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Passage Contracts & Tickets - Third Class

All Third 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.

Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

Receipt and contract for third class passage from Bremen to New York in 1891 on board a steamship of the North German Lloyd for a German Emigrant.

The price paid for transportation does not include subsistence or lodging while in transit, except on the trip from Bremen to New York, or from Southampton to New York.

Passengers in must supply themselves with blankets, as well as eating and washing utensils, at their own expense.

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

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

Prepaid Passage Certificate - Third Class - 1903

Third Class Prepaid Steamship Ticket / Passage Certificate for a family of three from Northern Ireland in 1903. They arrived in New York in August 1903 aboard the Anchor Line SS Columbia.

Arrival Records for both passengers and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations are included.

1903 Prepaid Passage Certificate - Derry (Londonderry) To New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 8 June 1903
  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line
  • Steamship: SS Columbia
  • Route: Derry (Londonderry) To Rochester PA via New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Passage Certificate
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Robert Langan, Margaret Langan, and Robert John Langan
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: $75.10 / $2,280.00 USD in 2020

Passenger Contract, Hamburg Amerika Line, Breitmann Family 1904

This is an original steamship contract, List 16, No. 9/14, Berzeichniß No. 540/54 dated 6 July 1904 Between the Hamburg America Line and The Breitmann Family consisting of two adults and four children of Russian Hebrew descent, for third class passage from Hamburg to New York aboard the SS Hamburg. They arrived in New York on 17 July 1904.

Includes Arrival Records for entire family and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1904-07-06 Passage Contract - Hamburg to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 6 July 1904
  • Steamship Line: Hamburg America Line
  • Steamship: SS Hamburg
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class / Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Sloma Breitmann and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: In German, Not Translated
  • Cost of Ticket: 600 DEM / $4,260.00 USD in 2020

Eastward Passage Ticket, Allan Line, 1907, Boston to Londonderry

Steamship Ticket for a 23-year-old woman booked on the Allan Line Steamship Laurentian in 3rd Class from Boston to Londonderry leaving on 26 July 1907. This would represent the Agent's record of the transaction as it states the amount of commission earned on this ticket.

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

1907-07-26 Agent's Record - Boston to Londonderry

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 26 July 1907
  • Steamship Line: Allan Line
  • Steamship: SS Laurentian
  • Route: Boston to Londonderry
  • Ticket Type: Agent's Record
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mary McGovern
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American?
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: $26.50 / $753.00 USD in 2020

Third Class Passage Ticket, Cape Town to England, 16 September 1907

Third Class Counterpart Steamship Ticket Issued to F. R. Peverall by the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company on 16 September 1907 for Third Class passage on the SS Garka.

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

1907-09-16 Counterpart Passage Contract - Capetown to England

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 September 1907
  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company
  • Steamship: SS Garka
  • Route: Capetown to England
  • Ticket Type: Counterpart Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. F. R. Peverall
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or South African
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £10 10s 0d / £1,136.00 GBP in 2020

Ticket Recipt for Third Class Passage, Cunard Line, Westbound 1910

Memorandum of a Steamship Ticket Issued By The Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd. For Third Class Passage By Cunard Line of Mail Steamers From Liverpool to New York.

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

1910-06-04 Purchaser Receipt - Liverpool to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 4 June 1910
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Steam Ship Company, Ltd.
  • Steamship: RMS Campania
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Ticket Type: Purchaser Receipt
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Henry Youds
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: $37.75 / $1,060.00 USD in 2020

Contract for Passage, Italian Immigrant to the United States, 1910

Steamship Ticket / passage contract for a 38 year old Italian immigrant from Aoste, Italy for a voyage to the United Staes in October 1910 on the SS Chicago of the CGT French Line.

