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Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1890s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets for the 1890s 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.

Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

1891-10-10 Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage - Bremen to New York via Southampton

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 October 1891 / August 1893
  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd
  • Steamship: SS Trave
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Ticket Type: Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage
  • Voyage Class: 3rd Class
  • Name on Contract: Albert August Komhoff
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: $24.00 / $704.00 in 2020 USD
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 Passage Contract - Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 29 May 1895
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Lucania
  • Route: Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Heinrich Hermes
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: M. 100 or about $23.62 in 1899 USD / $751.00 in 2020 USD
Immigrant Passage Contract - Sweden to New York, Cunard Line Campania 1897

1897-04-07 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 7 April 1897
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Steamship Company
  • Steamship: RMS Campania
  • Route: Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Augusta Collin
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Swedish
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Swedish
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated
Prepaid Steamship Ticket Memorandum, American Line, 1897

1897-10-02 Prepaid Memorandum - Southampton to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 2 October 1897
  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Steamship: SS St. Louis
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Memorandum
  • Voyage Class: Second Cabin
  • Name on Contract: Mr. J. L. Laplace
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British
  • Contract Terms: Limited - First part of round-trip ticket
  • Cost of Ticket: $49.10 / $1,580.00 in 2020 USD
  • Note: Passenger was on board the 2 October 1897 voyage of the Steamship St. Louis from Southampton to New York
Prepaid Steamship Ticket - Second Cabin - American Line 1898

1898-11-11 Prepaid Memorandum - Eastward from New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 11 November 1898
  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Steamship: Not Stated
  • Route: Eastward from New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Memorandum
  • Voyage Class: Second Cabin
  • Name on Contract: Lloyd E. Brown and Leslie D. Brown
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $88.00 / $2,830.00 in 2020 USD

 

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