Summary: The Webb Historical Society donated materials in 1993
pertaining to the Merry Merril Hotel or Mary Merrill Hotel in Fort
Worth in the 1920s and a copy of an early dry goods store day book.
The Merrill Hotel appears to have had four floors as the room numbers
have 200, 300, and 400 series, yet no listing for the hotel could be
found in the 1920 Fort Worth City Directory.
Size/Extent: 0.21 linear feet (one box)
Information: Gift of Webb Historical Society, 1993.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
This collection consists of two series: Manuscript, and
Registers. The first series, Manuscript, contains a photocopy of
Early Days in Fort Worth, by Charles Fred Laue.
series, Registers (1920-1921), contains a photocopy of a day book from
the Firm of McNary and Boothe, located in Lafayette, Upshur County,
Texas. The photocopy contains selected entries from the original,
dated 1854-1855, loaned from Mrs. Edward R. Hudson of Fort Worth,
Texas. This series also contains a cash book and hotel register from
the Mary Merrill Hotel, located in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Webb Historical Society Collection was donated to the Tarrant
County Archives in 1993. No information was recorded regarding the
previous provenance of the materials.
- Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
- Lafayette, Upshur
- Charles Fred Laue
- Mayme Fain (owner of Merry Merrill
- Mrs. Edward R. Hudson
- Firm of McNary and Boothe
- Mary Merrill Hotel, Fort
SERIES I: Manuscript
F 1: Early Days in Fort Worth.
Charles Fred Laue, undated
SERIES II: Registers
F 2: Firm of McNary and Boothe-Day
F 3: Mary Merrill Hotel-Hotel Register,
I 4: Mary Merrill Hotel-Cash Book, 1920-1921
"Mayme Fain owner of Merry Merrill Hotel" written on
interior front cover.
Preferred Citation: Webb Historical Society Collection, Tarrant