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Passage Contracts & Tickets - First Class

All First 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.

Cabin Passenger's Contract Ticket 1867 - Australia to London

Contract was intended for First Class passage on the SS Reigate of the Surrey Steamship Company, a 3-mast, full-rigged ship built in 1862 weighing 1,035 tons. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1867-05-11 Passage Contract - Australia to London

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 11 May 1867
  • Steamship Line: Surrey Steamship Company
  • Steamship: SS Reigate
  • Route: Melbourne to London
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: First Class
  • Name on Contract: Margaret Schenk and 3 children
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or Australian
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: £ 85 / £7,695.00 in 2020 GBP

Front Cover, Italian Line First Class Ticket for Passage on the SS Saturnia, Departing from New York to Trieste Dated 3 November 1934.

First Class Ticket for Passage on the SS Saturnia of the Italia Flotte Riunite Line, Departing from New York to Trieste on 3 November 1934.

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

1934-11-03 Passenger's Receipt - New York to Trieste

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 31 October 1934 / 3 November 1934
  • Steamship Line: Italia Flotte Riunite
  • Steamship: SS Saturnia
  • Route: New York to Trieste
  • Ticket Type: Passenger's Receipt
  • Voyage Class: First Class
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. Marie J. Ratte
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $234.00 / $4,520.00 USD in 2020

Front Cover, Blue Star Line Saloon Passenger's Ticket for Passage During World War II From Adelaide to an Egyptian Port, Departing from Adeline for the First Egyptian Port Dated December 1943.

Blue Star Line Saloon Passenger's Ticket for Passage During World War II From Adelaide to an Egyptian Port, Departing from Adeline for the First Egyptian Port Dated December 1943.

Includes Customs Application for an Ordinary Licence to Export Goods, Baggage Insurance Policy from Lloyd's of London, and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value.

1943-12-14 Saloon Passenger's Ticket - Adelaide to Egyptian Port

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 14 December 1943
  • Steamship Line: Blue Star Line
  • Steamship: Not Stated
  • Route: Adelaide to First Egyptian Port
  • Ticket Type: Saloon Passenger's Ticket
  • Voyage Class: Saloon
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. Rose Slutzkin
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Not Stated
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: AU£93 15s 0d / $5,528.00 AUD in 2020

Orient Line First Class Passage Ticket for Passage on the SS Orion, Departing from Sydney for Tilbury Dated 7 February 1948.

First Class Ticket for Passage from Sydney to Southampton on the SS Orion of the Orient Line, voyage to being on or about the 7th of February 1948 for one adult who paid £115 for passage.

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

1948-02-07 Passage Contract - Sydney to London (Tilbury) or Southampton

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 7 February 1948
  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • Steamship: SS Orion
  • Route: Sydney to London (Tilbury) or Southampton
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: First Class
  • Name on Contract: Miss M. B. Bartlett
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Australian
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £115 0s 0d / £4,275.00 GBP in 2020

Front Cover, Eastbound Passage Contract No. E 4699 from the Norwegian America Line dated 29 June 1953

First Class Eastbound passage contract on the Norwegian America Line SS Stavangerfjord sailing on 14 July 1953. Ticket was purchased with the Westbound return passage on the SS Oslofjord sailing on 9 September 1953.

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

1953-07-14 Passage Contract - New York to Bergen

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 14 July 1953 / 24 July 1953 (EB) | 9 September 1953 (WB)
  • Steamship Line: Norwegian America Line
  • Steamship: SS Stavangerfjord (Eastbound) / SS Oslofjord (Westbound)
  • Route: New York to Bergen
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: First Class
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. Katherine H. Somerville
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $295.00 / $2,850.00 USD in 2020

 

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