Finding aid to the Humboldt Bank Ledgers SFH 622

Finding aid compiled by Katherine Ets-Hokin.
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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


Signature Books

box 1


box 2



Deposit Books

box 3