents a series of Carson City, Nevada Banks and other early Nevada businesses. The Bank records begin with materials from the Carson City Savings Bank from 1876-1884, through the Bullion and Exchange Bank from 1884-1903, and end with the State Bank and Trust Company from 1903-1907. The records document bank transactions, accounts, and checks as well as mining stocks. The records give an overview of banking in Nevada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bullion and Exchange Bank Records, BANC MSS 2000/63 cp, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

Bullion and Exchange Bank (Carson City, Nevada) Records, 1877-1931. (Includes records of the Carson City Savings Bank and State Bank and Trust, Carson City Nevada.) Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Library, Reno, NV 89557

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bullion and Exchange Bank (Carson City, Nev.)--Archives
Carson City Savings Bank (Carson City, Nev.)--Archives
State Bank and Trust Company (Carson City, Nev.)--Archives
Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco
American Exchange National Bank of Chicago
Banks and banking--Nevada
Carson City (Nev.)--Commerce

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Bullion and Exchange Bank Records were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Charles Apfelbaum on December 10, 1999. Additions were made on March 27, 2006.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Konzak in 2003. Additions by Alison E. Bridger in 2006.

Corporate History

The Carson City Savings Bank was incorporated in 1875, when local businessmen saw a need for banking in Carson City, Nevada, particularly after the opening of the US Mint in 1869. The bank became the Bullion and Exchange Bank in 1882. With the decline in mining and reductions in development, the Bullion and Exchange Bank was restructured into the State Bank and Trust Company in 1903, failing by 1907. In turn, each of the three banks served the growing population of Carson City by providing banking services and dealing in mining stock.

Scope and Content of Collection

Documents a series of Carson City, Nevada Banks and other early Nevada businesses. The Bank records begin with materials from the Carson City Savings Bank from 1876-1884, through the Bullion and Exchange Bank from 1884-1903, and end with the State Bank and Trust Company from 1903-1907. The records document bank transactions, accounts, and checks as well as mining stocks. The records give an overview of banking in Nevada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Container List

 

SERIES 1 Carson City Savings Bank 1876-1884

Physical Description: Carton 1, Volumes 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of records from the Carson City Savings Bank documenting accounts, transactions, and stocks. The Bank teller's scratch book contains some commentary interspersed with the calculations.
Carton 1

Bank teller's Scratch Book 1876

Volume 1

Purchase and Sale Book 1877-1881

Volume 2

Stock Journal Apr. 9, 1877 - Sept. 30, 1879

Carton 1

Mining Stock Blotter (notes) Mar. 9 - Sept. 5, 1878

Volume 3

Stock Ledger 1879-1880

Volume 4

Stock Ledger "B" Aug. 1879- Mar. 1884

Volume 5

Daily Balance Book Jan. 1880 - July 1882

 

SERIES 2 Bullion and Exchange Bank 1884-1903

Physical Description: Cartons 1-6, Volumes 6-18

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Divided into three sub-series, Banking Records, Checks, and Stock. The records give an overview of bank operations.
 

2.1 Banking Records 1888-1907

Physical Description: Carton 1, Volumes 6-8

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains daily balance, log, and teller's books, as well as certificates of deposit and a letter book. Documents the cash flow and daily work of the bank.
Volume 6

Daily Balance Book Aug. 10, 1888 - Dec. 9, 1889

Carton 1

Assessments and Dividends Paid July 21, 1892 - Jan. 28, 1901

 

Certificates of Deposit

Carton 1

No. 7505-8000 Nov. 21, 1892 - Mar. 27 1893

Carton 1

No. 11001-11500 Nov. 27, 1896- Nov. 27, 1897

Volume 7

Teller's Cash Balance and Daily Log Book Oct. 16, 1896 - Sept. 30, 1898

Carton 1

Letter Book Nov. 21, 1901 - Apr. 25, 1902

Volume 8

Collection and Credit Slip Book Oct. 17 - Dec. 2, 1902

Carton 1

Cash Exchange Book Sept. 17, 1906 - Sept 11, 1907

Carton 1

Cash Receiving Book Sept. 17, 1906 - Sept 11, 1907

Volume 19

Bills Receivable Ledger Book 1886-1896

Volume 20

Remittances 1896-1897

Volume 21

Checks Received July 30 1901- Oct. 2, 1901

 

2.2 Checks 1892-1897

Physical Description: Carton 1-6, Volume 9

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of cancelled checks pasted into volumes of check stubs. Checks were drawn on various local and national banks, including the Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco, and the American Exchange National Bank of Chicago. Most signed by the Bullion and Exchange Bank cashier, T.R. Hofer. Also includes a draft register.
 

