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Guide to the Hudson River Day Line Records
1818-1949
 MS 315

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hudson River Day Line
Title: Hudson River Day Line records
Dates [inclusive]: 1818-1949
Abstract: The collection includes the records of the Hudson River Day Line, spanning roughly the entire 100 year history (1840s-1940s) of the company and its predecessor and related entities. The Day Line is best recalled for its passenger service, carrying people for business or pleasure up and/or down the Hudson River between New York City and Albany, with various stops along the way, but its history reaches back to the mid-19th century and its steam towing operations. The collection includes financial and transaction records, correspondence, scrapbooks, publicity material, timetables, ephemera, ship-level records of passengers landed and received, and more. Much of the documents relate to specific steamboats, including the Alida, Anna, Armenia, Austin, Cayuga, Chauncey Vibbard, Commerce, E. Corning Jr., Daniel Drew, Mary Powell, Mercury, New York, Ontario, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, and others
Quantity: 97 Linear feet in 45 record cartons and 375 bound volumes
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 315