May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 415

Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(UNITED STATES LINES.) "United States." Printed and manuscript Purser's First Class Berthing List * Printed and manuscript First Class Berthing List for Voyage 373 (Eastbound New York to Le Havre). Together, 2 berthing lists for the same voyage. Folio, original wrappers and cloth; with names of all First Class Passengers entered in pencil by the purser. Additional notes on the front cover of the purser's list indicate the number of passengers travelling in the various classes on the ship, and the total number of crew onboard -"Total souls: 2091." New York, 09 August 1968

Additional Details

Accompanied by two printed copies of a "Confidential" list of important passengers travelling in First Class, including the photographer Richard Avedon in Suites M61-63.
Both lists are basically the same, but the purser's list seems to have been made slightly later than the general berthing list. It was probably made when the passengers actually arrived onboard. An interesting survival of a great ship.