Passage Contracts and Tickets - 1850s-1870s


All Passage Contracts and 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

SS Admiral Steerage Passage Contract - 4 May 1854

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.


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

SS Yorkshire Passage Contract - 16 March 1859

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.


Cabin Passenger's Contract Ticket 1867 - Australia to London

SS Reigate Passage Contract - 11 May 1867

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


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

SS Columbia Passage Certificate - 29 May 1873

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.


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