Re: American Line Records #general

Ted Gostin

Jackye Sullins asked whether the American Line records still exist. The
recent book "The American Line 1871-1902" has notes and a bibliography that
indicate that there are minute books for the company through at least 1911
in the Pennsylvania Railroad Collection, Box 89, Urban Archives, Temple
University. It is not clear what information is in these minute books, or
whether later records are also available, but this archive would certainly
be a good starting place.

Ted Gostin

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Subject: American Line Records
From: "Jackye Sullins" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:26:50 -0700

My elusive relative was deported >from NY to Cherbourg on the SS Philadelphia
in June 1914. He was deemed physically unfit. I've been unable to find a
trace of him since. I contacted the French archives but they don't have
passenger records but said that the shipping lines kept their own.

My question: Does anyone know where the records for the American Line are
kept or even if they survived? I'm really trying to find out what happened
to him after he was returned to Cherbourg.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego

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