Register of Deseret National Bank transactions
Scope and Contents
The folder contains handwritten and printed banking transactions between 1875-1877. One is a deposit slip and the other is a statement that an outstanding loan cannot be collected.
- Deseret National Bank (Organization)
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Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Deseret National Bank transactions, 1875-1877, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The first "Mormon bank" to be founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, was the Hooper, Eldredge and Company. The bank further expanded in 1872 and obtained a charter as the Deseret National Bank. The Deseret National Bank was an outgrowth of a banking partnership established in 1868 under the name of Hooper, Eldredge and Company. William Hooper was a prominent Salt Lake City merchant and Utah's territorial delegate to Congress; Horace S. Eldredge was also a prominent merchant and high official of the LDS Church. Their mercantile firm having been absorbed in 1868 into the church-promoted wholesale and retail house, Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI), Hooper and Eldredge entered the field of banking with their bookkeeper, Lewis S. Hills. Their bank was originally called "Zion's Co-operative Banking Institution," and the sign bore a representation of the "All-Seeing Eye of Jehovah," signifying approval by the Mormon Church of their venture and enjoining all faithful Saints to patronize their establishment.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The folder contains handwritten and printed banking transactions between 1875-1877. One is a deposit slip, while the other is a statement that an outstanding loan cannot be collected.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Deseret National Bank transactions
- Rose Frank
- 23 March 2011
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.