First I would like to thank the two people that gave my daughter and I info on Ms Sarah Roth. Now, her school project requires her to make a brochure
We need information on cost of passage (all Classes) meals, brief room discriptions,and other perks.Is there a copy of the original brochure on any web site??? Also, for my curosity, when was the titanic supposed to land in the U.S.A.
Let us thank you in advance. Linda and Richelle.
As I've been trying to figure out the relative luxury & furnishings of various first class cabins, I've realized that there was a wide variation in room size & number of people
staying in cabins in first class which affects the ticket price right off the bat. Some
people bought tickets for their families & servants, and some traveled alone.
Some suites had wide beds, multiple bedrooms, their own bathrooms & wardrobe rooms, while some staterooms just had one bed and maybe a sofa, with everything in
between. And, apparently from the White Star Line brochure on Titanic's
accommodations, there was a range of first class decor, from very plain, white paneled
rooms with wicker furniture, (Fr. Browne's being an example) to all the suites, I think,
being embellished with period-styled moldings, trims & fancy wallpapers and furniture to match.
Next, as in current ships, which deck you were on made a difference, even within first
class. If you had A or B deck, you might have had larger windows, and a smoother,
quieter ride than E deck where you're closer to the water & the workings of the ship.
Lastly I understood from a conversation with historian Charles Haas that many first
class tickets bought relatively late were heavily discounted, just as cruise lines do now.
Thank goodness that ship had alot of empty cablns that night!
I've wondered about the decor of staterooms B1 & B2, the two most likely cabins Molly
Brown would have occupied. They are not suites, have small wardrobe cabinets, and
entailed using a bathroom down the hall, but they are very large in floorspace, so I'm
guessing they got the special decoration.
I think one of the reason why different passengers paid different prices has something to do with origin and final destinations. Most agents
sold tickets for the whole journey, i.e. tickets to Southampton and train tickets westwards from New York.
For instance for a 3rd Class ticket from Oslo or Gothenburgh to Chicago, the Transatlantic portion was as little as £4 15sh and 6d.
I have seen a Titanic AD for the return that never took place (sailing date planned to April 20th) and the 3rd class fares announced as follows,
Southampton, London and Glasgow at $36.25
Copenhagen, Oslo and Gothenburg at $41.50
Stockholm $44.50 and Hamburg $45.00,
to mention a few.
If you take time to study the passenger lists for
any of the 3 classes, you will find that many are
listet with the fare they actually paid.
Samuel Hermann only paid 13 pounds for himself. His ticket cost 65 pounds, but that was for 5 passengers: himself, his wife, his 2 daughters and George Sweet. While 13 pounds was the basis 2nd Class Fare some seem to have only p(aid 10 pounds 10s. In 1st Class the Minimum fare was 26 pounds. You need to look at how many passengers were travelling on a particular ticket. That applies to all 3 classes.
I've taken a summer break in my Titanic research, but now I am back on track (hopefully). I am still writing about the Danish passengers, currently the three Hansens (Claus Peter, Jenny and Henry), according to my information they paid 14£ for the tickets. Now, could that have included all the three of them - with the additional journey from Denmark to Southhampton?
I am also wondering how much 14£ would be today, does anyone know? Was the British pound worth more than the dollar back in those days as well? It would be interesting to get an idea of how much money they actually had to come up with.
Welcome back. According to the Contract Ticket List, Claus and Jenny travelled on ticket number 350026. Cost £14.2.2. Henrik travelled on ticket number 350025. Cost £7.17.1; with an amount of 16/- in a column that was originally headed: Cost of Inland Ticket.