Includes Arrival Records for all family members, coversion from French Franc to USD and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1910-10-12 Passage Contract - Le Havre to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 3 July 1910 / 12 October 1910
  • Steamship Line: CGT French Line
  • Steamship: SS Chicago
  • Route: Le Havre to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Théodule Vial
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Italian
  • Contract Terms: Translated from French
  • Cost of Ticket: 580.00 Fr + $39.60 USD / $4,250.00 USD in 2021

Passenger's Contract Ticket, Colonial Service, White Star Line, Australia to London 1910

Third Class Passenger's Contract Steamship Ticket for a voyage on the SS Persic of the White Star Line from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia on to London.

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

1910-12-21 Passage Contract - Sydney to Melbourne

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 21 December 1910
  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Steamship: SS Persic
  • Route: Sydney to Melbourne, Australia
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: W. G. Stevens
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Australian
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £1 10s 0d / £156.50 GBP in 2020

Immigrant 3rd Class Steamship Ticket - 1912 - Red Star Line

24 Year Old Immigrant left Belgium in 1912 for New York in Third Class (Steerage). This is the original steamship ticket for a voyage undertaken on 10 August 1912.

Includes Ellis Island Passenger Record of Arrival.

1912-08-10 Passage Contract - Antwerp to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 August 1912
  • Steamship Line: Red Star Line
  • Steamship: RMS Zeeland
  • Route: Antwerp to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Josef Aronawitz
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Russian
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Dutch
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Agent Record of Third Class Outward Steamship Ticket, 1912, Cunard Line SS Laconia

Agent's Record of a Third Class -Steerage Steamship Ticket for one adult and one child from Liverpool, England to New York on the Cunard Steamship SS Laconia.

Includes Extract from Ships' Passenger Manifest and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1912-08-10 Agent's Record - Liverpool to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 August 1912 / 20 August 1912
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Laconia
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Ticket Type: Agent's Record
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. A. Ambler and Ethel Ambler
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $52.50 / $1,450.00 USD in 2020

Agents' Record, Third Class Outward Passenger Ticket, Cunard Line 1913

Third Class Outward Steamship Ticket - Agents' Record for the Cunard RMS Laconia, May 13, 1913. Fare was $35.

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

1913-05-13 Agents' Record - Boston to Queenstown (Cobh)

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 13 May 1913
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: SS Laconia
  • Route: Boston to Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Ticket Type: Agents' Record
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Beatrice Gilligan
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish?
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $35.00 / $944.00 USD in 2020

Third Class Prepaid Ticket - Agents Record, RMS Laconia 1913

Third Class Prepaid Steamship Ticket - Agents Record, RMS Laconia 1913 from Liverpool to Boston. Fares totaled $39.

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

1913-06-03 Agent's Record - Liverpool to Boston

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 3 June 1913 / 10 June 1913
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Laconia
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston
  • Ticket Type: Agents Record
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mary Ellen McGuire
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $39.00 / $1,050.00 USD in 2020

Immigrant Steerage Contract for Passage to New York - Cunard Line - 1913

Steamship Ticket contract of passage that was purchased from Olaf H. Solem. Ludvig Gjønvik was a Norwegian Immigrant to the United States in June 1913 arriving in Boston on board the RMS Laconia (I) as a passenger in Steerage - Third Class.

Includes List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival and Coversion of NOK to USD in 1921 and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1913-06-05 Passage Contract - Trondhjem to Boston via Hull and Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 5 June 1913
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Laconia
  • Route: Trondhjem to Boston via Hull and Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third class or Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Ludvig Kristian Gjønvik
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Norwegian
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Norwegian
  • Cost of Ticket: 244.00 NOK / $1,690.00 USD in 2020

Contract for a Swedish immigrant from Gothenburg to Boston in 1914

Steamship Ticket 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.

Swedish Emigration Register, Departing Passenger List from Gothenburg, Petition for Naturalization, World War I Draft Registration Card, and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations are included.

1914-04-10 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to Boston via Hull and Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 April 1914
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: RMS Carmania
  • Route: Gothenburg to Boston via Hull and Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Alfred Person
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Swedish
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Swedish
  • Cost of Ticket: 178.50 SEK / $1,250.00 USD in 2020

Fabre Line Third Class Passage Contract for the SS Patria, Departing from New York to Naples Dated 2 August 1915.

