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Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Jones and Servant [158890]

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 0.00 USD
Passenger Receipt, First Cabin, Jones and Servant [158890]
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First Cabin passenger receipt for F. Jones and Servant from San Francisco to New York recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck. This is one of only a small handful, possibly three , passenger receipts for First Cabin passengers who had a servant. One of the others was Mrs. Adeline Easton. First Cabin Ticket 33. Jones was traveling with his family. He was a Kentuckian reportedly involved in real estate. He had been to California numerous times and was an inveterate gambler. Jones was on another treasure ship, the Yankee Blade, when it "floundered" off Pt. Conception near Santa Barbara, where yet another treasure ship, the Winfield Scott, also was lost, though Jones was not on the Winfield Scott. Klare reported Jones had $6,000 in gold on the S.S. Central America. His servant was a Black man named Charley. Neither survived.

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Provenance: SS Central America Collection