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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

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.

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

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 4 May 1854
  • Steamship Line: Vanderbilt European Steamship
  • Steamship: Clipper Ship "Admiral"
  • Route: Le Havre to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Naber Vinceut
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): French
  • Contract Terms: Translated from French to English
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

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

This is 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.

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

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 March 1859
  • Steamship Line: Black Ball Line
  • Steamship: Packet Ship "Yorkshire"
  • Route: New York to Bremen
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Unknown
  • Name on Contract: Nicholas Fish
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated

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

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

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.

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

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 29 May 1873
  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line
  • Steamship: SS Columbia
  • Route: Glasgow To New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Certificate
  • Voyage Class: Unknown
  • Name on Contract: Mrs. Andrew Fair
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

 

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