Fabre Line Third Class Passage Contract for the SS Patria, Departing from New York to Naples Dated 2 September 1915. Boarding pass for 3rd class seats From New York to Naples With the "Patria" French flag steam (size, speed and duration of the trip as above), departing on 2/9 1915, for Naples.

1915-08-02 Passage Contract - Melbourne to London

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 2 August 1915
  • Steamship Line: Aberdeen Line
  • Steamship: SS Euripides
  • Route: Melbourne to London
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. W. G. Stevens and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Austrailian or British
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Passengers' Contract Ticket, SS Euripides, Aberdeen Line of Steamships, 1921

Steamship Ticket contract ticket for Third Class Passage on a voyage of the SS Euripides of the Aberdeen Line from Melbourne, Australia to London departing on 21 May 1921.

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

1921-05-21 Passage Contract - Melbourne to London

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 21 May 1921
  • Steamship Line: Aberdeen Line
  • Steamship: SS Euripides
  • Route: Melbourne to London
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. W. G. Stevens and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Austrailian or British
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £92 12s 6d / £4,201.00 GBP in 2020

Third Class Outward Passage Contract No 12249 (26 May 1921)

Rare Outward Bound (eastward) Passenger Steamship Ticket for Third Class accommodations on the SS Mount Clinton of the United American Lines on her maiden voyage to Hamburg, Germany.

Includes Brief Article on the Maiden Voyage and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations

1921-05-26 Passage Contract - New York to Libau [Liepāja, Latvia] via Hamburg

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 26 May 1921
  • Steamship Line: United American Lines
  • Steamship: SS Mount Clinton
  • Route: New York to Libau [Liepāja, Latvia] via Hamburg
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Karl Sivert
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $142.00 / $2,050.00 USD in 2020

Third Class (Steerage) Passengers' Contract Ticket, P. & O. Line, 1921

Third Class (Steerage Passengers' Contract Steamship Ticket for The Stevens Family of Four sailing on the P. & O. Line SS Commonwealth from the Port of London to Mellbourne, Australia dated 18 August 1921.

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

1921-08-18 Passage Contract - London to Melbourne

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 18 August 1921
  • Steamship Line: P. & O. Line
  • Steamship: SS Commonwealth
  • Route: London to Melbourne
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class (Steerage)
  • Name on Contract: Mr. Gollie William Stevens and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or Australian
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £94 15s 0d / £4,298.00 GBP in 2020

Contract for Third Class Passage - United States Lines 1921

Contract for third class/steerage passage on the SS George Washington by a German Immigrant on 17 September 1921, sailing from Bremen to New York.

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

1921-09-17 Passage Contract / Manifest - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 17 September 1921
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: SS George Washington
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract / Manifest
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Nemerick? Oriebe?
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $120.00 / $1,740.00 USD in 2020

Scandinavian-American Line Third Class Embarkation Coupon for Passage on the SS United States, Departing from New York for Oslo Dated 16 May 1925.

Scandinavian-American Line Third Class Embarkation Coupon for Passage on the SS United States, Departing from New York for Oslo Dated 16 May 1925.

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

1925-05-16 Embarkation Coupon - New York to Oslo

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 May 1925 / 28 May 1925
  • Steamship Line: Steamship: Scandinavian American Line
  • Route: New York to Oslo
  • Ticket Type: Embarkation Coupon
  • Voyage Class: Third
  • Name on Contract: Mr. Johannes Hesch
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Unknown
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $103.50 / $1,530.00 USD in 2020

Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

Deutscher Vertrag über das Dampfflugzeug der dritten Klasse an Bord der SS New York der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie im Jahr 1927. Die Unterschrift des Passagiers ist schwer zu lesen.

Enthält erweitertes Ankunftsprotokoll.

