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  • Hotel del Coronado Records, 1888-1995

Letter from E. S. Babcock to J. B. Seghers, Hotel

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Letter from E. S. Babcock to J. B. Seghers, Hotel Manager
Bound Correspondence; Volume 02, page 236
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Babcock, Elijah S.
Babcock writes to Seghers regarding bar and cigar accounts.
Hotel del Coronado; Letters; Correspondence; Elijah S. Babcock; E. S. Babcock; Accounts; J. B. Seghers; Liquor; Bars; Cigars; Orders; Hotel industry
1500 Orange Avenue
California - Coronado
  • Hotel del Coronado Records, 1888-1995
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Letter (correspondence)
8 inches X 11 inches
July 20, 1888
J. B. Seghers, Jr., Esq.,
Manager Hotel,

Dear Sir:-- I wish you would put the bearer, Mr. Richards, in the place of the present Assistant to your head cashier, at the bar, he performing the exact duties of the present incumbent.

Please tell Mr. Newlin to consider, after this date, the bar and cigar stand separate from the hotel management, and to credit to the bar and cigar account all the receipts [unknown-two lines hadwritten] Please advise your employees in the bar, cigar stand and liquor room that their departments will be run independent of the hotel hereafter, and ask your head cashier to keep a book and record therein all drinks or liquors of every description that are furnished to anyone without pay and send a written report to Mr Newlin daily, so they can be charged to the proper departments. I mean by this, to cover any expenses in the shape of drinks that the hotel is bound for under agreements of yours with the cooks, etc. mention of which you made some time ago.

Mr. Richards will receive the same wages as the present incumbent, and I suppose you can find a place for the man whose place he takes, in some other department of the hotel.

Yours truly,
E.S. Babcock Jr.
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