Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1880s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets For the 1880s 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.

White Star Line Memorandum of Prepaid Steerage Passage Ticket Dated 29 May 1880.

1880-05-29 Memorandum of a Draft - White Star Line

A Memorandum of a Draft was often used as a receipt for for funds sent to immigrants still in the Old Country waiting to come to America.

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 .

 

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