Waybill for Stagecoach Travel from Fairport to Warren, Ohio, 1829

Summary

Waybills helped nineteenth-century stage lines keep track of fares and passengers. For each journey, company agents would fill out passenger names, destinations, number of seats and collected fares. Additional notes sometimes listed types of baggage or other special instructions. This waybill documents a trip from Fairport to Warren, Ohio in September 1829.

Waybills helped nineteenth-century stage lines keep track of fares and passengers. For each journey, company agents would fill out passenger names, destinations, number of seats and collected fares. Additional notes sometimes listed types of baggage or other special instructions. This waybill documents a trip from Fairport to Warren, Ohio in September 1829.

Artifact

Waybill

Date Made

02 September 1829

Subject Date

02 September 1829

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1757.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 7.625 in

Width: 12.5 in

Inscriptions

Front: WAY-BILL FOR / [handwritten] Warren from Fairport - Sept. 2 - 1829 Handwritten on back: Way Bill from / Fairport to Warren / Sept 2 1829

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