Passage Receipt - New York to Glasgow - 6 May 1912

Anchor Line Steamship Ticket Receipt 1912

Anchor Line Steamship Ticket Receipt 1912.

Passage Receipt Summary

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 6 May 1912 / 18 May 1912
  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line Steamships Company
  • Steamship: SS California
  • Route: New York to Glasgow
  • Ticket Type: Passage Receipt
  • Voyage Class: Second Class
  • Name on Contract: Jessie M. Clerihew
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Scottish
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $50.00 / $1,380.00 USD in 2020

 

Issued by the New York Office of the Anchor Line Steamships Company, this Second Cabin Ticket receipt was purchased by Jessie Clerihew for a voyage on the SS California on 18 May 1912 from New York to Glasgow, Scotland.

Anchor Line Steamships

New York Office

[Ticket] No. 42638

Details from Ticket

Place and Date 6 May 1912

Ship California to sail from NEW YORK, on the 18th Day of May 1912, 2nd Class Passage to Glasgow

Amount of Passage: $50.00

Inland Fare: $0, Total $50.00

Paid 22 May 1912

Name of Passenger: Jessie Clerihew  Age: 50

Address: 37 Parade

Assigned to: Room 31, Berth 4

Information on Document

  • Date: 1912 May 6
  • Ticket Receipt No. 42638
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 18.2 cm

Inbound Passenger Records for Jessie M. Clerihew

  • First Name: Jessie M
  • Last Name: Clerihew
  • Nationality: Scotland, Scottish
  • Last Place of Residence: Aberdeen
  • Date of Arrival: September 16th, 1906
  • Age at Arrival: 34y
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Ship of Travel: Caledonia
  • Port of Departure: Glasgow
  • Manifest Line Number: 0021
  • First Name: Jessie M.
  • Last Name: Clerihew
  • Nationality: Great Britain, British
  • Last Place of Residence: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Date of Arrival: April 28th, 1916
  • Age at Arrival: 47y
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Ship of Travel: Orduna
  • Port of Departure: Liverpool
  • Manifest Line Number: 0027

Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value

In 2020, the relative values of $50.00 from 1912 ranges from $985.00 to $27,700.00.

simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is $1,380.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying $50 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1912 to 2020.

This may not be the best answer.

The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income or Wealth, or a Project.

If you want to compare the value of a $50.00 Commodity in 1912 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real price of that commodity is $1,380.00
  • real value in consumption of that commodity is $2,810.00
  • labor value of that commodity is $6,870.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $8,700.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • income value of that commodity is $7,990.00
  • economic share of that commodity is $27,700.00

If you want to compare the value of a $50.00 Income or Wealth , in 1912 there are five choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real wage or real wealth value of that income or wealth is $1,380.00
  • household purchasing power value of that income or wealth is $2,810.00
  • relative labor earnings of that commodity are $6,870.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $8,700.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • relative income value of that income or wealth is $7,990.00
  • relative output value of that income or wealth is $27,700.00

If you want to compare the value of a $50.00 Project in 1912 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real cost of that project is $985.00
  • household cost of that project is $2,810.00
  • labor cost of that project is $6,870.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $8,700.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • relative cost of that project is $7,990.00
  • economy cost of that project is $27,700.00

Source: www.measuringworth.com Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2022.

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