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    Webb Historical Society Collection

    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)
    Acquisition Information:  Gift of Webb Historical Society, 1993.
    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. 
    The second 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 County, Texas
    • Dry Good Stores
    • Hotels
    • Charles Fred Laue
    • Mayme Fain (owner of Merry Merrill Hotel)
    • Mrs. Edward R. Hudson
    • Firm of McNary and Boothe
    • Mary Merrill Hotel, Fort Worth
    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 Book, (1854-1855)
    F 3: Mary Merrill Hotel-Hotel Register, 1920-1921
    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 County Archives