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Download Pt. 1: Of Bailments in General. Ch. I: On the Definition and Classification of Bailments. (3.1 MB)

Download Pt. 1 Ch. II: Of the Legal Results of the Relation in General. (2.6 MB)

Download Pt. II: Of Ordinary Bailments. Ch. III: Of Gratuitous Services. (2.9 MB)

Download Pt. II Ch. IV: Of Gratutitous Loans. (2.6 MB)

Download Pt. II Ch. V: Classification and General Principles. (2.6 MB)

Download Pt. II Ch. VI: Pignus, or Pledge. (4.4 MB)

Download Pt. II Ch. VII: Of Locatio Rei. (3.5 MB)

Download Pt. II Ch. VIII: Of Locatio Operis. (4.5 MB)

Download Pt. III: Of Extraordinary Bailments. Ch. IX: Of Inns and Innkeepers. (3.6 MB)

Download Pt. III Ch. X: Of Common Carriers of Goods. (3.3 MB)

Download Pt. III Ch. XI: Of the Rights and Duties of the Common Carrier. (4.8 MB)

Download Pt. III Ch. XII: Liability Under Special Contract. (4.1 MB)

Download Pt. III Ch. XIII: Termination of the Relation. (4.7 MB)

Download Pt. IV: Of Quasi-Bailees. Ch. XIV: Of Carriers of Passengers. (5.7 MB)

Download Pt. IV Ch. XV: Of Other Carriers. (3.7 MB)

Download Pt. V: Of Actions Against Carriers. Ch. XVI: The Action and its Damages. (4.8 MB)


The Outlines of Bailments and Carriers form part of a complete work on that subject intended for the use of classes in law schools. The other part, which is nearly ready for publication, consists of select cases illustrating and amplifying principles stated in the Outlines. It is the purpose of the Outlines not only to state the foundation principles of the subject, but to put these in orderly and consecutive form in order that the student may have an opportunity to see the subject as a whole. It is believed that any study of the cases without some such connected view of the subject will involve considerable loss of time and result in a good deal of in indefiniteness in conception.

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Callaghan and Co.




Bailment, Liability, Carriage, Common carriers, Contract carriers, Carriage, University of Michigan Law School, Law students


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Outlines of the Law of Bailments and Carriers