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Steerage Passenger Passage Contracts & Tickets

All Steerage Class Passage Contracts & Tickets available at the GG Archives. These unique contracts represent primary source documents of the voyage of many immigrants. Our collection includes a variety of types and classes and provides an invaluable account of the cost of passage.

Front of Steerage Passage Contract from 1854, Le Havre to New York

1854-05-09 Steerage Passage Contract - Le Havre to New York

A steerage contract over years old, for one adult going from Le Havre to New York on the clipper ship "Admiral" dated 4 May 1854. Printed in French and German, a synopis of the terms and conditions along with the contract information have been translated in English.

White Star Line Agent's Record for Prepaid Steerage Passage for One Adult, UK to New York or Boston (Plus Rail to Scranton, PA).

1880-05-29 Prepaid Steerage Agent's Record, White Star Line

Agent's Record for a Prepaid passage on a White Star Line Steamship for passage from Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA via Steerage class in 1880. This was detached from the steamship ticket provided to the traveler and steamship line.

Cunard Line Steerage Passage Contract for Passage from Gothenburg to Boston Dated 4 June 1880.

1880-06-04 Steamship Passenger Contract, Cunard Line

Cunard Line passage contract for emigrants from Gothenburg to Boston Mass. who paid the sum of $30, being payment in full, inclusive of landing expenses in America.

Front of Prepaid Steerage Passage Contract from 1883

1883-02-17 Prepaid Steerage Ticket - German Immigrant Family

German immigrants traveled from Bremen to New York in the lowest class, steerage, paying the sum of $72 for the voyage on one of the Steamers of the North German Lloyd .

1895 Dutch Steerage Passage Contract on the Cunard Line for a German Immigrant. The Voyage Took Him from Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool.

1895-05-29 Passenger Contract - Rotterdam to New York

Original steamship contract for passage for a German Immigrant, Heinrich Hermes, a 21 year-old laborer who undertook the voyage in the steerage class of the Cunard Line on the SS Lucania.

Immigrant Passage Contract - Sweden to New York, Cunard Line Campania 1897

1897-04-07 Immigrant Passage Contract - Sweden to New York

Contract for a 25 year-old Swedish servant, immigrating to America from Gothenburg, Sweden on 7 April 1897 on board the Cunard Line SS Campania.

White Star Line Steamship Contract - Swedish Immigrant - 1902

1902-11-14 Passenger Contract - Gothenburg to New York

Original Steamship Contract from Gothenburg, Sweden to New York, 3rd Class Steerage Immigrant Ester Hilma Maria Magnuson of Stockholm on the White Star Line. Included the detachable receipt located on the right hand side (panel).

Steamship Ticket  Record (1904) Union-Castle Line

1904-10-08 Steamship Ticket Record - Union-Castle Line

A detached counterpart to a Steerage Passenger's Contract Ticket for passage on the RMS Arundale Castle of the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited. Voyage was from Southampton to Cape Town departing on 1904-10-08.

Steerage Passenger's Contract Ticket, Union-Castle Steamship Co. 1906

1906-11-12 Steerage Contract Ticket - Southampton to Natal

Extraordinary original Steerage Passenger's Contract Ticket for a 27 year old man from Southampton, England for passage to Natal, South Africa in 1906. It provides rich details of the requirements of the steamship company in terms of food, water and other items supplied during the journey.

Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract, German Immigrant Family, 20 November 1907

1907-11-20 Prepaid Steerage Contract - German Immigrant Family

Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract issued by the Hamburg America Line on 20 November 1907 for passage from Hamburg, Germany to New York and a Train from New York to Ellsworth, Minnesota for a German Immigrant Family.

1912 Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract Recipt - Font Side

1912-01-13 Prepaid Steerage Contract - Hamburg America Line

Colorful Receipt for the purchase of passage from Hamburg to New York via the Hamburg America Line with inland passage to McFreesport, Pennsylvania dated 13 January 1913.

Receipt for Steerage Passage - Great Western Railway 1912

1912-08-14 Receipt for Steerage Passage - Great Western Railway

Very rare receipt for Emigrant Tickets purchased for travel on the Great Western Railway from F. C. Cooper & Co., Stourbridge, for Steerage Passengers Mr. & Mrs. Asbury from Kidderminster to Paddington Station in London to board the RMS Arawa bound for New Zealand.

Contract for a Swedish immigrant from Gothenburg to Boston in 1914

1914-04-10 Steerage Ticket - Swedish Immigrant

1914 Passenger Contract for a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Boston, Massachusetts for Alfred Person, 19 years of age, traveling alone. He paid SEK 178.50 for Steerage / third class accommodations.

Front Side, Passenger Manifest, United States Mail Steamship Company, SS Hudson, 1921
Reverse Side, Passenger Manifest, United States Mail Steamship Company, SS Hudson, 1921

1921-06-22 Passenger Contract and Manifest - SS Hudson

Rare Passenger Manifest / Passage Contract for the 22 June 1922 Voyage on board the SS Hudson of the United States Mail Steamship Company, Inc. from Bremen to New York for Yugoslavian Immigrant Theresia Floc and Daughter.


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