Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 253

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MEDICINE.) Large group of railroad "Yellow Fever Bulletins" detailing quarantine conditions in southern cities. 81 items, most 11 x 8 1/2 inches, each 1 to 4 pages with various filing notes; condition generally strong, a few with tears. Washington, 1897 and 1905

Additional Details

These notices provide nearly daily updates on travel restrictions in many cities in the deep south over the course of two major yellow fever epidemics. Many cities required health certificates for entry, quarantines of up to 30 days, or barred disembarkation altogether. Includes:

31 printed "Yellow Fever Bulletins" issued by the Passenger Department of the Southern Railway Company, each describing quarantine conditions at specific stations on their routes, September to November 1897.

7 related telegrams and circulars on the resumption of service, 13-20 November 1897.

43 printed "Quarantine Notices" and 2 mimeographed "Quarantine Bulletins" issued by the same department, August-November 1905.