|Title||Pass, railroad: D.L. & W.R.R., issued to Hon. Augustus C. Canfield, Senator, for free passage until Dec. 31, 1878, on Morris & Essex Div. & Warren R.R.|
|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
Pass: Delaware, Lackwanna & Western Railroad, issued to Hon. Augustus C. Canfield, Senator, for free passage until December 31, 1878, on the Morris & Essex Division and the Warren Railroad.
Printed card stock, one sided, 2-1/4" x 3-7/8" wide. Printed in black with underprinting in red "1878 Good only on Morris & Essex Division" - added in red ink below was "And Warren R.R."; holographic entry of holder and title; signed by Sam Sloan (President of the D.L. & W.R.R. - his office was in New York.)
The line known as the Morris & Essex Division or M&E has its eastern terminus at Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken. DL&W formally leased the Warren Railroad in October 1857 and it connected circuitously to the M&E.
Canfield was a New Jersey State Senator from Morris County and lived in Succaruna. He was also a railroad man which may be an explanation for this courtesy pass. (see notes.)
May be considered as type of transportation or railroad ticket.
Information from: Poor's Manual of the Railroads of the United States, Issue 22, 1889, pg 154-155.
Ferro Monte Railroad Co., Succaruna, N.J.
Canfield was a director as well as Treasurer and Secretary.
He died May 7, 1891.
Canfield, Augustus C.
|Year Range from||1878|
|Year Range to||1878|
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Morris & Essex Division
|Caption||Pass, D.L.& W.R.R., Hon. Augustus C. Canfield, 1878|
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