Passenger Receipt Collection, S.S. Central America Treasure [150878]

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 0.00 USD
Passenger Receipt Collection, S.S. Central America Treasure [150878]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 11:10UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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In 2014 the crew recovered the contents of Purser Hull's safe found at the S.S. Central America shipwreck. In it were two black smudgy bundles of documents wrapped in paper and tied with string. They were sent to the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover for restoration. In this group of hundreds of passenger receipts we find the names of all the passengers. Unfortunately, many were not restorable to a point where the names could be interpreted. This group consists of several different forms: US Mail Steamship Central America, NY to Asp #190; US Mail Steamship Line (Central America in manuscript), Asp to NY; First, Second and Forward Cabin SF to NY; Steerage SF to New Orleans. Interestingly, there were no "steerage" tickets from SF to New York. It appears the Forward Cabin forms were used in place of the Steerage ticket forms.

Date: 1857
Country (if not USA):
Provenance: SS Central America Collection