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Passenger Ships arriving in New York Harbor

edited by
Bradley W. Steuart


© 1991 Precision Indexing

Reproduced 2001 with permission of the publisher

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Explanatory Notes vii Foreword xiv Acknowledgments xvi Introduction xviii Ship Arrivals Chronological by Arrival Date 1 Alphabetical by Ship, then by Arrival Date 181 v

Explanatory Notes

In an effort to eliminate any confusion as to the content of this work, the following information is presented. While other publications exist which contain lists of various vessels arriving during this same period, Passenger Ships Arriving in New York Harbor 1820-1850, is a complete extraction of all passenger vessels arriving at the port of New York. The United States National Archives' M237 microfilm series, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York. N.Y.. 1820-1897, was used to compile this work. It contains an official list of arriving vessels and the passengers on each, lists which were required to be filed by the captain of each ship upon arrival at the port of New York. The resulting extraction was then compared to ships noted in the United States National Archives' series M1066 entitled, Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports. 1789-1919. This series is a more exhaustive listing and includes every arriving vessel (cargo, passenger, or other). Entries which were not readable in the M237 series were often made clear in the M1066 series. The following information was extracted for each arriving passenger vessel: 1. Date of arrival 2. Name of ship 3. Type of vessel 4. Name of Captain 5. Port(s) of embarkation 6. Three most prevalent nationalities onboard 7. National Archives roll number 8. Manifest number The port(s) of embarkation for each vessel have been provided and will prove to be very useful information. Each port extracted was matched against a coded listing as provided to us by Temple University - Balch Institute's Center for Immigration Research. We used their coding mechanism to insure a consistency in the identification of the various ports. The port descriptions attempt to show not only the name of the port(s) at which each ship docked enroute to New York, but the order in which each port was visited, the proper name, and the country or geographical area in which the port is located. Proper or present-day names of ports are noted within brackets [ ]. Ex: ST PETERSBURG [LENINGRAD] A separate table provides a description for each port code as to its country or geographical area/region. The above entry would be listed in that table under ST PETERSBURG and would indicate that this port is in the region of RUSS. The countries/regions have been coded for uniformity (see Birth Place Code table for the complete geographical description). Ports are separated by a / when they belong to different countries, but are separated by a comma when belonging to the same country. Ex: LONDON/CORK (London is in ENGL and Cork is in IREL) NAPLES,PALERMO (Naples and Palermo are in ITAL) vii Please note that no scholarly effort has been made to identify each port to its rightful country of origin. The country code provided is meant to be used only as a point of reference in the identification of its "general" locality. Many names of ports have changed over the years since the arrivals of these vessels. It would be a tedious project in itself to attempt an accurate validation. When a port could not be identified, no country code is given. It is important to note when using the M237 series, that the numbering of manifests cycles back to 1 at the beginning of each arrival year. Example: For 1820 the lists are numbered 1 - 362. For 1821 the lists are numbered 1 - 442. Since a complete index to passengers arriving at New York for the period 1846- 1897 does not yet exist, this work will prove to be an invaluable research tool. Even without an alphabetical passenger index, a search can be narrowed by noting the possible port(s) of embarkation and nationalities of passengers. If the ship name is known, then the search is even more direct. The book presents the information in two formats: (1) Chronological by arrival date, (2) Alphabetical by ship name, then by arrival date. The accuracy of this work has been limited to the readability of the microfilmed manifests. Information which could not be read has been noted as [UNREADABLE]. viii

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