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.

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.

PARTIES DESIRING to send for their friends from the OLD COUNTRY, can obtain Ticket, etc. by the WHITE STAR LINE on application at the Company's Offices, or any of the Company's Agents throughout the United States and Canada.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1880-05-29 Memorandum of Draft (Prepaid) - Queenstown (Cobh) to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 29 May 1880
  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Steamship: SS Britannic
  • Route: Queenstown (Cobh) to New York
  • Ticket Type: Memorandum of Draft (Prepaid)
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. Frank (Ellen) McGuire
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: £3-0-0 / £305.30 in 2021 GBP

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

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.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1880-05-29 Agent's Record (Prepaid) - Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 29 May 1880
  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Steamship: SS Germanic
  • Route: Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA
  • Ticket Type: Agent's Record (Prepaid)
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: John Price
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British
  • Contract Terms: Unknown
  • Cost of Ticket: $32.00 / $836.00 in 2021 USD

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

Superb example of a passenger contract for a Swedish emigrant, traveling from Gothenburg to Boston via Hull and Liverpool on a Cunard steamship in Steerage class.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1880-06-04 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to Boston

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 4 June 1880
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: Unknown
  • Route: Gothenburg to Boston
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Luders Engström
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Swedish
  • Contract Terms: Limited Translation from Swedish
  • Cost of Ticket: $ 30.00 / $783.00 in 2020 USD

Front of Prepaid Steerage Passage Contract from 1883

Steamship Ticket Contract for the passage of Bealle Nutchen & party, as one in steerage of one of the Steamers of the North German Lloyd from Bremen to New York.

Includes notes on Provenance and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1883-02-17 Prepaid Certificate - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 17 February 1883
  • Steamship Line: North German Lloyd
  • Steamship: Not Stated
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Certificate
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Bealle Nutchen + Four
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Limited Translation from German
  • Cost of Ticket: $72.00 / $1,920.00 in 2020 USD

 

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