Wentworth Hotel – Harley Collection, 1921, 1936 – MS102
Source: Donation to the Portsmouth Athenaeum
Citation: Wentworth Hotel – Harley Collection (MS102), Portsmouth Athenaeum
Size: One Hollinger box
Processed by: Susan Stowe Kindstedt in 2010
Materials related to the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel from 1921 through 1936, including reservation requests, employment applications and advertisements, financial information, information about entertainment at the hotel and inventories.
This collection was the former MS060.1 and was changed to MS102 Sept. 20, 2010, when it was also processed. This collection was made much smaller when it first came to the Portsmouth Athenaeum ca. 2000. Please see note in library catalog for specifics as to what is left of the original collection, a small sampling.
Folder 1 Requests from Canada, 1921 Includes correspondence to and from individuals in Canada looking for information and reservations at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. Correspondence to and from the following individuals: Harold Ryan, A. C. Ayer, Charles Shaw, G. W. Wright, J. G. Scott, J. H. W. Bamee, and William N. Ferguson.
Folder 2 Ask Mr. Foster, 1921 Correspondence and telegrams to and from Foster Travel Agency and Magazine
Folder 3 Advertising, 1921 Correspondence, proofs, etc. regarding various newspaper, magazine, etc. advertisements for the Wentworth
Folder 4 Reservations, 1921
Folder 5 Contracts, 1921
Folder 6 Catalogues and Advertisements – Samuel Lewis General Cleaning SuppliesF & E Check WriterThe National Decorative CompanyCaddy Service Association “A Message to Parents”The Belleview and Cottages, Belleair, Florida Golf TournamentsR. Federman & Sons, INC. Wall Papers and Room MouldingsPierce Textile CorporationFrank G. Shuman Co, Paper SpecialtiesR. I. Sugden & Son Asbestos ShinglesCentury Machinery Co. dishwasherTichnor Brothers Inc, colored post cardsIdeal Power Lawn Mower, Golf Scores Booklet
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Folder 7 Employment Agencies Invoices and receipts for employees of the Wentworth including dishwashers, chambermaids, etc.
Folder 8 Employment Applications Correspondence to and from potential employees, including swimming instructors, singers, golf professionals, publicists, caddies, hairdressers, dance instructors, etc.
Folder 9 Employment Applications Correspondence to and from potential employees, including swimming instructors, singers, golf professionals, publicists, caddies, hairdressers, dance instructors, etc.
Folder 10 Charles H. Elliott, Co. Printers, 1921 Correspondences, receipts, samples, etc. from the Hotel’s publisher for menus, stationary, promotional materials, etc.
Folder 11 Entertainment, 1921
Folder 12 The Foster & Reynolds Co., Advertising, 1921
Folder 13 Furniture, 1921 Catalog pages with photographs of furniture by Mueller & Slack
Folder 14 Golf Course, 1921
Folder 15 The Hill Top, 1921
Folder 16 George E. Hills, attorney, 1921
Folder 17 Income tax, 1921
Folder 18 Insurance, 1920
Folder 19 Insurance, 1921
Folder 20 Inventories, 1921
Folder 21 Music, 1921
Folder 22 Requests for Wentworth Brochures, 1921
Folder 23 Sales Room, 1921
Folder 24 Shareholders, 1921
Folder 25 Miscellaneous, Correspondence
Folder 26 Sample Reservation Correspondence, 1931
Folder 27 Bussing Van Etten Gale, 1935-1936 List of shareholders