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Memorandum of Draft - White Star Line - Mrs. Frank McGuire - 1880

Memorandum of a Draft, White Star Line - 1880

A Memorandum of a Draft like the one shown below from 1880 was used as a receipt - often for funds sent to immigrants still in the Old Country waiting to come to America.

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No. 50683 White Star Line

United States and Royal Mail Steamers

Sailing Every Week From New York, Queenstown and Liverpool.

Unsurpassed for Safety, Speed and Comfort.

New York, May 29th 1880

Memorandum of a Draft favor of Mrs. Frank McGuire

For £3-0-0 $ --- Paid by Ellen McGuire


/s/ A. L. Stevens, Agent.

Meriden, Connecticut

PARTIES DESIRING to send for their friends from the OLD COUNTRY, can obtain Tic], etc. by the WHITE STAR LINE on application at the Company's Office, 37 BROADWAY, or on the wharf foot of West loth Street, or any of the Company's Agents throughout the United States and Canada

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  • BRITANNIC: 5004 Tons
  • GERMANIC: 5004 Tons
  • BALTIC: 3707 Tons
  • ADRIATIC: 3888 Tons
  • CELTIC: 3888 Tons
  • REPUBLIC: 3707 Tons

The Steerage on the Steamers of the White Star Line are unusually spacious, well lighted, ventilated and in Winter heated by steam.

Tickets or Drafts payable on demand everywhere in the Old Country for sale at lowest rates.

Current Value of £3 from 1880

Current data is only available till 2006. In 2006, £3 0s 0d from 1880 was worth:

  • £205.37 using the retail price index
  • £292.15 using the GDP deflator
  • £1,489.92 using the average earnings
  • £1,830.91 using the per capita GDP
  • £3,201.07 using the share of GDP

Lawrence H. Officer, "Five Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a UK Pound Amount, 1830 - 2006" MeasuringWorth.Com, 2007.

Information about Document

  • Date: 29 May 1880
  • Value at Issue: 3 pounds 0 shillings 0 pence (£3 0s 0d or £3:0:0)
  • Dimensions: 24.3 x 11.6 cm
  • Reverse Side: Blank
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