Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Decker-Jewett Bank Papers, 1850-1890
Boxes 137, 140, 142-145  
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • History
  • Correspondents
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Decker-Jewett Bank Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1890
    Box Number: Boxes 137, 140, 142-145
    Creator: Decker-Jewett Bank (Marysville, Calif.)
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Decker-Jewett Bank Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Banks and banking--California--Marysville--History
    Decker-Jewett Bank (Marysville, Calif.)
    Deeds--California--Yolo County
    Land titles--California--Yolo County--History


    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.


    Major Correspondents

    • Decker, Peter, 1822-1888
    • Jewett, John H.

    Other Correspondents

    • Bennett, C. W.
    • Hanauer, A.
    • Lawrence, Joab
    • McChrystal, John

    Related Collections

    Title: John Augustus Sutter Jr. Collection,
    Boxes 315-16.