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Guide to the Decker-Jewett Bank Papers, 1850-1890
Boxes 137, 140, 142-145  
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Business papers, certificates, correspondence, deeds, mining papers, sales of public land materials, tax receipts.
In 1858, Peter Decker and John H. Jewitt took over the business of Marysville, California's first bank from Mark Brumagim & Co. and formed the partnership of Decker and Jewett. The bank was conducted as a private bank until the death of Peter Decker in 1888, when it was incorporated as the Decker-Jewitt Bank. In 1910, Elliot McAllister became president of the bank after acquiring John Jewitt's holdings. John Jewitt died in 1911. The bank continued in business until 1934 when its assets were taken over by the Liquidation Office of the State Department of Banking. Prominent Marysville customers of the bank included Pioneers John Q. Packard and Edwards H. Woodruff who were associates in a Marysville general mercantile business from 1849 to 1862. They remained partners in various enterprises until the death of Woodruff in 1899. John Packard died about 1907. William C. Belcher was also a customer of the bank. Belcher, a lawyer, settled in Marysville in 1856 and formed a law partnership with his brother I.S. Belcher. William Belcher died in 1895.
Please credit California State Library.