Webster County Bank (Red Cloud, Neb.) [RG4017.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG4017.AM: Webster County Bank (Red Cloud, Neb.)

Records: 1918-1920
Red Cloud, Webster County, Neb.: Bank
Size: 2 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

Red Cloud, Nebraska’s first bank was the Smith Brothers Bank, organized in 1879. As a branch of the 1st National Bank of Beatrice, it was engaged in a general banking and collection business.

The Webster County Bank was established in Red Cloud in the fall of 1881. It also carried on a general loan and collection business. The 1882-1883 Gazetteer shows D.P. Albright as president and R.V. Shirey as cashier. In March of 1909 the Webster County Bank was reincorporated with a capital stock of $25,000. B.F. Mizer and S.R. Florence were its chief officers. Mizer served as president until around 1918, when Edward Florence became president. S.R. Florence was cashier during the time period covered by this collection.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of two boxes of remittance sheets dating from 1918-1920. These materials relate to business conducted by the Webster County Bank of Red Cloud, Nebraska. The remittance sheets show information sent to other banking institutions, enclosing records of bills sent for collection and credit. Entries show the date, who the bill or draft was drawn by and on, in whose favor, the last endorser, and the amount.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. 1918, Aug.
  2. 1918, Sept.
  3. 1918, Oct.
  4. 1918, Nov.
  5. 1918, Dec.
  6. 1919, Jan.
  7. 1919, Feb.
  8. 1919, Mar.
  9. 1919, Apr.
  10. 1919, May
  11. 1919, June
  12. 1919, July
  13. 1919, Aug.

Box 2
Folder

  1. 1919, Sept.
  2. 1919, Oct.
  3. 1919, Nov.
  4. 1919, Dec.
  5. 1920, Jan.

Subject headings:

Banks and banking — Nebraska
Red Cloud (Neb.) — Businesses
Webster County Bank (Red Cloud, Neb.)
Webster County (Neb.) — Businesses

Revised 11-02-2007 TMM

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

How ‘Equality Before the Law’ became our state motto

How ‘Equality Before the Law’ became our state motto

Leap Year Once Viewed as Opportunity for Women

Leap Year Once Viewed as Opportunity for Women

Found at an Estate Sale: A Trophy from the Year Nebraska Banned Girls’ Basketball Tournaments

Found at an Estate Sale: A Trophy from the Year Nebraska Banned Girls’ Basketball Tournaments

About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast.

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.