RMS Campania Purchaser Receipt - 4 June 1910
Cunard Line RMS Campania Ticket Recipt for Third Class Passage, from Liverpool to New York, 4 June 1910. GGA Image ID # 1f9f5eaad0
Purchaser Receipt Summary
- 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
Purchaser Receipt Details
4 June 1910
Purchaser Must Keep This Receipt
No. P 38639
4 June 1910
Memorandum of a Ticket Issued By The Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd. For Third Class Passage By Cunard Line of Mail Steamers
From Liverpool or Queenstown to New York or Boston Or From Fiume or Trieste to New York
Favor of Henry Youds
One Adult -- Children -- Infants
From Liverpool To New York
Amount Paid $ 37 75/100
Paid by Mrs. Mary E. Youds
Egbertville Staten Island
Should the purchaser desire to have this ticket canceled the money will be refunded less agent's commission and any expenses incurred by the Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, on account of rejection, etc. of the passenger, upon return of this receipt and the ticket with other coupons of the corresponding number.
The ticket is available only within 12 months from the date of issue.
- Name: Henry Youds
- Arrival Date: 2 July 1910
- Birth Year: about 1886
- Birth Location: England
- Birth Location Other: Liverpool, England
- Age: 24
- Gender: Male
- Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: English
- Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
- Port of Arrival: New York, New York
- Ship Name: Campania
- Source Citation: Year: 1910; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_1510; Line: 10; Page Number: 172.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value
In 2020, the relative values of $37.75 from 1910 ranges from $770.00 to $23,400.00.
A simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is $1,060.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying $37.75 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1910 to 2020.
This may not be the best answer.
The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income or Wealth, or a Project.
If you want to compare the value of a $37.75 Commodity in 1910 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real price of that commodity is $1,060.00
- real value in consumption of that commodity is $2,190.00
- labor value of that commodity is $5,160.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,020.00 (using production worker compensation)
- income value of that commodity is $6,540.00
- economic share of that commodity is $23,400.00
If you want to compare the value of a $37.75 Income or Wealth , in 1910 there are five choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real wage or real wealth value of that income or wealth is $1,060.00
- household purchasing power value of that income or wealth is $2,190.00
- relative labor earnings of that commodity are $5,160.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,020.00 (using production worker compensation)
- relative income value of that income or wealth is $6,540.00
- relative output value of that income or wealth is $23,400.00
If you want to compare the value of a $37.75 Project in 1910 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real cost of that project is $770.00
- household cost of that project is $2,190.00
- labor cost of that project is $5,160.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,020.00 (using production worker compensation)
- relative cost of that project is $6,540.00
- economy cost of that project is $23,400.00
Source: www.measuringworth.com Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2022.