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Guide to the Hotel Brewster Register MS 15
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Box 1

Hotel register, 1890 January 1-June 14

Entries of interest:

Time tables for 7 different transportation companies are pasted onto the inside front cover of the register: National City and Otay Railway (Nov. 1889); Pacific Coast Steamship Co. (Not dated); Southern California Railway: Santa Fe Route (Oct. 1889); Coronado Railroad: Bay Belt Line (Not dated); San Diego, Old Town and Pacific Beach Railway (Not dated); San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railroad Co. (1889, 1890); Mexican International Pacific and Gulf of California S.S. Co. (Not dated).
Horace Brewster listed as proprietor and first guest on January 1, 1890.
Mrs. YB (Ysidora Bandini) de Couts listed as a guest with 7 other Couts and a nurse, from Rancho Guajome on January 1, 1890.
Note above Chicago (listed as residence of a guest on January 15, 1890): “World’s Fair.”
Flyer for theatrical performance pasted onto page (January 27, 1890): The Sparkling Comedy Success; A Social Session by the Postage Stamp Company; Grand Military Black Hussar Band; (A Fascimile of the Imperial Russian); and All Star Orchestra.
Philip Morse listed as a guest on February 11, 1890 and February 19, 1890.
Mrs. Y.B. de Couts listed as a guest with J.F. Couts on February 27, 1890, March 27, 1890, and April 14, 1890.
J.F. Couts listed as a guest on April 17, 1890.
“American Hotel Guide” compiled by James T. Hair Co. Lists hotels by state, then city, includes parts of Canada, British Columbia, and Indian Territory. The list includes the population of each city, the hotel name and nightly rate.
Full page, double-sided flyer with local ads inserted in register at various locations. Ads of note include: Brewster Pharmacy; Chas, A. Chase Druggist & Apothecary, est. 1872; 1892 World’s Exposition Chicago.