Stag Hotel [????-????]
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Actually the Stag Hotel crops up a few times in my book (pages 44, 55, 76 and 91).
The owner from 1878 was Jesse Cook, who took it over from old Soldier John Robinson White, a veteran of the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny, who went bankrupt that year. Cook renovated it and raised a family there through the 1880s, when it became a popular venue for international billiards tournaments.
I read somewhere that the hotel was still going in World War II, when it was a Chinese brothel run for servicing Japanese soldiers.
Mentions of the Stag Hotel in Google Books
The foreigner in China - Lucius N. Wheeler - 1881
"In 1866 the writer counted at one time, from the flat roof of the Stag Hotel 150 steamers and sailing vessels"
An Official Guide to Eastern Asia: China - Japan. Dept. of Railways - 1915 -
"Stag Hotel (Wellington Str.)"
International Law Reports - H. Lauterpacht, Elihu Lauterpacht - 1951
Hong Kong, Court of Appeal. (Sir Leslie Gibson, CJ, and Reynolds, J.) "December 26, 1948. THE FACTS. — This appeal arose out of a dispute concerning a partnership known as the Stag Hotel Mun Kee. This partnership comprising eight ... "
Handbook of information for passengers & shippers by the steamers ...
Nihon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha
1904 - Stag Hotel (142 Queen's Road); ...
Hong Kong, stability and change: a collection of essays
Henry J. Lethbridge - 1978
... to Singapore and had served there as pimp to a Chinese married woman, Mrs. Mi Yorke, who became his paramour. The two then moved up to Hong Kong in 1896, where Schwalm applied to the Government for a licence to manage the Stag Hotel ...
Saturday evening post treasury - Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong
Roger Place Butterfield - 1954
"Painted on the peeling plaster was an announcement in Chinese that it was the Stag Hotel, offering comfortable rooms. In reality it was a Chinese brothel of the third class."
Memories of the future: national identity issues and the search ... Stéphane Corcuff -
"Waters had been a champion boxer in Montana, a barkeeper in Shanghai, and proprietor of the Stag Hotel in Hong Kong; Hosea Morse described these men simply as "irresponsible adventurers. ... "