Fonds MS-4-53 - Victoria Hotel fonds

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Victoria Hotel fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1899 - 1928 (Creation)
    Victoria Hotel

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1.2 m of textual records
1/4 reel microfilm

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(ca. 1800-1971)

Administrative history

The Victoria Hotel was founded on Water Street in Windsor, Nova Scotia, during the late eighteenth century by Thomas Doran, an early Irish immigrant following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. The original wooden building was replaced in 1896, but destroyed by fire in 1897. It was re-constructed in 1898.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accessions (1972-019) and (1972-021) in March 1972 by Mrs. Owen Doran.

Scope and content

Fonds contains early nineteenth-century records of the Victoria Hotel, including cash books (1903-1913); ledgers (1902-1914); and guest registers (1899-1928).

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.  Materials may be under copyright.  Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Victoria Hotel fonds, MS-4-53, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2018 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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Physical Location

  • Box: MS-4-53, Item 1-25