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Atlantic Hotel Records, 1872-1901

By Sarah Osorio

Collection Overview

Title: Atlantic Hotel Records, 1872-1901

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-120

Creator: Atlantic Hotel (Norfolk, Va.) (1867-1902)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Languages: English [eng], French [fre]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records of Richard Stearns Dodson, Baltimore proprietor of the second Atlantic Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. The collection includes business records in ledgers and cashbooks, including account information, bills, licenses, bonds, checks, ledgers, and notes associated with the operation of the Atlantic Hotel from 1872-1901.

Biographical Note

The Atlantic Hotel was located at the corner of Main Street and Granby Street in Norfolk, Virginia. This was the second building in Norfolk called the Atlantic Hotel, built by architect Edmund G. Lind of Baltimore, Maryland. Sometimes referred to as the New Atlantic Hotel, it was destroyed by fire on January 31, 1902.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: E. Griffith Dodson by donation

Preferred Citation: Atlantic Hotel Records, MSS 0000-120, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 25, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger, 1873-1895Add to your cart.
Primary dates 1873-1887. Includes pasted pages of business records: bills, solicitations, receipts, and other records for water, utilities, licenses, taxes, fees, loans, insurance, hotel equipment, etc. Also includes pasted pages of correspondence to R. S. Dodson.
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Item 1: Ledger, 1886-1896Add to your cart.
Primary dates 1886-1892. Includes lists of hotel clients and breaks down charges for guests and hotel expenses. An index for this ledger is in a separate volume, listed in alphabetical order by patron's surname. Spine labeled "Ledger" and "R. S. D."
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Item 1: Cashbook, 1873-1876Add to your cart.
December 16, 1873 - January 31, 1876. Spine labeled "Day-Book."
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Item 1: Cashbook, 1898-1899Add to your cart.
March 14, 1898 - January 17, 1899. Spine labeled "Departure Book."
Item 2: Cashbook, 1901Add to your cart.
January 30, 1901 - September 7, 1901.
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Item 1: Checks Ledger, 1872-1887Add to your cart.
Pasted checks written to various individuals and businesses, signed by R. S. Dodson, Atlantic Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia. Spine labeled "Invoices."