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Register of Deseret National Bank transactions

Register of Deseret National Bank transactions

Dates: 1875-1877

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Deseret National Bank
  • Call Number: MSS 67
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 67; Deseret National Bank transactions; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 67, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Banks and banking--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Economics and Banking; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Deseret National Bank transactions
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:17-0700
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Organizational History

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.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts