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Passenger list and freight account book of steamboat "Red Jacket,

Held by the New York State Archives


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Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These are passenger lists for daily steamboat trips between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Provided are names; destinations; number of party; and fares paid. The series also includes daily accounts of Roswell Haskell with steamboat “Red Jacket” for receipts and disbursements.
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0.3 cu ft.(2 volumes).
Inclusive Dates:
1838-1839
Series Number:
A1079

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A passenger list for daily steamboat trips between Buffalo and Niagara Falls gives: names; destinations; number in party; and fares paid.

Accounts were kept between June 5 and September 11, 1838, and totalled at end of entries. The series also includes daily accounts of Roswell Haskell with steamboat "Red Jacket" for receipts (mostly from way bills) and disbursements, for April to November 1839; at the end are other miscellaneous accounts. Passengers were taxed in accordance with a law of 1817.

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