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Passenger Receipts Originating in Aspinwall, S.S. Central America Treasure [150879]

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Passenger Receipts Originating in Aspinwall, S.S. Central America Treasure [150879]
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Two fascinating and historical passenger receipts recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck for the United States Mail Steamship Lines, with "S.S. Central America" filled in by hand. Both originated in Aspinwall for the trip northbound. Here, M. Bertham bought passage in Steerage with final destination of New Orleans. The other passenger, J. Sellner, was bound all the way to New York. Both receipts were conserved by the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover. There is no "Bertham" listed in the 1858 New Orleans Directory, but Marie Bertham had a letter waiting for her at the New Orleans Post Office in late August 1858. There is no Sellner listed in either New York or San Francisco in 1856. One of the two made it safely, the other may not have. Sellner is listed in Bowers as lost, though the spelling is different.

Date: 1857
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Provenance: SS Central America Collection