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At a Glance
Correspondence, pamphlets, reports, surveys, and maps relating to taxicab and motorbus transportation in various cities, chiefly in the United States.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard Worsam Meade papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Meade was a pioneer in the field of motor bus and taxicab services, establishing the first of these in the United States in 1906. He was president and general manager of the New York Transportation Company, 1904-1918; president and general manager, Detroit Motor Bus Company, 1919-1921; and People's Motorbus Company of St. Louis, 1922-1931; and Consultant on Transportation, 1931-1933.