Re: Sending money to Poland in 1880s #poland #usa #general


Lee Jaffe
 

Since you asked specifically about money for passage to the US, I think it more likely that you’re talking about the sophisticated system of immigrant banks and steamship agents. This allowed someone in the US to deposit funds on behalf of someone back home into a local account. When paid in full, the steamship agency in Europe would be authorized to deliver the tickets. No money crossed the Atlantic. There have been earlier discussions about this system with historical references which you might find interesting. Here’s one …

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/pennhistory.81.2.0226

Lee David Jaffe
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Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland

 

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