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Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau records
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The records of the Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau contains only records associated with business transactions including: receipted vouchers, payrolls, register of vouchers, cashbooks, time books, journals, and ledgers. Most of these are pasted into ledger books, which are old (dates range 1901-1946) and, in some cases, in poor condition.
The Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau also called the Pacific Car Service Bureau seems to have been a sort of collection agency for the different west coast railroad companies. The P.C.D.B. would be responsible for collectiong the fee that came due when a freight car was held beyond the reasonable time for loading or unloading of transported materials.
9.75 Linear Feet (16 flat boxes and 2 manuscript boxes)
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