Guide to the Decker-Jewett Bank Papers, 1850-1890

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Guide to the Decker-Jewett Bank Papers, 1850-1890



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Contents

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, deeds, mining papers, sales of public land materials, tax receipts.

History

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.

Correspondents

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.

Container List

Box 137

Certificates; correspondence: 1879, 1882, 1903; estates of G. W. Colby, Peter Decker and Caroline Woodruff; mining papers, stocks, tax receipts: 1852, 1869- 1893.

Box 140

Business papers: Companies: Central Pacific Railroad; Decker, Jewett & Co., Bank 1860-90; Decker & Jewett Land Co., ca. 1900; Sonoma County Land & Improvement Company, ca. 1890; Spring Valley Hydraulic Gold Company 1880-90.

Box 142

Land sales: Abstracts of title and surveys to Hock Farm, McMurry Farm and New Helvetia; Levee District #5, Sutter County ca. 1850; sales of public lands to John Jewett and W. P. Harrington; survey of Woodruff Ranch 1889; swamp and overflow lands: letters patent, deeds, contested papers and patents 1870-90.

Box 143

Land sales: Deeds: sale of public lands to William E. Belcher 1870; 1873.

Box 144

Land sales: Deeds, etc.: To persons A - Z, 1850-1902. (Includes some swamp and overflow land deeds, etc.)

Box 145

Land sales: Land sales: Deeds: To John Q. Packard and Edwards Woodruff 1852-1887.