SS Columbia Passage Certificate - 29 May 1873
Passage Certificate, SS Columbia of the Anchor Line dated 29 April 1873, Glasgow to New York. GGA Image ID # 12d3c159d9
Summary of Passage Ticket
- 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
Agency for Anchor Line Transatlantic & Mediterranean Steam Packet Ships
Birmingham April 29, 1873
We have this day issued Certificate for Passage of Mrs. Andrew Fair from Glasgow to New York. Should the Certificate not be used, the money will be refunded, less 10 percent on presentation of this memorandum and the Certificate twelve months from the Date hereof.
Written in top border: "Office in Glasgow * 45 & 47 Union Street"
Written in Left border: "Office in Leith - Dock Street"
Issue with the Date: The month was not written clearly, but we believe it to be May. Here's Why:
Compare the beginning of the month written above, with their hand-written "Agent" in the bottom-right of the Contract. It appears to begin with an "M." March and May are the two months starting with an "M." We went with May since she arrived in the United States on 11 June 1873.
Note: Reverse side is blank
Note: The original owner of this contract attempted to repair it using scotch tape. It appeared to have separated at some point into three pieces. The alignment is off on the far right section.
Arrival in the United States
First Page of the Passenger List or Manifest, Anchor Line of Transatlantic Steam Packet Ships, District of New York, Port of New York. I, John Higgins, Master of the Steamship Columbia, Do Solemnly, Sincerely, and Honestly Swear That the Following List or Manifest, Subscribed by Me to the Collector of the Customs of the Collection District of New York, Is a Complete and Perfect List of All the Passengers Taken on Board of the Said SS Columbia at Glasgow & Derry for Which Port Said Steamship Has Now Arrived; And That on Said List Is Indeed Designated the Age, the Sex, and the Occupation of Each of Said Passengers; The Part of the Vessel Occupied by Each during the Passage, the Country to Which Each Belongs, and Also the Country of Which Each Intends to Become an Inhabitant; And That Said List or Manifest Truly Sets Forth the Number of Said Passengers Who Have Died on Said Voyage, and the Names and Ages of Those Who Died. So Help Me, God. /S/ John Higgins, Sworn to This June 11th, 1873, before Me (The Name Is Unreadable). List or Manifest of All the Passengers Taken on Board the Steamship Columbia of Which John Higgins Is Master, from Glasgow & Derry Burthen 1367 Tons. GGA Image ID # 1a1d70a91f
Page 8, Passenger Manifest From the SS Columbia of the Anchor Line Showing Mrs. Fair Listed on the Third Line From the Bottom of the Page. Mrs. Fair, 64-Year-Old, Had Cabin Accommodations According to the Manifest. GGA Image ID # 1a1d779177
- Name: Mrs. Fair
- Arrival Date: 11 June 1873
- Birth Year: About 1806
- Age: 67
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: American
- Place of Origin: United States of America
- Port of Departure: Derry, Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland
- Destination: United States of America
- Port of Arrival: New York
- Port Arrival State: New York
- Port Arrival Country: United States
- Ship Name: Columbia (Anchor Line)
Source Citation: Year: 1873; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_376; Line: 49; List Number: 560; .
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls. NAI: 300346. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessels at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887-1952. Microfilm Publication A3461, 21 rolls. NAI: 3887372. RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted at New York, New York, May 1917-Nov. 1957. Microfilm Publication A3417. NAI: 4497925. National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Passenger Lists, 1962-1972, and Crew Lists, 1943-1972, of Vessels Arriving at Oswego, New York. Microfilm Publication A3426. NAI: 4441521. National Archives at Washington, D.C.