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Humboldt Bank Ledgers
SFH 622  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    Title: Humboldt Bank Ledgers
    creator: Humboldt Bank
    creator: Humboldt Savings and Loan
    Identifier/Call Number: SFH 622
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 3 flat boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1902
    Abstract: The Humboldt Bank, was organized in 1869. The collection consists of three ledgers, two signature books (1883-1902) and one deposit book (1869-1872).
    Physical Location: The collection is stored off-site.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Humboldt Bank Ledgers (SFH 622), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Donated by Ken Sproul in 2007.

    Administrative History

    The Humboldt Bank, organized in 1869, was one of the oldest Savings Banks in California. It was originally located at No. 4 Kearny Street, when, having purchased a site and erected a three-story building, it removed to 16-18 Geary Street. In 1905 the property was sold and the site at 785 Market Street, near Fourth, was purchased. The Beaux Arts building was completed in 1908 by architect Frederick H. Meyer.
    Humboldt Bank merged with Umpqua Bank in 2004 with Umpqua Bank being the surviving bank.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of three ledgers. Two signature books (1883-1902) includes names, addresses and account numbers. One deposit book (1869-1872) includes account holders names, account numbers, deposits and withdrawls, and dividends. The deposit book dates to the banks inception.


    Ledgers are arranged in chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Banks and banking -- California -- San Francisco
    Savings and loan associations -- California -- San Francisco
    Savings banks -- California -- San Francisco
    Humboldt Bank
    Humboldt Savings and Loan