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Guide to the Records of The Pacific Car Demurrage, 1901-1946 JL020
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  • Title: Pacific Car Demurrage Records,
    Identifier/Call Number: JL020
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1946

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Historical Note

    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 whena freight car was held beyond the reasonable time for loading or unloading of transported materials.

    Preferred Citation:

    Records of The Pacific Car Demurrage. JL020. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of the Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau to the Jackson Library of Business, 1973. Transferred to Special Collections in 1979.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pacific Car Demurrage Bureau
    Business enterprises--California.
    Business records.
    Journals (bookkeeping)