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United States Hotel Ledger

 Collection — Box: 1, item: 1
Identifier: Ms-1988-117

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by the United States Hotel of Frederick Town, Maryland. Only seven of the ledger's pages (documenting guests' lodging, meal, and livery charges) remain legible. The text of the remainder of the ledger is obscured by glued-in newspaper clippings, the ledger having been used as a clippings scrapbook. The clippings, dating ca. 1898-1930, do not have a central theme but instead cover a diverse range of national and international personalities and events that the unidentified clipper seems to have found interesting or amusing.

Dates

  • 1844-ca. 1930

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Administrative History

Built before 1841, the United States Hotel stood on Market Street in Frederick Town, Maryland. The hotel had 50 rooms and during the Civil War would serve as a hospital for wounded soldiers. The hotel continued to operate as late as 1872 but was later abandoned and had been destroyed by fire by 1919.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection contains a ledger maintained by the United States Hotel of Frederick Town, Maryland, later used as a scrapbook documenting national and international personalities and events.

Source of Acquisition

The United States Hotel Ledger was purchased by Special Collections in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the United States Hotel Ledger by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Title
A Guide to the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers, 1844-1930
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2017 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-27: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308