Guide to the Walla Walla Savings Bank (Walla Walla, Washington) Records 1889-1897
Cage 17

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Walla Walla Savings Bank
Title
Walla Walla Savings Bank (Walla Walla, Washington) Records
ID
Cage 17
Date [inclusive]
1889-1897
General Physical Description note
6 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, documents, accounts and ledgers of a commercial bank, financing such activities as the foreign marketing of wheat, from its opening in 1889 to its suspension in 1893. Also correspondence and accounts of the receivers who saw to the liquidation of its affairs, 1893-1897.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 17, Guide to the Walla Walla Savings Bank Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Walla Walla Savings Bank was organized at Walla Walla, Washington, in 1889 under the authority of the territorial banking and corporate laws. The major organizer and President of the bank was James K. Edminston, previously a Seattle mortgage broker operating a branch office in Walla Walla. The bank began operations on September 2, 1889 and concentrated its efforts in commercial banking in the wheat trade. The major eastern correspondent was the Chase National Bank of New York City, and operations extended as far as St. Petersburg. Operations continued for slightly over four years with the bank suspending operations on December 9, 1893, its drafts having gone to protest in the general stringency of 1893. From December, 1893 to early 1897 the bank was in the hands of three successive receivers who saw to the liquidation of its affairs.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is relatively intact, although there are a few open spots in the chronology of correspondence.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into three series; 1) Correspondence, original and letter books, for the years of active operations. 2) Accounts and correspondence of the receivers. 3) Ledger and account books. Arrangement is chronological, except that the large-size ledger books have been segregated into a separate series for convenience in storing and handling.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca 1970

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Walla Walla Savings Bank (Walla Walla, Wash.)--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Edminston, James K.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Banks and banking--Washington (State)--Walla Walla
  • Business, Labor, and Industry
  • Washington (State)
  • Wheat--Marketing

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence and Letterbooks 

Box Folder

Letterbook September 2 1889-September 10 1890 

1 1

Letterbook August 31 1891-June 17 1892 

1 2

Letterbook June 18 1892-June 10 1893 

2 3

Letterbook October 28 1893-December 22 1893 

2 4

Letterbook, forms for remittances, drafts April 11 1893-December 9 1893 

2 5

Correspondence March 28 1891-August 31 1893 

3 6

Correspondence September 1 1893-October 7 1893 

3 7

Correspondence, (forms) October 7 1893-November 25 1893 

3 8

Correspondence November 4 1893-December 9 1893 

4 9

Forwarding draft stub book September 2 1889-December 9 1893 

4 10

Foreign exchange transactions stub book September 2 1889-December 9 1893 

4 11

Cashier's book (cash drawer record) September 2 1889-December 9 1893 

4 12

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Series 2: Accounts and Correspondence 

Box Folder

Book of protests 1894 

5 13

Letterbook, December 1893-January, [1896] 

5 14

Receiver's book, (funds and accounts) 1894-1897 

5 15

Receiver's book, (main ledger, some news clippings) 1894-1897 

5 16

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Series 3: Ledger and Account Books 

Folder

Cash ledger September 2 1889-December 1 1891 

17

Cash ledger July 1 1892-October 31 1893 

18

Cash ledger November 1 1893-December 9 1893 

19

Daily balance ledger September 2 1889-December 9 1893 

20

Depositor's daily balances September 2 1889-October 31 1891 

21

Depositor's daily balances November 1 1891-April 27 1893 

22

Depositor's daily balances April 27 1893-December 9 1893 

23

Collections September 2 1889-December 9 1893 

24

Accounts ledger September 1889-January 1892 

25

Accounts ledger January 1892-January 1893 

26

Accounts ledger January 1893-December 9 1893 

27

Draft Register October 26 1893 - December 9 1893 

28

Index of depositors. 

29

Inventory of notes and assets prepared by receiver undated 

30

Index 1892 

31

Index 1894 

32

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