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Steamship Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1850s-1870s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets For the 1850s-1870s 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.

Front of Steerage Passage Contract from 1854, Le Havre to New York

1854-05-04 Passage Contract - Le Havre to New York

A steerage contract over years old, for one adult going from Le Havre to New York on the clipper ship "Admiral" of the Vanderbilt European Steamship Line dated 4 May 1854. Printed in French and German, a synopsis of the terms and conditions along with the contract information have been translated in English.

Passage Ticket, Black Ball Line, 16 March 1859 on the Packet Ship "Yorkshire" - Nicholas Fish, New York to Bremen.

1859-03-16 Passage Contract - New York to Bremen

An 1859 Ticket for Passage on the Black Ball Line Packet Ship Yorkshire for Nicholas Fish, a Famous American (1846-1902) and famous american family. Includes photograph of the Hon. Nicholas Fish II that dates from circa 1882, taken after he left his post as Minister of Switzerland.

Cabin Passenger's Contract Ticket 1867 - Australia to London

1867-05-11 Passage Contract - 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

Passage Certificate from the Anchor Line for a Transatlantic Voyage from Glasgow to New York dated 29 April 1973.

1873-04-29 Passage Certificate - Glasgow To New York

Certificate for Passage of Mrs. Andrew Fair from Glasgow to New York. Mrs. Fair, 67, arrived in New York on 11 June 1873 on board the Anchor Line SS Columbia. Includes Images of Original Passenger Manifest used for immigrants arriving at Castle Garden.


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.