Richmond Transfer Company Pass, 1874, No. 1

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Richmond Transfer Company Pass, 1874, No. 1
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Pass No. 1, issued for 1874 to N.H. Hotchkiss. Signed by president A.W. Garber. Red and green print with ornate border. Some soiling. Reverse has paper residue. According to "The City on the James," 1893, the company "of which Major A. W. Garber is president, and C. A. Taylor is secretary and treasurer, does a general transfer business of passengers and baggage to and from hotels and trains, operates a carriage and cab line, and also maintains a union office for the sale of railroad and steamboat tickets of ten landaus and four coupes, five single and five two-horse baggage wagons, and it has something like fifty horses regularly in use. The carriages and wagons of this company call for passengers and baggage wherever ordered. Its rates 'are as reasonable as prompt and good service will permit. It furnishes, for the accommodation of tourists’, pleasure carriages with intelligent drivers, who act as guides for those desiring to see the antiquities and attractions of the Capital of the Old Dominion...Major Garber established the delivery department of this business in 1865 and the ticket office in 1870. The business had grown so, by the beginning of the year 1892, that incorporation was resorted to, the better to conduct it, and it is now in the hands of a joint stock company of $50,000 paid up capital, which company does a business aggregating $300,000 in receipts a year." (Potter Collection) Date: Location: Richmond, Virginia HWAC# 59197