Register of the Farmers & Merchants Bank (Stockton, Calif.) Scrapbook, 1915-1920

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Farmers & Merchants Bank (Stockton, Calif.) Scrapbook, 1915-1920

Collection number: Mss274

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Farmers & Merchants Bank (Stockton, Calif.) Scrapbook,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1920
Collection number: Mss274
Creator:
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Farmers & Merchants Bank (Stockton, Calif.) Scrapbook, Mss274, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Guernsey, Frank A. (b. 1879)
Wilson, Thomas Woodrow (1856-1924)

corporate name

Farmers & Merchants Bank (Stockon, Calif.)

subject

Bank buildings -California -Stockton
Bank employees -California -Stockton -Photographs
Banks and banking -California -Stockton
Stockton (Calif.) -History -Sources
Stockton (Calif.) -Pictorial works

Biography

The Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stockton, Calif. was established in 1888 by Darius A. Guernsey, P.B. Fraser and D.S. Rosenbaum. These three men held successively the office of President of the Bank and were succeded (1916) by Darius Guernsey's son, Frank A. Guernsey (b. 1879). In that year the Bank erected a nine-story headquarters building at a cost of $500,000. Frank Guernsey also operated the Frank Guernsey Grain Company, as well as dairy and orchard properties on Rough and Ready Island. Although the Bank's new building endured, Frank A. Guernsey's banking career was relatively short-lived, for, by 1922 he had become a Vice President with the Union Safe Deposit Bank and, by 1925, both he and the Farmers & Merchants Bank had disappeared from Stockton directories.

Scope and Content

The Farmers & Merchants Bank Scrapbook chronicles the period of creation of the Bank's new headquarters building (1915-20). Approximately half of the scrapbook is devoted to photographs of the Bank staff and to various stages of the building process. The other half of the scrapbook is filled with clippings recounting events depicted in the photographs. Of special note are four photographs of President Woodrow Wilson standing on the back of a train car with Frank A. Guernsey. These pictures were taken at the time of Wilson's whistlestop tour of the United States on behalf of our membership in the League of Nations (1919).

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