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Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Dr. Kittridge [158888]

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 0.00 USD
Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Dr. Kittridge [158888]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 10:29UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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First Cabin receipt recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck for Dr. Kitteridge from San Francisco to New York, August 20, 1857. First Cabin Ticket #51. This is an interesting receipt, in that Dr. Kitteridge must have been present at dockside, purchased the ticket for his wife Almira, but the ticket is in his name. He did not travel from his Santa Cruz home, rather Almira went to visit relatives back east. Almira was rescued by the Marine and gave an extensive interview to the New York Herald September 27, 1857, which was subsequently published in San Francisco. It was thoroughly quoted in many places in Bowers et al., A California Gold Rush History.

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Provenance: SS Central America Collection