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Passenger Receipt, Steerage, William Curless, Truckee, Cal. Druggist [158882]

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Passenger Receipt, Steerage, William Curless, Truckee, Cal. Druggist [158882]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 10:19UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Steerage passenger receipt for William Curless on pre-printed neutral US mail Steamship/ Pacific Mail steamship form. Datelined San Francisco. Curless bought a steerage ticket on August 20, 1857 in San Francisco to New Orleans via Aspinwall, signed by Thompkins, the agent for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. in SF. Born in Ohio in 1822, Curless came west for the California Gold Rush. In August, he boarded the S.S. Sonora bound for Panama, crossed the isthmus on the Panama Railroad and boarded the S.S. Central America at Aspinwall. With his passage paid to New Orleans, he would have disembarked in Havana and boarded another steamer bound for that great Southern port, which was also serviced by the same line, the United States Mail Steamship Company. This was his last stop before heading north to New York, and his detour from the direct route on the S.S. Central America was a lifesaver. More information on William Curless can be found in Ghost Towns and Medicines by Fred Holabird, pp374-376.

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Provenance: SS Central America Collection