Steamship Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1880s
All Passage Contracts & Tickets For the 1880s 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.
1880-05-29 Memorandum of Draft (Prepaid) - Queenstown (Cobh) to New York
A Memorandum of a Draft like the one shown below from 1880 was used as a receipt - often for funds sent to immigrants still in the Old Country waiting to come to America. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.
1880-05-29 Agent's Record (Prepaid) - Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA
Agent's Record for a Prepaid passage on a White Star Line Steamship for passage from Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA via Steerage class in 1880. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.
1880-06-04 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to Boston
Superb example of a passenger contract for a Swedish emigrant, traveling from Gothenburg to Boston via Hull and Liverpool on a Cunard steamship in Steerage class. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.
1883-02-17 Prepaid Certificate - Bremen to New York
Steamship Ticket Contract for the passage of Bealle Nutchen & party, as one in steerage of one of the Steamers of the North German Lloyd from Bremen to New York. Includes notes on Provenance and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.