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  Passengers' Contract Ticket
Author: Phipps, Shaw, and Lowther
Date: August 29, 1855

Robert L. Gilbert, a 21-year-old Englishman, purchased a ticket to travel from London, England, to New York, departing on Sept. 6, 1855. The ticket lists travel requirements such as luggage size, provisions provided, and an appointment time for a medical examination, which was required before departure. Gilbert would eventually dock in New York, renounce his allegiance to England, and travel to Kansas Territory to a farm nine miles north of Lawrence.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS P238
Item Number: 101587              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Emigration and immigration; England; Gilbert, Robert L.; Immigrants; Phipps, Shaw & Lowther; Transportation; Travel
 
 

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