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Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1900s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets For the 1900s 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.

White Star Line Steamship Contract - Swedish Immigrant - 1902

Original Steamship Ticket Contract from Gothenburg, Sweden to New York, 3rd Class Steerage Immigrant Ester Hilma Maria Magnuson of Stockholm on the White Star Line.

Includes conversion from SEK to GBP and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1902-11-14 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 14 November 1902
  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Steamship: RMS Celtic
  • Route: Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Ester Helbana Magnuson (Ester H Maria Magnuson)
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Swedish
  • Contract Terms: Translated from Swedish
  • Cost of Ticket: 118.00 SEK / £721.00 GBP in 2021

Cunard Line Steerage Passenger Contract for Passage on the RMS Saxonia, Departing from Liverpool to Boston Dated 21 April 1903.

His passage took him from Frederikshavn to Liverpool by steamship; Liverpool to Boston in the Cunard Steamship Saxonia; and train fare from Boston to West Branch, PA.

The Bottom half of the Passage Contract is missing but contained the terms of the voyage. I suspect the this passenger traveled in Steerage.

Includes conversion of DKK to USD and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1903-04-21 Passage Contract - Frederikshavn to Boston via Liverpool

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 21 April 1903
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Steamship: SS Saxonia
  • Route: Frederikshavn to Boston via Liverpool
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage?
  • Name on Contract: Kristian Johannes Janson Sogen
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Danish
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: 195 DKK / $1,570.00 USD in 2020

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

Steamship Ticket Record - Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited 1904

Steamship Ticket Record - Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited - Counterpart of Steerage Passenger's Contract Ticket, RMS Arundale Castle, Southampton to Cape Town dated 8 October 1904.

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

1904-10-08 Passage Record - Southampton to Capetown

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 8 October 1904
  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited
  • Steamship: RMS Arundel Castle
  • Route: Southampton to Capetown
  • Ticket Type: Passage Record
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Wm. G. Parker and Herbert Kerr
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or South African
  • Contract Terms: Limited
  • Cost of Ticket: £ 33 : 12s : 0d / £3,701.00 GBP in 2020

Contract for Passage, Cunard Line, Copenhagen to America 1905

In this case, based on the transciption of the Passenger Manifest, Jens Julius Skafte was a Norwegian immigrant who had settled in Albert Lea, Minnesota and was returning to the United States from Scandinavia.

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

1905-03-11 Passage Contract - Copenhagen to Boston

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 11 March 1905 / 6 April 1905
  • Steamship Line: Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited
  • Steamship: RMS Ivernia
  • Route: Copenhagen to Albert Lea, MN via Liverpool and Boston
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Not Stated
  • Name on Contract: Jens Julius Skafte
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Norwegian
  • Contract Terms: Limited Translated from Danish
  • Cost of Ticket: 218.20 DKK / $1,760.00 USD in 2020

Front Side, Steerage Passenger's Contract Ticket, The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co., Ltd.

Original Steerage Passenger's Steamship Ticket Contract for a 27 year old man from Southampton, England for passage to Natal, South Africa in 1906. It provides rich details of the requirements of the steamship company in terms of food, water and other items supplied.

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

1906-11-17 Passage Contract - Southampton to Natal

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 17 November 1906
  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co., Ltd
  • Steamship: RMS Halmer Castle
  • Route: Southampton to Natal, South Africa
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Walter Bayley
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or South African
  • Contract Terms: In English -- Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £ 19 : 19s : 0d / £2,194.00 GBP 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

Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract issued by the Hamburg America Line for passage from Hamburg, Germany to New York and a Train from New York to Ellsworth, Minnesota for a German Immigrant Family.

Arrival Records for the Weise Family and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations are included.

1907-11-20 Prepaid Passage Contract - Hamburg (Cuxhaven) to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 20 November 1907
  • Steamship Line: Hamburg America Line
  • Steamship: President Lincoln
  • Route: Hamburg (Cuxhaven) to Ellsworth, MN via New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Heinrich Weise and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $150.92 / $4,290.00 USD in 2020

 

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