Checks Drawn on Multiple Banks

Carton 1

No. 6103-6500 Sept. 23, 1885 - Apr. 12, 1886

Carton 2

No. 7501-8000 Dec. 17, 1886 - Sept. 8, 1888

Carton 2

No. 8001-8499 Nov. 10, 1887 - Feb. 27, 1891

Carton 2

No. 9001-9500 Oct. 31, 1892 - Dec. 19, 1893

Carton 2

No. 9501-10000 Dec. 20, 1893 - Jan. 17, 1895

Carton 2

No. 11501-12000 Mar. 18, 1898 - July 14, 1899

 

Checks Drawn on Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco

Carton 3

No. 10501-11000 June 1 - July 14, 1886

Carton 3

No. 13501-14000, plus loose 14999-15000 Feb. 28 - Apr. 9, July 5, 1887

Carton 3

No. 23001-23500 Mar. 4 - Apr. 4, 1889

Carton 3

No. 25603-26000 Sept. 2 - 26, 1889

Carton 3

No. 27501-28000 Jan. 6 - Feb. 20, 1890

Carton 4

No. 30001-30500 July 7-Aug. 6, 1890

Carton 4

No. 33501-34000 Feb. 4, 1891 - Mar. 10, 1891

Carton 4

No. 35501-36000 June 22 - July 17, 1891

Carton 4

No. 40471-40970 Mar. 3 - Apr. 2, 1892

Carton 5

No. 41971-42470 Mar. 28-June 22, 1892

Carton 5

No. 46471-46970 Jan. 20 - Feb. 21, 1893

Carton 5

No. 46971-47470 Feb. 17 - Mar. 15, 1893

Carton 5

No. 55501-56000 Aug. 9 - Sept. 7, 1894

Carton 6

No. 64001-64500 Nov. 25 - Dec. 18, 1895

 

Checks Drawn on American Exchange National Bank of Chicago

Carton 6

No. 503-1000 Mar. 30, 1892 - May 12, 1893

Carton 6

No. 1103-1500 Aug, 10 1893 - Aug. 23, 1894

Volume 9

Draft Register: Drawn on Anglo California Bank of San Francisco No. 69655-79303, Kountze Brothers of New York City No. 16751-17215, Hanover National Bank of New York No. 17300-1, and American Exchange Bank of Chicago No. 28690-31573 1896-1897

 

2.3 Stock 1884-1903

Physical Description: Carton 6, Volumes 10-18

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes ledgers, journals, and record books for mining stock accounts as well as daily stock balances and a blotter (notebook) of stock sales.
 

Mining Stock Account Ledgers

Volume 10

No.1 Apr. 1884 - Dec. 1887

Volume 11

No. 2 Jan. 1888-June 1896

 

Journal of Mining Stock Accounts

Volume 12

No.1 Apr. 1884-Apr. 1887

Volume 13

No. 2 May 2, 1887 - Feb. 28, 1891

Volume 14

No. 3 Mar. 2, 1891 - July 31, 1896

 

Mining Stock Record

Volume 15

No. 1 Apr. 1884-Dec. 1887

Volume 16

No. 2 Jan. 1888 - Dec. 1897

Volume 17

No. 3 June 1902 - Apr. 1903

 

Mining Stock Accounts

Volume 18

Daily Balances Sept. 1887 - July 1896

Carton 6

Blotter (notes) June 1, 1889 - Feb. 25, 1890

Carton 6

Stock Trade Agreement Certificate Jan. 6, 1891

Carton 6

Stock Ledger April 9, n.d.

 

SERIES 3 State Bank and Trust Company 1903, 1906-1907

Physical Description: Box 1, Cartons 6-7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a letter press book and collection and credit slips books noting bank transactions.
Carton 6

Letter Book Apr. 17, 1903 - Oct. 5, 1903

 

Collection and Credit Slip Books

Carton 5

v.1 Aug. 26 - Oct. 17, 1903

Carton 7

v.2 July 20 - Aug. 3, 1906

Carton 7

v. 3 Aug. 16-29, 1906

Carton 7

v.4 Oct. 20-31, 1906

Carton 7

v.5-13 Dec. 6, 1906-April 5, 1907

Carton 7

v.14-16 Apr. 6-May 13, and May 17, 1907