United States Hotel Ledger
Scope and Content
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.
- 1844-ca. 1930
- United States Hotel (Frederick Town, Maryland) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Built before 1841, the United States Hotel stood on Market Street in Frederick Town, Maryland. The hotel had 50 rooms and during the American 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.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
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/).
The processing and description of the United States Hotel Ledger commenced and was completed in November 2017.
- United States Hotel Ledger, 1844-ca. 1930
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2017 (CC0 1.0)
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