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Myrtle Bank Hotel, 1900 - 1910

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3073B/17

Scope and Contents

231 x 178 mm. A view from the lawn showing the rear facades of the hotel, with guests standing on the verandah. The hotel is in Harbour Street, Kingston: 'The Myrtle Bank Hotel has become a synonym for everything associated with elegance and comfort in accommodation, the superlative in food and wine, and all that is best and brightest in the innumerable phases of attraction so indispensable to modern ideals for the needs of the day and the pleasures of the night… On the verandahs of the Myrtle Bank more people take their ease and refreshments than in any other hotel in the island, and visitors from the cold lands of the North swiftly 'fall' for the rhythm of the rocking chairs that seem to swing more emphatically in the affirmative when the well-trained waiters answer the electric bells that are everywhere to hand..' (Macmillan 1909).

Dates

  • 1900 - 1910

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Bibliography

A detailed description of the Myrtle Bank Hotel can be found in: Macmillan, Allister (ed.) (1909), The West Indies Illustrated, London: Collingridge.

General

GD.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Originator(s)

Adolphe Duperly and Sons

Finding aid date

2002-11-11 14:59:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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