Consists primarily of organizational records, including bylaws and Board of Directors' meeting minutes, 1862-1950 (v.4- 49).
A few cash receipt books, 1859-1861, mortgage tax receipt books and indexes from the 1860s and 1870s, and a sampling of passbooks
and other records of depositor receipts, judgments and balance statements comprise the surviving records of day-to-day transactions.
Records relating to court cases involving the bank pertain primarily to matters of earnings, dividends, gift tax, and bank
reorganization, as evidenced in the files of Attorney, Garrett McEnerney. Documentation of the internal operations of the
bank is limited to a very few records of employee salaries and expenses for assorted social events. Also includes Richard
M. Tobin and other Tobin family correspondence, 1914- 1917, condolences and other papers relating to the death of Joseph Sadoc
Tobin, 1918-1920; and 11 volumes of scrapbooks, 1908-1919, containing newspaper clippings relating to the history and development
of banking in San Francisco.
The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society was founded in San Francisco in 1859 by John Sullivan. It played a major role in financing
San Francisco's growth in the Victorian era, and by 1900 was the largest bank in the entire state of California. Hibernia
began as a membership corporation providing only savings bank services, but in 1946 became a stockholding corporation in order
to provide commercial banking and trust services.
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