1927-09-16 Beförderungsvertrag - Hamburg nach New York

  • Kaufdatum / Reise: 16 September 1927
  • Dampfschifflinie: Hamburg-Amerika Linie
  • Dampfer: D. New York
  • Route: Hamburg nach New York
  • Art des Tickets: Beförderungsvertrag
  • Reiseklasse: Dritter Klasse
  • Name im Vertrag: Emma Muessigbrodt
  • Etnizität des Passagiers: Deutsch
  • Vertragsbedingungen: Transkribiert
  • Ticketpreis: Nicht angegeben

Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

Steamship Ticket and Contract for Emma Muessigbrodt, a 37 year-old German woman traveling from Hamburg to New York on the Hamburg America Line.

Includes Expanded Arrival Record.

1927-09-16 Passage Contract - Hamburg to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 September 1927
  • Steamship Line: Hamburg-America Line
  • Steamship: SS New York
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Emma Muessigbrodt
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Steamship Ticket, Third Class, United States Lines - 1928

Third Class Steamship Ticket for a German national for a transatlantic voyage from Bremen, Germany to New York on 3 October 1928. The contract was written in both German and English.

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

1928-10-03 Passage Contract - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 3 October 1928
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: SS George Washington
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Rudolph Arhlich
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: $208.75 / $3,150.00 USD in 2020

United States Lines Additional Payment Receipt dated 15 April 1928 for Prospectives Passage for an Irish Family, For a Voyage from Cobh to New York.

Immigrants already in America would often pay for other family members to come to the United States. Two receipts for payments to the United States Lines were made for the Downing Family of Cobh (Queenstown) to travel to New York. Payments made in March and April 1928 totaled $180.00.

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

Additional Payment Receipts - Cobh to New York - 1928

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 30 March 1928 and 15 April 1928
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: Unknown
  • Route: Cobb to New York
  • Ticket Type: Additional Payment Receipts
  • Voyage Class: Third
  • Name on Contract: Downing Family of Cobb, Ireland
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish
  • Contract Terms: None
  • Cost of Ticket: $180.00 / $2,720.00 USD in 2020

Navigazione Generale Italiana Third Class Passage Ticket for Passage on the SS Duilio, Departing from Genova for Buenos Aires

Passage Ticket for a voyage on the SS Duilio of the NGI (Navigazione Generale Italiana) in third class from Genova to Buenos Aires dated 14 February 1931. Voyage ports of call included Villafranca, Barcelona, Rio Janeiro, and Santos Montevideo.

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

1931-02-14 Passage Contract - Genova to Buenos Aires via 4 Ports of Call

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 14 February 1931 / 17 February 1931
  • Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana
  • Steamship: SS Duilio
  • Route: Genova to Buenos Aires via Villafranca, Barcelona, Rio Janeiro, and Santos Montevideo
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Illegible -- 25 year old Italian and 3 year old child
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Italian
  • Contract Terms: Partial translation of Italian
  • Cost of Ticket: $129.42 / $2,200.00 USD in 2020

Hamburg America Line Receipt for Part-Payment for Third Class Passage on the SS New York

Receipt for partial payment for third class passage on the SS New York - Eastbound and the SS Bremen - Westbound for a round-trip voyages between New York and Bremen on the Hamburg America Line.

1936-02-22 Receipt for Part-Payment - New York to Bremen

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 22 February 1936 / 28 May 1936
  • Steamship Line: Hamburg America Line
  • Steamship: SS New York - Eastbound and the SS Bremen - Westbound
  • Route: New York to Bremen
  • Ticket Type: Receipt for Part-Payment
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. Otto JOSH
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Unknown
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated
Third Class Passage Contract Ticket - SS Normandie - 1939-09-06

1939-09-06 Third Class Passage Contract Ticket - SS Normandie

Passage Ticket for the Compagnie Général Transatlantique, Ltd., - The French Line, Southampton to New York, departing 6 September 1939, issued to Mrs. Agnes de Linia (or de Lina). World War 2 began on 1 September 1939.

 

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