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Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Henry Childs of New York [158891]

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Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Henry Childs of New York [158891]
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Passenger receipt recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck for Henry H. Childs of New York, First Cabin Ticket #31 from San Francisco to New York. Childs was a survivor who gave numerous accounts to newspapers, including September 19, 1857. He was an "oils" merchant in New York City and may have been in California to promote sales of his oils. Childs was one of the last three men to see Herndon alive. All three claimed they saw him afloat about midnight after the ship had sunk. Childs appears to have been a bit of a political in Massachusetts circa 1851 and moved to New York City about 1855.

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Provenance: SS Central America Collection